WP&BC Governing Board Online Webinar: More Strange but True Tales of 403(b) Plans - And, What Makes Them Different

  • Thursday, May 28, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
  • Webinar

ONLINE WEBINAR: 


More Strange but True Tales of 403(b) Plans -

 

What Makes Them Different



 The Presentation: 

This is Part II of last fall’s 403(b) plan webinar that explored how 403(b) plans are different from 401(k) plans. We will continue looking at the little noticed minutiae of the 403(b) rules, which often are responsible for causing the situations that are the most difficult to resolve.  Our two well-traveled 403(b) aficionados are joined by another highly experienced practitioner in this area, and they will continue to detail some of the most common quirks in the 403(b) rules that hamper effective plan administration and create unexpected issues. In addition to looking at the key technical differences between 403(b) and 401(k) plans, they will also discuss the impact of the SECURE Act on 403(b) plans and developments in 403(b) plan litigation. Missed Part I? Don’t worry – it’s not a prerequisite for Part II. They’ll get you caught up.

  •  403(b) rules
  • Identify unusual document drafting issues for which sponsors should be aware
  • Identify unresolved regulatory issues and filing issues.
  • Impact of the SECURE Act on 403(b) plans

Our Speakers: 

Evan Giller, JD, Boutwell Fay, LLP

Evan Giller has worked in the field of employee benefits law and ERISA for over 25 years, specializing in the retirement and deferred compensation plans of tax-exempt organizations and governmental employers. He has extensive experience advising employers and plan service providers on a wide range of retirement plan issues, including plan design, plan documents, operational issues, corrections and fiduciary responsibility, and has particular expertise regarding 403(b) and 457 plans. In addition, Evan’s practice includes advising financial institutions on issues relating to the design and regulation of annuity products, in particular annuities used to fund retirement plans.


Robert Toth, JD, Toth Law and Consulting 

Robert has practiced employee benefits law since 1983. His practice focuses on the design, administration and distribution of financial products and services for retirement plans, one which combines elements of ERISA, tax law, insurance law, securities law and investment law for both 401(a) and 403(b) plans. Bob’s experience includes the design of multiple employer plans; implementing 403(b) programs under the new regulations; designing investment products for 401(k) plans; annuitization programs for defined contribution plans; advising on prohibited transactions issues related to retirement plan products and services and their distribution, development of open architecture programs for 403(b) plans and writing and implementing standards for fiduciary and advisory practices.


Ann Jonas, JD, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Fidelity Investments

For over 20 years Ann Jonas has worked for Fidelity Investments focusing on ERISA and employee benefits law, investment law, tax law and insurance law. Ann's early training was that of a CPA with an emphasis on federal and state income taxes for corporations and individuals. Ann graduated from Harvard Law School, JD, Cum Laude and Georgetown University, BSBA, Magna Cum Laude.


Continuing Education: 

  • 2 CE for AIF Certification (pending)
  • 2 CE for ASPPA certifications
  • 2 CEC for NIPA certifications
  • 2 CPE for CEBS
  • 1.75 hours MCLE for California attorneys
  • 2 hours for California CPAs
  • 2 CE for CFP (pending)
  • 2 CE for CRPS (pending)
  • 2 hour for ERPA and Enrolled Agents 
  • 2 CE JBEA certifications


  Early bird Cost: $65 for members, $90 for non-members. 


A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors



Western Pension & Benefits Council Portland Chapter

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