Events

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Topics and speakers may change throughout the year.  Check back often for the most up-to-date information!       

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, August 20, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM (PDT)
    • WEBINAR
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    NOTE: 

    Due to the growing seriousness of the Covid-19, and concern for our attendees, the WP&BC Orange County Chapter Board of Directors has decided that the August 20th Breakfast Forum will be provided via a webinar. 

    All participants will receive their requested Continuing Education certificates once the webinar is completed. 

    Challenges & Opportunities: 

    Evaluating the impact of pending DOL regulations on you and your clients


    The Presentation:

    As the November elections draw closer, governmental agencies are fast tracking a number of new initiatives.  The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has proposed two highly controversial regulations in late June, both of which are expected to be finalized in the next couple of months.  Additionally, at the end of last year, Congress instructed both DOL and IRS to issue regulations implementing changes under the SECURE Act, including those relating to Pooled Employer Plans (“PEPs”) and Pooled Plan Providers (“PPPs”).  During this webinar, Jason C. Roberts will describe how all of these rules will affect plan sponsors and their service providers, answer the questions below and provide attendees with actionable takeaways they can use to help clients navigate the changes to come. 

    • How does the proposed regulation affecting ESG investments work and how will it impact advisors and consultants?
    • How does the proposed class exemption for investment advice (aka fiduciary rule 3.0) differ from prior iterations and what are the key takeaways for retirement plan service providers?
    What are the rules around PEPs and PPPs, how will they be structured, and what changes can service providers expect after Jan. 1st?

    The Speaker:

    Jason Roberts is the founder and CEO of Pension Resource Institute, LLC (PRI). The firm helps banks, broker-dealers and registered investment advisers implement and maintain profitable strategies for serving retirement investors. In addition to his role as CEO of PRI, Jason is the founder and managing partner of Retirement Law Group (RLG), a firm serving plan sponsors, investment professionals and service providers in all aspects of retirement-related products and services. 

    Prior to founding PRI and RLG, Jason was a partner and co-chair of the Financial Services Group at a leading ERISA law firm and the head of the Investment Fiduciary practice for a national securities law firm.

    Jason has published numerous articles focusing on ERISA and securities compliance, fiduciary best practices and is a frequent speaker at retirement plan and financial industry conferences. He is a contributing author and faculty member for the Practicing Law Institute.  Jason has been repeatedly recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential in Defined Contribution” by the 401(k) Wire and a “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers Magazine and was selected by InvestmentNews as one of the Top 40 Advisors and Associated Professionals under 40. The Wall Street Journal also tapped Jason for its Ask the Experts series answering readers’ questions relating to the DOL Fiduciary Regulation.

    Jason received his B.S.B.A in Finance & Banking from the University of Missouri and his J.D. from UCLA Law School.

    Outside of work, you can find Jason deep sea fishing, tending a wide range fresh produce in his garden, cooking, and spending time with his wife, Val, and their new daughter, Lola.

    Continuing Education: 

    2 CE for AIF Certification (pending)
    2 CE for ASPPA certifications
    2 CEC for NIPA certifications
    2 CPE for CEBS
    1.75 hours MCLE for California attorneys
    2 hours for California CPAs

    2 hours for Certified Financial Planners (pending)

    2 hours for CRPS  (pending)

    2 hour for ERPA and Enrolled Agents 

     Our program will begin at 8:00 a.m. and this program will end at approximately 9:45 a.m.  


    WP&BC Members can bring a guest for free!  This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce your peers and colleagues to our Chapter.  Remember, your guest should be a first-time visitor and potential member.   Look for the free guest offer when you register online.

    The statements and materials presented at WP&BC Orange County Chapter events are solely the opinions of the speakers and do not represent the opinions or positions of WP&BC Orange County Chapter. In addition, WP&BC Orange County Chapter assumes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the statements and materials presented by speakers at WP&BC Orange County Chapter events.

