Norris Plans Seminars On Section 403(b) Plans

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 00:00

Titled Section 403(b) Plans: Relieving the Pain of Compliance, sponsored by Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., this seminar will take place in two locations on two dates. On Wednesday, July 22, the program will be held in the offices of Norris McLaughlin in Bridgewater NJ. On Thursday, July 30 it will take place at The Harvard Club, NY City. It will commence at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 11 a.m. on both days.

The speakers will be Charles A. Bruder, member, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus and co-chair of the Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Group; Scott Rappoport, chief executive officer of Benefit Sources & Solutions; and Kriste Naples-DeAngelo, partner, Pension Services Group, Amper Politziner & Mattia.

Topics to be covered include ERISA coverage questions, plan document requirements, audit requirements, fiduciary due diligence, and loans and hardship withdrawal processes. The issues arising during the administration of a Code Section 403(b) plan by a tax-exempt organization can all add up to one huge headache for a plan sponsor. Adding to this potential pain is a spate of guidance recently issued by the IRS, the Treasury Department, and the U.S. Department of Labor which may require a greater level of employer involvement in the operation of such retirement plans, while requiring careful balance to avoid the pitfalls of ERISA compliance.

The speakers will address areas of potential concern for tax-exempt organizations and their plans. Among the topics to be discussed: Determining if Your Plan is Governed by ERISA; Compliance with New Treasury Regulations; Loan & Hardship Withdrawal Eligibility; 90-24 Exchange; Fiduciary Due Diligence; IRS Form 5500 Requirements; Preparing for the Plan Audit; Financial Reporting Requirements.

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To register contact Cassie Coldreck at or call (908) 252-4172.