ERISA and Other 'Myths': Debunking Benefit Plan Urban Legends

SHRM 2011 Annual Conference
This session will provide you with practical information for identifying and correcting common errors in employee benefit plan documentation, design, and administration to avoid penalties and protect against legal liability.
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Track: Employment Law & Legislation

They may not circulate by e-mail, but myths and misinformation about the ERISA and Internal Revenue Code requirements for employee benefit plans are everywhere. And relying on this 'common knowledge' can expose the employer sponsoring and administering the plan to penalties and unexpected plan benefit liability. This session will expose some common and some not-so-common misconceptions about the legal requirements for employee benefit plans so you can make sure you haven't been misled by any of these 'myths.'

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 10:00am to 11:15am

Antoinette Pilzner


Toni Pilzner is an attorney with more than 15 years' experience in advising employers on creating and administering employee welfare and retirement benefit plans. Having worked as a certified public accountant and as an in-house corporate tax analyst dealing with employee benefit plan matters before becoming an attorney, she also understands the financial and practical aspects of employee benefit plan administration. Toni has shared her expertise with SHRM members by presenting concurrent sessions on employee benefits topics at a number of SHRM conferences in addition to writing SHRM Legal Alerts and contributing to SHRM Online articles on employee benefit matters. She also served on the SHRM Total Rewards Special Expertise Panel and its predecessor, the SHRM Compensation and Benefits Committee, as well as serving a three-year term on the U.S. Department of Labor's ERISA Advisory Council.

LVCC N228-230
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit