Getting Creative with Benefits: How to Avoid Pitfalls for Fringe Benefits
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern, 11:00 a.m. Pacific
This month's webinar will provide an overview of popular new fringe benefits and discuss how to structure, memorialize, and administer these benefits.
This webinar will
Provide an overview of popular new fringe benefits, including tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance, transportation benefits, moving expense reimbursement, group life, long-term disability, pet insurance, and more.
Describe how an employer should structure fringe benefits.
Discuss best practices in memorializing and administering fringe benefits.
Discuss the taxability of fringe benefits and whether certain fringe benefits may be excluded from taxation.
This 60-minute intermediate level webinar will help employers understand fringe benefits and alert employers to the red flags to look for when offering and administering fringe benefits.
Lorie Maring is Of Counsel in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Fisher Phillips. She focuses her practice on helping employers navigate Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and other state and federal laws impacting the design, implementation and ongoing compliance of their employee benefit plans and programs.
She regularly advises clients on the Affordable Care Act, health and welfare benefits, qualified plans, executive compensation, Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs) and multiemployer plan issues.
Lorie also represents employers in managing Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL) audits, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance and fiduciary obligations. She serves clients in the public and private sector, including non-profit organizations and trade associations.
Chelsea Deppert is an associate in the firm's Atlanta office. She provides practical guidance to employers on the technical aspects of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and other state and federal laws impacting the design, implementation and ongoing compliance of employee benefit plans and programs. She advises clients with respect to all aspects of employee benefits, including retirement plans, health and other welfare benefit plans.
Chelsea works with employers on a broad array of issues relating to tax qualified retirement plans, such as plan operation, drafting, participant communications, and compliance with ERISA’s fiduciary responsibility provisions. In her practice, she regularly represents employers in curing qualified plan operational issues under the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS) and other corrective programs, as well as counsels employers with respect to income and employment tax issues related to employee benefits. Chelsea also advises employers with respect to their obligations under Health Care Reform, ERISA, Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other federal laws that regulate health and welfare plans.
While attending law school at Emory University, Chelsea served as the Executive Symposium Editor of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal and her article “Bitcoin and Bankruptcy: Putting the Bits Together” was published in the Journal’s thirty-second volume. She was also an active member of school’s Labor and Employment Law practice society. During law school, the Bankruptcy Journal awarded her the 2015 Michael P. Gullet Award for Excellence in Legal Writing and Editing. She was also awarded the 2016 Outstanding Student Award by the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association.
Contact your local UBA Partner Firm to receive a complimentary registration for this informative presentation or visit www.UBAbenefits.com