    • Wednesday, August 26, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
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    ONLINE WEBINAR

    New Retirement Plan Designs as a Result of the SECURE Act

    Wednesday, August 26, 2020

    11:00 am to 2:00 pm

    The presentation will begin at 11:30 am with Zoom Networking before

      Our Presentation:

    The SECURE Act brings new retirement plan design opportunities.  Join this webinar for a discussion of the Act’s various provisions from the perspectives of a recordkeeper and a TPA and how they are helping plan sponsors navigate the new options.  The speakers will discuss:

    • Provisions plan sponsors will find most impactful to their retirement plans.
    • How service providers are adapting to the new regulations.
    • Specific provision that need additional guidance from Treasury and the IRS.

     Our speakers:

    Stephanie Terry, CPA, QPA, QKA is a partner of Pinnacle Plan Designs and manages the ongoing administration of a wide range of qualified retirement plans. Stephanie’s 20 years of industry experience (with a special emphasis on plan operations, compliance, and reporting) equips her to lead Pinnacle’s administration of both defined benefit and defined contribution plans.

    Stephanie's area of specialty include:

    • Cash Balance Defined Benefit Plans
    • Traditional Defined Benefit Plans
    • 401(k) Plans
    • Profit Sharing Plans
    • Combination Plans

    Stephanie received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of Arizona.

    Maggie Younis is a National Director of Consultant Relations at Lincoln Financial.   She joined Lincoln in 2010 and has over 17 years of industry experience.   Prior to joining the Consultant Relations team, she served as a senior consultant for Lincoln’s Retirement Plan Design and Consulting Group where she was responsible for plan sponsor compliance communications and internal training on legislative and regulatory changes.  Maggie earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from DePauw University.  She has earned the APA and APR designations from NIPA and the CPC, QPA, QKA and TGPC designations from ASPPA. She also holds the ERPA designation from the IRS.  Maggie served on NIPA’s Annual Forum and Expo Conference Planning Committee from 2011 – 2019 and was awarded the Outstanding Volunteer in 2015.  She is also a member of ASPPA’s Retirement Plan Academy Advisory Group, serving as Chair of the webcast committee from 2016-2019.  Maggie was awarded ASPPA’s Educator of the Year in 2018.

     This Seminar will be held ONLINE.  Check-in is from 11:00 a.m for a Zoom pre-meeting followed by the 11:30 am meeting 

    Continuing Education:

    • 2 CE for AIF (pending)
    • 2 CECs for ERPA 
    • 2 CPEs for ASPPA certifications
    • 2 CECs for NIPA certifications
    • 2 hours for California CPAs 
    • 1.75 hours of California MCLE
    • 2 hours for Certified Financial Planners (pending)



     The statements and materials presented at WP&BC Orange County Chapter events are solely the opinions of the speakers and do not represent the opinions or positions of WP&BC Orange County Chapter. In addition, WP&BC Orange County Chapter assumes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the statements and materials presented by speakers at WP&BC Orange County Chapter events.

