Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT
Controlled group and affiliated service group aggregation rules require certain related businesses to consider all of the employees across the businesses together in relation to some benefit plan administration. Controlled group rules can impact an employer’s headcount dramatically, but not all federal reporting requirements and regulations take aggregation into account. This webinar will help employers understand when to undergo controlled group or affiliated service group analysis, and when the aggregated headcounts are used.
This webinar will:
This 90-minute beginner to intermediate level webinar will help employers understand the rules regarding aggregated groups, and how it can impact benefit plans.
Kathleen R. Barrow is a Principal in the Rapid City, South Dakota, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has designed welfare benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements, and has counseled sponsors and administrators of these types of plans, for 15 years.
Ms. Barrow has appeared on behalf of clients before the national offices of the United States Treasury and the Department of Labor Employee Benefit Security Administration.
Ms. Barrow actively participates in national coalitions of counsel that assist employers in defending audits of welfare and pension benefit plans. She advises clients and counsel across the country with regard to defined contribution arrangements that provide post-retirement health benefits to employees.
While attending law school, Ms. Barrow was a Managing Editor of the Oklahoma Law Review. After law school, Ms. Barrow clerked for the Honorable David L. Russell, Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.