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Fiduciary responsibility under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a concept that remains vague or even threatening for many HR professionals. Fear no more! We are offering a 3-part “Fiduciary Bootcamp” series this summer. You can make a choice if you want to become a Subject Matter Expert after participating in all three presentations or simply get familiar and comfortable with the topic by attending one or two meetings.

6/22/2017 to 8/24/2017
When: 3 Part Summer Series
7:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Where: Radisson Hotel Albany
205 Wolf Road
Albany, New York  12205
United States

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Summer Series

Fiduciary Bootcamp

Fiduciary responsibility under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a concept that remains vague or even threatening for many HR professionals.

Fear no more! We are offering a 3-part “Fiduciary Bootcamp” series this summer.

New to the world of employee benefits, or a seasoned professional who wants to brush up on the current issues in the field of ERISA fiduciary compliance? This program series is for you!

 

Attend one, two, or all three programs presented by Amelia (Amy) M. Klein, Esq., VP and General Counsel of Direct Retirement Solutions, a trusted authority in the field of ERISA compliance.

  1. ERISA Fiduciary Bootcamp aka Who, Me, a Fiduciary? – This program is designed for human resources professionals who are either new to the benefits area or who are unfamiliar with what the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) imposes on plan fiduciaries.  In this session, you will learn:
    1. What benefits are subject to ERISA, and which benefits are exempt?
    2. What makes a person or entity a fiduciary?
    3. What responsibilities do fiduciaries have under ERISA?
    4. What could possibly go wrong?
    5. Ways to mitigate liability.

  2. Fiduciary Fables - We are going to have some fun with this program!  “Fable” -noun- A short story, often using animal characters, conveying a moral.  Using real-life stories (actual case studies, from the U.S. Supreme Court, where possible), we will illustrate the seminal concepts of  fiduciary coverage and rules.  This is a more nuanced look at where the structural pitfalls are, and how they can be avoided by plan design and other strategies.  For example, what is a “plan” anyway?   Who is an “employer”?   What does “maintained” by an employer mean?  This session is designed for folks who have undergone “Fiduciary Bootcamp”, have some knowledge of the ERISA fiduciary rules, or just enjoy learning through story telling.

  3. Litigation-Proofing Your 401(k)/403(b) Plan – There have been a rash of class action lawsuits alleging a breach of ERISA fiduciary duties for excessive fees and/or poor investment choices in 401(k) and 403(b) plans.  Let’s explore what we can learn from these cases.  What makes a plan a target?  Are service providers, like TIAA-CREF, fiduciaries?  What are the best practices for litigation-proofing your plan, and your fiduciaries, and will fiduciary liability insurance buy you peace of mind?  This session is designed for folks who understand the basics of ERISA fiduciary liability.

This series has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute and SHRM for 1.5 General Credits for each program.

Programs Details:

Location: Radisson Hotel Albany
205 Wolf Rd. Albany, NY 12205

Date/Time:

1. Thursday, June 22, 2017 ERISA Fiduciary Bootcamp aka Who, Me, a Fiduciary? - Click Here to Register for Session 1

2. Thursday, July 27 - Fiduciary Fables - Click Here to Register for Session 2

3. Thursday, Aug 24 - Litigation-Proofing Your 401(k)/403(b) Plan - Click Here to Register for Session 3

4. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FULL SERIES AT A DISCOUNTED RATE!

 

7:30am-8:15am: Registration/Breakfast/Networking

8:15am-8:30am: CRHRA Announcements

8:30am-10:00am: Program

 

Registration costs: Members: $25 per session / $65 for the full series
                             
Non-Members: $30 per session / $80 for the full series

                             Students: $20 per session / $50 for the full series

 

About our  Speaker, Amelia M. Klein, VP and General Counsel of Direct Retirements Solutions

Amy Klein is the Vice President and General Counsel of Direct Retirement Solutions, a fiduciary investment manager and 401(k)/403(b) consulting firm located in Albany, New York.  Recently retired from Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, Amy is an experienced employee benefits attorney who has assisted employers of every size and structure (publicly held, privately held, not-for-profit, and public sector) understand their obligations with respect to employee benefit plans.

Amy is a frequent speaker on employee benefit issues and former Chair of the Northeast Pension Liaison Group and the New York Employee Benefits Conference.

Honors and Affiliations

  • Listed in:

o   The Best Lawyers in America® 2017, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (11th consecutive year)

o   Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rated

o   New York Super Lawyers 2012®, Employee Benefits/ERISA

  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Tax and Labor Law Sections

Education

Fordham University School of Law (J.D., cum laude,1989)

University at Albany, State University of New York (B.S., cum laude, 1979)

Representative Presentations

  • HIPAA Privacy Requirements for Your Group Health Plan, Bond’s Employee Benefits Law Academy, 4/12/16
  • Association Health Plans in the Age of the Affordable Care Act, Your Road Map to Group Health Plan Compliance, Capital Region Human Resource Association, 3/24/16
  • Section 125/Cafeteria Plans in the Age of the Affordable Care Act, Bond’s Employee Benefits Law Academy, 3/8/16
  • COBRA Continuation Compliance in the Age of the Affordable Care Act, New York Employee Benefits Conference – Albany Chapter, 1/12/16
  • Things You May Be Doing Wrong Under the Affordable Care Act, Adirondack Human Resources Association, 1/22/16; also presented at North County Human Resources Consortium, 12/10/15
  • Co-Chairperson, Joint TE/GE Council Conference, 2/26-27/15

Other Activities

  • Former President, Board of Directors, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
  • Executive Board, Hudson Mohawk Association of the New York Conference of the United Church of Christ, Inc.
  • Former Adjunct Professor, Albany Law School of Union University
  • Contributing Author, Journal of Pension Benefits

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