Past events

Thursday, July 16, 2020 Online Webinar: The CARES Act: Where Are We Now & How Can We Best Approach The Challenges?
Thursday, May 21, 2020 Online Webinar: The Emerging Cybersecurity Risks as a Result of COVID-19
Thursday, April 16, 2020 Share Class Wars
Thursday, March 19, 2020 Best Practices For Changing Recordkeepers
Thursday, February 20, 2020 The SECURE Act and Its Impact on the Future of the U.S. Retirement System
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Retirement Plan Alternatives for Small Plan Sponsors: CalSavers, Private Qualified Plans, IRA-Based Plans
Thursday, January 23, 2020 The 12th Annual ABCs of Pension Plans
Thursday, January 16, 2020 Breakfast Forum:Retirement Plan Audits – Basics, Best Practices and Upcoming Changes
Thursday, November 21, 2019 Breakfast Forum:Navigating the Distribution Correction Minefield
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 Playing Well With Others in the Retirement Plan M&A Sandbox
Thursday, October 17, 2019 Breakfast Forum: Arrangements to Supplement 401k plans
Thursday, September 19, 2019 Breakfast Forum: Update on ERISA litigation and Lessons Learned
Thursday, August 15, 2019 Expanded EPCRS and Determination Letter Program
Thursday, May 16, 2019 Breakfast Forum: Cyber Security – Are You At Risk?
Thursday, April 18, 2019 Breakfast Forum: Courts, Congress & Compliance – What’s New for ERISA Litigation, Benefits Legislation, and Agency Guidance for 2019?
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Breakfast Forum:TARGET DATE FUNDS Where have we been, where are we now, where are we going…..
Thursday, March 07, 2019 Navigating Pre-Approved Plan Documents
Thursday, February 14, 2019 Breakfast Forum:MEPs, PEPs, 3(16), and State Sponsored Plans
Thursday, January 24, 2019 The 11th Annual ABCs of Pension Plans
Thursday, January 17, 2019 Breakfast Forum:Department of Labor Update - Keeping Current
Thursday, November 29, 2018 Legacy of the DOL Fiduciary Rule
Thursday, November 15, 2018 Breakfast Forum:What You Need To Know To Insure Retirement Plan Risks
Thursday, October 18, 2018 Breakfast Forum:Distributions Retirement Planning
Thursday, September 20, 2018 Breakfast Forum:Washington Update:Legal & Regulatory Update for Retirement Plan Professionals
Thursday, August 23, 2018 2018 Member Appreciation
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Missing Participants & Uncashed Checks – Problems Never Anticipated
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Breakfast Forum:Cyber-Security Threats To Plan Participants and Individuals Are Becoming More Pervasive
Thursday, April 19, 2018 Breakfast Forum:A Deep Dive into new Section 199A,
Thursday, March 15, 2018 Breakfast Forum: Nightmare on TPA Street – EPCRS Case Studies that will make your hair curl!
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Technical Lunch Forum: RETIREMENT PLAN POLICY STATEMENTS
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 Breakfast Forum: Before the Feds Arrive, Have You Prepared?
Thursday, January 25, 2018 The 10th Annual ABCs of Pension Plans
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Breakfast Forum: Demystifying the Plan Audit Process – What Are the Auditors Really Doing?
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Breakfast Forum: See No Policy, Hear No Policy, Speak No Policy: Washington Retirement Update on Tax Reform, Fiduciary Rule, and Lawsuits
Thursday, October 19, 2017 Fee Equalization in 401(k) Plans
Thursday, September 14, 2017 Breakfast Forum: A Washington Update: Legal & Regulatory Update for Retirement Plan Professionals
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Technical Lunch Forum: 2017 Western Benefits Conference Roundtable
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 2017 Member Appreciation
Thursday, May 18, 2017 Regulation, Self-regulation, and Professionalism and the Future of Financial Advice
Thursday, April 20, 2017 I’ll See You in Court! ERISA Litigation Update 2016/2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017 Technical Lunch Forum: 403(b) Plans in 2017: Significant Issues and Trends
Thursday, March 16, 2017 Social Security: Benefits, Deficits and Beyond
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Navigating the Form 5500 Nonsense
Thursday, February 16, 2017 Fiduciary Best Practices – Will Your Plan Hold Up to a Compliance Review or Audit?
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 The 9th Annual ABCs of Pension Plans
Thursday, January 19, 2017 What the DOL Expects of Auditors and What Can Go Wrong
Thursday, November 17, 2016 Recognizing and Avoiding Pitfalls When Changing Record keepers
Thursday, October 20, 2016 Breakfast Forum: Mergers and Acquisition Issues - What Affect Does it Have on Your Clients?
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Breakfast Forum: A Washington Update: How Will Recent Legislation Affect Your Clients?
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 Technical Lunch Forum: 2016 Western Benefits Conference Roundtable
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Western Benefits Conference
Thursday, June 02, 2016 Technical Lunch Forum: Risky Business: The Pension Risk Hot Potato
