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Upcoming events

    • 20 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:40 AM (PDT)

    Missing 401(k) Plan Participants:

    Gone But Not Forgotten

    The Presentation:

    Plan administrators know all too well the practical challenges associated with the timely payment of benefits to plan participants, especially in those cases where individuals remain unresponsive to plan communications and are presumed missing. In the recent years, both the Department of Labor (“DOL”) and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) have shown an increased interest in this area. During the early part of 2016, the DOL stated that it would begin investigating large plans to determine whether benefits were paid in a timely manner to terminated participants. Likewise, the IRS modified its instructions to Line 4l on the 2015 Form 5500 to address compliance issues regarding the timely payment of benefits. (Line 4l asks “Has the Plan failed to provide any benefit when due under the Plan?”) For plan sponsors to be able to answer “no” to Line 4l, the IRS clarified that they needed to make a “reasonable effort” to find unresponsive participants who were entitled to receive minimum distributions under Internal Revenue Code Section 401(a)(9). Although locating missing 401(k) plan participants has become a growing audit and enforcement priority for federal regulators, it’s often unclear to what lengths a plan administrator must go to find missing plan participants owed a benefit. And despite the limited guidance on this subject, plan fiduciaries have a duty to protect and preserve participants’ rights to benefits to ensure they receive them in a timely manner—which makes finding missing plan participants an important issue to address.

    Use this webinar to learn best practices for establishing a procedure to follow for missing 401(k) plan participants and understand when you will have met your obligations in tracking them down, including:

    •  The DOL’s and IRS’s guidance on the expectations for plan administrators;
    •  Initial steps plan administrators must take, including certified mailings, checking other records for contact information, and using free search tools to locate missing participants;
    •  Additional considerations and steps for plan administrators if the initial steps do not result in finding the missing participants;
    •  How intricate or creative plan administrators are expected to be in searching for participants;
    •  And much more!

    The Speakers: 

    . Katuri Kaye | Director | Trucker Huss, APC -ERISA and Employee Benefits Attorney

    Katuri focuses her practice primarily on qualified retirement plans, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans, and plans of tax exempt entities and public schools and universities, including 403(b) and 457 plans.

    Katuri counsels clients on the design and tax-qualification of retirement plans and the taxation of employee benefits. In addition, Katuri assists clients with drafting plan documents, SPDs and plan amendments; analyzing plan administrative issues; service provider and investment management agreement reviews; reviewing and drafting QDROs; preparing IRS and DOL submissions; and resolving questions regarding compliance with ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code.

    Katuri practices out of the firm's Los Angeles and San Francisco offices.

    Katuri was the recipient of theNational Bar Association's 2012 Top 40 AdvocatesUnder 40 Award. She was also named to theLawyers of Color 2013 Inaugural Hot 100 List.

    . Robert Gower | Director | Trucker Huss, APC -ERISA and Employee Benefits Attorney

    Robert concentrates his practice in fiduciary responsibility as well as tax qualified retirement plan design, compliance, and administration. He routinely works with plan sponsors and fiduciaries to 401(k), defined benefit, cash balance, and profit sharing plans. Robert has wide-ranging experience in plan drafting, including plan documents, amendments, resolutions, and summary plan descriptions. He also assists plan sponsors in preparing committee charters and bylaws to establish strong plan governance. Robert routinely works with clients to assist with compliance efforts, including all aspects of the Internal Revenue Service Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System. He has significant experience helping clients navigate through the voluntary compliance program and plan audits. In addition to plan design and compliance, Robert works with plan sponsors and service providers to understand and adhere to ERISA’s fiduciary requirements, including guiding clients through the Department of Labor’s Voluntary Fiduciary Compliance Program. He applies these same skills to service provider reviews, investment contract drafting and Department of Labor Investigations. Robert also assists plan sponsors with day-to-day administrative efforts, including benefit claims and appeals, QDRO determinations, and participant communications. He remains up-to-date on all aspects of qualified plan reporting and disclosure in order to assist plan sponsors in timely compliance with regulatory requirements. Robert has spoken on an array of benefits issues, including the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System, retirement benefits for domestic partners, missing participants, controlled group considerations, plan governance, and the fiduciary responsibilities of retirement plan committees. Robert has been recognized as a 2016–2019 Rising Star by the Northern California Super Lawyers publication. Robert was also awarded “Outstanding Volunteer” for his work from 2016 through 2018 with the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) by the Bar Association of San Francisco.

