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Employee Benefits Jobs

Pension Consultants/Administrators
for Northern NJ Mid-Size Pension Consulting Firm in NJ

Marketing Communications Manager
for Nolan Financial in DC, MD

Retirement Plan Consultant
for Retirement Strategies, LLC in WI

VP, Product Sales
for Prudential in CT

Account Manager
for Cammack LaRhette Consulting in NY

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Webcasts and Conferences

"Advanced Plan Design Workshop" - Atlanta
in Georgia on November 8, 2011 presented by SunGard Relius

"ERISA Workshop 2011" - Atlanta
in Georgia on November 9, 2011 presented by SunGard Relius

"ERISA Workshop 2011" - Kansas City
in Kansas on November 10, 2011 presented by SunGard Relius

"ERISA Workshop 2011" presented by SunGard's Relius Education - In 22 Cities Nationwide
Nationwide on October 19, 2011 presented by SunGard Relius

Appeals and External Review for Self-Funded Health Plans: Where the Rules Stand Now
Nationwide on September 28, 2011 presented by Thomson Reuters / EBIA

Best Practices After Cigna v. Amara for Plan Documents
Nationwide on November 17, 2011 presented by ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits

Retirement Plan Compliance Issues in a Down Economy
in California on October 18, 2011 presented by Western Pension & Benefits Conference - San Diego Chapter

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[Guidance Overview]
IRS Releases Updated Version of Form 8928 and Instructions
"To help keep excise tax risks to a minimum, cautious plan sponsors (and others who may be liable) should follow an approach to compliance designed not only to prevent errors but also to catch and correct mistakes that may occur." (Thomson Reuters/EBIA)

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[Guidance Overview]
Court Affirms Dismissal of Suit Challenging Insurer's Use of Retained Asset Account To Settle Life Insurance Benefits
"DoubleClickAndReplaceMeWithExcerpt" (Goodwin Procter LLP)

Monitoring Employees on FMLA Leave
"[Firing employees] can be justified when employees use FMLA leave (1) in a way that violates the employer's policy manual, (2) to cover up for underperformance, (3) to retaliate against their employers or (4) as carte blanche to miss endless hours of work." (SmartHR)

Focus on the Rising Cost of Health Care (PDF)
"A substantial body of RAND research has focused on evaluating existing and potential policies to lower health care costs; examining the cost implications of healthy and unhealthy behaviors, with an eye toward promoting health and preventing disease; and improving health systemvalue, reducing waste, and improving the quality of care." (RAND Corporation)

ML Strategies Health Care Reform Update, October 3, 2011 (PDF)
"Read this week's update on health care reform legislation, regulations, and initiatives." (ML Strategies, LLC)

Implementing Health Insurance Exchanges: State Profiles
"These briefs review the states' progress, including where each individual state is in the legislative process; whether the state has received funding from the federal government to establish the exchanges; and the next steps each state is taking to implement its exchange." (The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)

Benefits in General; Executive Compensation

Open Benefit Plan Enrollment Concerns
"To prepare for the open enrollment period, sit down and develop a plan. The plan should include the dates for the enrollment period, what resources are at your disposal and how to allocate them. Work with your service providers to see what types of resources they have to assist you." (Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP)

Say on Pay in 2011, and What To Expect for 2012
"Between January 1 and July 1, 2011, 37 companies' compensation of their top executives fell short of majority support. Another 37 companies garnered significant though less than majority opposition, with 'against' votes of 40 percent to 50 percent." (Harvard Business School Publishing)

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