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Chair: Martha N. Steinman, Hogan Lovells US LLP, New York, NY

The SECURE Act.
As the most extensive retirement legislation since 2006, the recently enacted SECURE Act, much of it effective January 1, 2020, raises important planning and compliance issues and opportunities for participants, plan sponsors, practitioners, service providers, savers, and regulators. This session, presented by a Committee member involved in developing and negotiating a number of the new provisions, will address the major SECURE Act provisions and the issues they raise relating to lifetime income; open MEPs; nondiscrimination relief for frozen and closed plans; and changes affecting timing of plan adoption, 401(k) auto enrollment safe harbor, adoption of 401(k) safe harbor status, RMD rules, coverage of part-time employees, tax credits for new plan startups and for auto enrollment, IRAs, etc.
Moderator: Martha N. Steinman, Hogan Lovells US LLP, New York, NY
Panelist: J. Mark Iwry, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC & Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

What’s in a Name? Association Health Plans and Association Retirement Plans: These Cousins Couldn’t Be More Different.
This panel of experts will dive into the fray and analyze the battle lines drawn over association health plans and association retirement plans as a microcosm of the battle between red states and blue states. Find out whether proponents of association health plans oppose association retirement plans (and vice versa), and learn the projected location of the upcoming battlefields. Join us as we provide an up-to-the-minute update on association health plan and association retirement plan litigation, regulation and guidance focusing on the issues that all plans, employers, insurance carriers, participants, and service providers need to know now.
Moderator: Erin M. Sweeney, Miller & Chevalier Chartered, Washington, DC
Panelists: Christopher E. Condeluci, CC Law & Policy, Washington, DC; Joel R. Hurt, Feinstein Doyle Payne & Kravec LLC, Pittsburgh, PA; Anthony F. Shelley, Miller & Chevalier Chartered, Washington, DC

Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Hot Topics.
Representatives from the Department of Labor and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation will provide updates on the latest guidance and developments affecting employee plans.
Moderator: Harold Ashner, Keightley & Ashner LLP, Washington, DC
Panelists: Gregory Katz, Attorney, Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Washington, DC; Kimberly Neureiter, Attorney, Bankruptcy, Transactions and Terminations Department, Office of General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Washington, DC; Constance Donovan, Participant and Plan Sponsor Advocate, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Washington, DC; Camille Castro, Senior Associate, Participant and Plan Sponsor Advocate, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Washington, DC

Department of Treasury / IRS Hot Topics.
Representatives from the Department of Treasury and the IRS will provide updates on the latest guidance and developments affecting employee plans.
Moderator: Bret Hamlin, Hill Ward Henderson, Tampa, FL
Panelists: Carol Weiser, Benefits Tax Counsel, Office of Benefits Tax Counsel, Department of Treasury, Washington, DC; Victoria Judson, Associate Chief Counsel, Employee Benefits, Exempt Organizations, and Employment Taxes, Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, Washington, DC; Stephen Tackney, Deputy Associate Chief Counsel (Employee Benefits), Employee Benefits, Exempt Organizations, and Employment Taxes, Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, Washington, DC; Kevin Knopf, Senior Technician Reviewer, Health and Welfare Branch, Employee Benefits, Exempt Organizations and Employment Taxes, IRS Office of Chief Counsel, Washington, DC

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