Thursday, May 19, 2016 Washington Update: The DOL Fiduciary Rule Package (Is there Anything Else?)
Thursday, April 28, 2016 Technical Lunch Forum: ALL YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT LATE REMITTANCES – BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK
Thursday, April 21, 2016 State-Sponsored Savings and Retirement Plans for Private Employers
Thursday, March 17, 2016 Settling Down – Lessons Learned from Recent Class-Action ERISA Settlements
Thursday, February 18, 2016 DOL’s Retirement Income Initiative - DC Plan Lifetime Income Products
Thursday, January 21, 2016 The 8th Annual ABCs of Pension Plans
Thursday, January 14, 2016 Plan Audit Quality - Top DOL Initiative!!
Thursday, November 19, 2015 Best Behavioral Practices To Solve the DC Outcomes Crisis
Thursday, October 22, 2015 Benefit Plan Vendor Agreements From the Employer’s Perspective: Better Know What’s in the Fine Print!
Thursday, September 17, 2015 The Supreme Court’s Decision in Tibble v. Edison International: What Are the Must Know Lessons for Plan Fiduciaries?
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Technical Lunch Forum: 2015 Western Benefits Conference Roundtable
Sunday, July 19, 2015 2015 Western Benefits Conference
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Breakfast Forum: The New Proposed Fiduciary Conflict of Interest Rule - How Will It Affect Financial Advisors?
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 Technical Lunch Forum: Are You a Modern 401(k) Fiduciary - Important Updates and Guidance for 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015 Breakfast Forum: IRS's Voluntary Closing Agreement Program -- When EPCRS Just Isn't Good Enough
Thursday, March 19, 2015 Breakfast Forum: ERISA Litigation Update 2015 - Order in the Court!
Friday, March 06, 2015 Technical Lunch Forum: FEE DISCLOSURE: Issues, Solutions & Opportunities
Thursday, February 12, 2015 Breakfast Forum: Investments 101 - Understanding Retirement Plan Investments
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Breakfast Forum: Avoiding Common Pitfalls in the Plan Restatement Process
Thursday, January 15, 2015 The 7th Annual ABCs of Pension Plans
Thursday, November 20, 2014 Breakfast Forum: Excessive Fee Litigation -- From the Plaintiff's Point of View
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Breakfast Forum: Benchmarking Service Provider Fees and Services
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Breakfast Forum-Washington Update: Legislation and Regulation Changes in Retirement Plans
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Technical Lunch Forum 2014 Western Benefits Conference Roundtable
Sunday, July 27, 2014 Winning Strategies - The 2014 Western Benefits Conference
Thursday, May 15, 2014 Breakfast Forum: Changing Roles for Fulfilling Fiduciary Responsibilities
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Breakfast Forum: Avoiding Common Audit Pitfalls
Thursday, March 20, 2014 Breakfast Forum: Target Date Fund Guidance
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 Seminar: 2014 Financial Advisor Seminar
Thursday, February 20, 2014 Breakfast Forum: ERISA Litigation
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 Technical Lunch Forum: ASPPA Regional Conference Roundtable
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Breakfast Forum: DOL Confidential
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 The 6th Annual ABCs of Pension Plans
Thursday, November 21, 2013 Breakfast Forum: Anatomy of a Correction
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Technical Lunch Forum: Distributions, Loans and Un-Cashed Checks
Thursday, October 17, 2013 Breakfast Forum: The U.S. Supreme Court's Decision on DOMA and Related Guidance
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Breakfast Forum: Legislative and Regulatory Update with Stephen Forbes
Thursday, August 15, 2013 Technical Lunch Forum
Thursday, May 23, 2013 Breakfast Forum: Issues, Concerns and Solutions in Auditing 403(b) Plans
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 Webinar: Circular 230 Overview
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 Seminar: Growing Your Book of Pension Business
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Technical Lunch Forum: Health Care Reform - Play or Pay
Thursday, April 18, 2013 Breakfast Forum: Participant Behavior in Qualified Retirement Plans and What it Means to Maximize It
Thursday, March 28, 2013 Webinar: Multiple Employer Plans
Thursday, March 21, 2013 Breakfast Forum: ERISA Litigation Update 2012/2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013 Breakfast Forum - New EPCRS Procedures
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 Technical Lunch Forum
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Breakfast Forum: 2013 Updates from U.S.DOL's Office of Chief Accountant and LARO
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 The ABCs of Pension Law
Thursday, November 15, 2012 Breakfast Forum
Thursday, October 18, 2012 Breakfast Forum: Service Provider and Participant Fee Disclosures
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Technical Lunch Forum
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Breakfast Forum
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