ASPPA Webcast: Advanced Testing: 410(b) Coverage Testing of Combo Plans, ESOPs, and 403(b) Plans

By ASPPA Net Staff • November 30, 2016 • 0 Comments
ASPPA Webcast: Advanced Testing: 410(b) Coverage Testing of Combo Plans, ESOPs, and 403(b) Plans
Available Until January 11, 2018

Speaker: Richard S. Phillips, AIF, ERPA, CPC, QPA, QKA, President and CEO, ERISA Consultants, Inc.

IRS Program Number: CZTXU-Q-00708-16-O

Webcast Outline: Click here.


Where there are opportunities there are also challenges. Section 410(b) is the gateway to creating custom plan designs to achieve multiple objectives but is fraught with challenges. In this webcast we will explore the opportunities of using multiple plans to achieve client specific objectives, and dive into the details to ensure the plans satisfy coverage before proceeding to non-discrimination testing.

Key Takeaways:
1. Discover the plan design opportunities in Section 410(b) with a split plan
2. Master shortcuts that can expedite the testing process
3. Establish best practices for snapshot coverage testing to achieve better outcomes when testing for non-discrimination.

Registration Deadlines: 
Live: 1/11/2017
On-Demand: 1/11 /2018

CE Credit: 2 ARA, 2 ERPA, 2 JBEA Noncore

About the Speaker:

Richard Phillips is the founding principal of ERISA Consultants, Inc. He has over 25 years of experience in the effective design, consultation, and management of 401(k) plans. Richard has served as co-chair of ARA’s Retirement Plan Academy, was a subject matter expert on coverage testing under IRS Code §410(b) and investments, led a team to revise and update the investment curriculum of the Certified Pension Consultant program, and chaired the committee tasked with revamping the curriculum of the Qualified Plan Financial Consultant (QPFC) program, a high-level training program for advisers working in the qualified plan arena.

Individual Viewer Additional Viewers 
ASPPA Member: $115  ASPPA Member: $45 
Non-Member: $190  Non-Member: $70 

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