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SWBA/IRS Plan Administrator Skills Workshop 2012


7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. — Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Negotiating and Reviewing Service Contracts

  • Fiduciary obligations in selection of service provider
  • What the fee disclosure rules require
  • Provider's standard of care
  • Limitation of liability clauses
  • Indemnity provisions
  • Post-Termination services and costs
  • Routine provisions such as confidentiality, notice, dispute resolution, governing law/venue
  • Best practices to ensure your contract is reasonable

Dallas Speakers:
Brian King, Director, Deloitte and Touche, LLP
Felicia Finston, Partner, Wilkins Finston Law Group

OKC Speakers:
Brandon Long, Shareholder, McAfee and Taft, PC

9:35 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.

Retirement Plans: Pitfalls in the Administration of "Plan Compensation" and the Operation of Safe Harbor 401(k) Plans

  • Understand how and why compensation is defined in your plan document
  • Learn why the IRS is examining safe harbor plans
  • Identify and avoid common mistakes regarding compensation and safe harbor plans

Dallas Speakers:
William Sweeney, Shareholder, Polsinelli Shughart, PC
Tara Silver-Malyska, UHY Advisors TX, LLC
Loretta Dollar, EP Manager, Internal Revenue Service

OKC Speaker:
Kenni Merritt, Attorney, Crowe and Dunlevy Law Firm
Deborah Crump, Sr. Vice President and Trust Officer, BOK Financial
Loretta Dollar, EP Manager, Internal Revenue Service

10:35 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. — BREAK

10:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

409A and Section 83 Issues

  • Update to 409A practice and guidance
  • How do the Section 83 "substantial risk of forfeiture" updates from 2012 affect your 409A planning?

Dallas Speakers:
Dan Hogans, Partner, Morgan Lewis and Bockius, LLP
Mike Curran, Vice President, CAPTRUST Financial Advisors

OKC Speakers:
Dan Hogans, Partner, Morgan Lewis and Bockius, LLP
Mike Curran, Vice President, CAPTRUST Financial Advisors

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. — LUNCH


1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Benchmarking Fees: Questions you should ask your DC Provider

  • Understanding variations in 401(k) plan fee structures
  • Identifying direct and indirect expenses
  • Recordkeeper sources of revenue
  • The impact to plan participants
  • Plan sponsor considerations

Dallas Speaker:
Brandon Long, Shareholder, McAfee and Taft, PC
Brian Dennen, Retirement Practice Leader, Curcio Webb

OKC Speaker:
Alison Patel, Attorney, McAfee and Taft, PC
Brian Dennen, Retirement Practice Leader, Curcio Webb

2:05 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.

Health Reform: PPACA's Continuing Impact on Plans and Plan Administrators

  • Update of the latest guidance on PPACA
  • Discussion of near term PPACA fees and taxes
  • How to calculate FTEs for "play or pay" purposes under PPACA

Dallas Speaker:
Christopher Beinecke, Sr. Consultant, Towers Watson
Jake Barney, Associate, Locke Lord LLP
Keyashia Barkins, Investigator, U.S. Department of Labor

OKC Speakers:
Eric Smith, Partner, Conner and Winters, LLP
Trey Darby, Lockton Dunning Benefits
Keyashia Barkins, Investigator, U.S. Department of Labor

3:05 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. — BREAK

3:20 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

HIPAA Privacy and Security Standards: Current Compliance and Enforcement Issues

  • What do I need to do in response to all of these new HIPAA regulations?
  • I've Had a Security Beach! What do I Do Now?
  • Am I a 'Covered Entity'?
  • Am I Required to Train My Texas Employees Under HB 300?

Dallas Speakers:
Ed Oleksiak, Vice President, Holmes Murphy and Associates, Inc.
Randy Fickel, Asst. General Counsel, J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

OKC Speakers:
Philip Gordon, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson
Teah Corley, Executive VP, PremierSource

4:20 p.m. — ADJOURNMENT


The 2013 SWBA/IRS Plan Administration Skills Workshops is designed to increase the attendee's knowledge of applicable laws, rules and regulations, as well as recent changes in employee benefits. The course also is designed to expose attendees to practical solutions to employee benefit problems confronting practitioners and plan sponsors. There are no prerequisites. Advance preparation is not required and every session will feature live presentations. 6 hours of credit will be granted in most cases. Application has been made for continuing education credit for:

  • Attorneys
  • Enrolled Actuaries
  • CPAs
  • Group I Insurance Agents
March 8, 2013

DoubleTree Galleria Hotel
4099 Valley View Lane
Dallas, TX 75244
Oklahoma City
March 22, 2013

The Skirvin Hilton
1 Park Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
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City State Zip

Dallas, March 8 Oklahoma City, March 22

Registration Fee:
SWBA Members - $150
Non-Members - $225
Attend & Join SWBA for 2013 - $275

Type of Continuing Education Credits desired:
Attorney CPA Actuary Insurance

Payment Method:
Credit Card Type: AMEX VISA MasterCard
Credit Card # Expiration Date
Name on Card

Comments/Special Requests/Other

March 1, 2013

Oklahoma City
March 15, 2013


All refunds are subject to a $50 administration fee.

  • Full refund (less $50 fee) if cancelled 3 weeks prior to workshop
  • 50% refund (less $50 fee) if cancelled 1 week prior to workshop
  • NO REFUND if cancelled less than 1 week prior to workshop

Substitutions may be made at any time.


Chair: Henry Talavera, Shareholder, Polsinelli Shughart, PC
Russell Chapman, Attorney, Littler Mendelson P.C.
Theresa Grochowsky, Benefit Consultant, INTEGRIS Health
Patrick Hajovsky, Senior Attorney, BP Corporation North America, Inc.
Lynne Harkel-Rumford, Associate General Counsel, CenterPoint Energy
Brandon Long, Partner, McAfee and Taft, PC
Greg Nix, Customer Outreach, Internal Revenue Service
Tamera Plocheck, Director, Benefits, GenOn Energy, Inc.
Eric Smith, Partner, Conner and Winters, LLP


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