    Continuing Education: 2 CE

    ASPPA    CPAs (CA, OR)   CEBS   ERPA   JBEA   MCLE (CA)    NIPA    AIF and CFP

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

    A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors

Past events

20 Feb 2019 ONLINE Webinar: 401(k) Testing: Testing Techniques, HCE Determination and Compensation Options
29 Jan 2019 ONLINE Webinar: One Year In: The Qualified Business Income Deduction and its Impact on the Retirement Plan Industry
12 Dec 2018 Online Webinar: Ethics and Professional Responsibility - 2018
14 Nov 2018 Online Webinar: Financing Health: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
30 Oct 2018 Online Webinar: Employee Benefits in Mergers and Acquisitions – the Sequel
18 Sep 2018 Online Webinar: Disclosures, Notices, and Filing Requirements for Your Retirement Plan
23 Aug 2018 Online Webinar:Everything You and Your Clients Should Know About Beneficiary Designation Forms
12 Jun 2018 Online Webinar:403(b) Hot Topics (and that’s not an oxymoron)
20 Apr 2018 RECORDED Webinar: An Update on ERISA Litigation
27 Mar 2018 ONLINE Webinar: An Update on ERISA Litigation
22 Feb 2018 ONLINE Webinar: Safe Harbor 401(k) plan corrections
09 Jan 2018 ONLINE Webinar: The Entity, the Plan and the Return: Taxation and Deduction Issues for Qualified Retirement Plans
31 Dec 2017 Recorded Webinar: The Dos and Don'ts of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
31 Dec 2017 Recorded Webinar: Ethics for TPAs and Other Professionals - 2017
31 Dec 2017 Recorded Webinar: Advanced Compliance Testing – How to Put the Rules to Work for Plan Sponsors
31 Dec 2017 Recorded Webinar: Introduction to Cash Balance Plans for Non-Actuaries
31 Dec 2017 Recorded Webinar: Missing Participants & Uncashed Checks: Problems Never Contemplated by ERISA
31 Dec 2017 Recorded Webinar - Recovering Pension Overpayments - Navigating the Maze
31 Dec 2017 Recorded Webinar - THE COMPLEX WORLD OF REHIRES
31 Dec 2017 Recorded Webinar - Defined Contribution Compliance Reboot
31 Dec 2017 Recorded Webinar - Advanced Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
31 Dec 2017 RECORDED WEBINAR: 457, 401(k), & 403(b) Plans - Which is right for your clients' or your organization?
31 Dec 2017 RECORDED WEBINAR: DB/DC Update on New Regulations opens Retirement Plan Innovation
31 Dec 2017 Recorded Webinar: Negotiating Good Service Agreements
30 Mar 2017 Online Webinar: Improve Plan Results
15 Dec 2016 Online Webinar: Ethics for TPAs and Other Professionals
01 Dec 2016 Online Webinar: Missing Participants & Uncashed Checks: Problems Never Contemplated by ERISA
02 Nov 2016 Independent Third Party Audits – Why a 403(b) Audit is not a 401(k) Audit
27 Oct 2016 Webinar - Top Ten Audit Deficiencies
23 Aug 2016 Online Webinar: Save More Tomorrow
17 May 2016 Online Webinar: Smooth Sailing Ahead: Negotiating Your Ship through the New Rules for Mid-Year Changes to Safe Harbor 401(k) Plans
04 May 2016 Online Webinar: The New Fiduciary Rules: What Do You Need to Know and Do Now?
21 Apr 2016 Online Webinar: Tales From an ERISA Plan Auditor – Dream Clients and Nightmare Clients
23 Mar 2016 Online Webinar: Cybersecurity
18 Feb 2016 Online Webinar: Risk Management for Retirement Benefits Professionals
27 Jan 2016 Online Webinar: The ESOP Exit Option – Benefits and Advantages
10 Dec 2015 ONLINE WEBINAR: Ethics for TPAs and Other Professionals
23 Oct 2015 Online Webinar: Welfare Plan Issues for Same-Sex Married Couples
22 Sep 2015 Online Webinar: Pension De-Risking – Where Do We Stand Now?
09 Jun 2015 Online Webinar: Health Plans and Beyond
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