PART II - Retirement Plan Alternatives for Small Plan Sponsors:
Pooled Employer Plans
Meet us Online
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
9:00 am to 10:00 am
· Pooled Employer Plans-alternatives to CalSavers that are available to small plan sponsors
Pooled Employer Plans
Do you feel the PEP?
The SECURE Act, passed into law in December 2019, provides for Pooled Employer Plans (PEPs). Aon believes these next-generation retirement plans will be transformational for 401(k) and the broader defined contribution plan system. Rick Jones, Senior Partner, National Retirement Practices / Retirement Solutions from Aon will discuss how they believe PEPs will produce more economies of scale and better outcomes for participants, less fiduciary risks for employers, and allow organizations to better focus on core and essential functions.
In the session, Rick will discuss:
- The basics of PEPs
- The current and anticipated regulatory environment
- Principles to consider when evaluating PEPs
Client, prospect, and other stakeholder responses to PEP offers
Pooled Employer Plans: Rick Jones, a Senior Partner and Leader of the National Practices Group for Aon’s Retirement Practice. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, an Enrolled Actuary, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. During his 30+ years with the firm, Rick has consulted on a broad range of retirement plan financial strategy and design issues for our largest clients, including benefit design and competitiveness, financial strategy, and approaches in mergers and acquisitions.
Rick has appeared on CNBC’s Nightly Business Report program, and been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Pensions & Investments, Money magazine, the Financial Times, Business Insurance, and Morningstar. He has also met with numerous federal government administration and legislative representatives and committees, including presentations to Senate Finance Committee staff, House Ways and Means members, Department of Labor, and Treasury Department executives. He also testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee during October 2009 on pension relief issues in response to the “great recession.” Rick is currently a member of the Executive Board for the American Benefits Council, and previously served on the Board of the ERISA Industry Committee.
Most recently, Rick took the lead as Aon actively engaged with members of Congress, Congressional staff, and private industry leaders on retirement legislation, including the SECURE Act, signed into law by President Trump on December 20, 2019. This included multiple years of work to ensure that SECURE and other provisions can be truly beneficial and transformational for employer-sponsored retirement plans.
In his role as National Practices Group leader, Rick is responsible for helping deliver the highest quality work, highly valued added consulting, and operational excellence to our clients. His group includes the Chief Actuary and team, our Legal Consulting and Compliance practice, Annuity Placement and Insurance team, Design and Strategy team, and additional subject matter experts.
Rick’s clients have included Verizon Communications, Inc., Fortune Brands, Inc., Chevron Corporation, Sears Holdings Corporation, Marathon Petroleum Company, and Marathon Oil Company.
- 1 CE for AIF
- 1 CECs for ERPA
- 1 CPEs for ASPPA certifications
- 1 CECs for NIPA certifications
- 1 hours for California CPAs
- 1 hours of California MCLE
- 1 hours for Certified Financial Planners
- 1 CE for CRPS
- 1 CE for CEBS
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