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Advanced Plan Design Options

  • Accountant
  • CPA (US)
  • CVA
  • CFA
  • CPA/PFS
  • TEP
  • ChFC
  • CSA
  • FSCP
  • CASL
  • ChSNC
  • RICP
  • WMCP
  • CIPM
  • CBA/MCBA
  • CFIRS
  • CWS

Published: February, 2022

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  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Overview

  • Eligibility and coverage rules
    1 mins
  • Compensation measuring period
    28 mins
  • Allocation to active / Terminated employees
    35 mins
  • Class allocation profit sharing plan
    46 mins
  • Self directed investments, What is a brokerage window
    57 mins
  • Hardship distributions
    74 mins
  • Life insurance in defined contribution plans
    83 mins

Course Description

An employee retirement program is essential and costly at the same time. It is one of the heftiest endeavors that an employer has to put money on. But such programs are one of the virtual channels towards employee engagement in your organization. The benefits you offer will make or break your employee's decision to work for you.

So, investing in such a program is vital, or you can say it will form an essential part of your organization's foundation. On the other hand, employers offering these plans typically benefit from tax breaks. Also, sponsoring benefits is seen as a way to recruit and retain valuable employees

This year, more than ever before, employers see investments in health and retirement as an integral part of workforce strategy, increasing from 36% in 2019 to 45% in 2020. This is spurred in part by the COVID-19 pandemic, shining a light on the connection between employee health and well-being and overall business performance.

When you choose a retirement plan for your firm, you want flexibility in plan design that addresses your needs as a plan sponsor, as well as the needs of your plan participants.

This program will address the various options for retirement planning plan design including eligibility variations, carve out plans, identifying the employer(s), in addition to other useful alternatives in plan design to satisfy the goal of the plan sponsor.

Major Topics covered in this online Finance CPE webinar:

  • Eligibility and coverage rules
  • Compensation measuring period
  • Allocation to active/terminated employees
  • Two plan combinations 
  • Leveraged defined benefit plan 
  • Class allocation profit sharing plan
  • Top heavy provisions
  • Self-directed investments
  • Hardship distributions
  • In-service distributions
  • Life insurance in defined contribution plans
  • Life insurance in defined benefit plans

Attendees of this online continuing education course will learn what is behind the plan design options so they are able to suggest effective alternatives for their clients.  It will put them a step ahead of most advisors that may be familiar with the basics but not the intricacies of those basics.  

This CPE course will prove to be another tool in the toolbox!

Learning Objectives

  • To identify the employer
  • To determine common ownership and attribution rules
  • To identify the employees
  • To discuss two-plan combination
  • To determine unknown responsibilities of the plan administrator
  • To identify facts and circumstances for eligibility options

Recommended For

  • This CPE webinar is recommended for CPA, CMA, PFS, CSA, and Other Finance Professional who wishes to suggest unique solutions for client’s needs for sponsor retirement plans. 

Who Should Attend?

  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Finance Pros
  • Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)
  • Wealth Management Advisor
  • Wealth Planner
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 2 CPE Credit of Finance for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 2 CPD Credit of Retirement and Financial Independence Planning for Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 2 General Credit for Accountant/Bookeeper
  • 2 PL Credit for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • 2 PL Credit for Certificate In Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Finance for Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Financial Services Certified Professional (FSCP)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Chartered Advisor in Senior Living (CASL)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Wealth Management Certified Professional (WMCP)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Finance for Certified Business Appraiser/Master Certified Business Appraiser (CBA/MCBA)
  • 2 CPD Credit for Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP)

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    2
  • Instructional Method :
    QAS Self Study
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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Presenter

About Presenter

Steve Abramson, CPC, CLU, ChFC

President, APS Pension and Financial

Stephen Abramson is the President and founding partner of APS Pension & Financial Services established in 1977, a mid-size consulting and actuarial firm employing twenty-two professional and support staff specializing in pension and pension-related services.  For over 40 years, APS has been providing closely held businesses with financial services including pension design and administration, business succession planning, and wealth preservation planning. In 2015 APS Investment Management was established to provide fiduciary services to 401(k) and 403(b) plans and in 2018 APS Wealth Management, a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), was established to provide investment management services to individual clients and retirement plans replacing his previous relationship with a Broker/Dealer.  Steve has taught professional level education programs for the American Society of Pension Actuaries; lectured to various professional groups, including the National Conference of CPA Practitioners, The NYS Society of CPAs, Nassau Bar Association, the C.W. Post Tax Institute, and the National Institute of Pension Administrators; and conducted continuing education seminars for Certified Public Accountants for the past 35 years. He is co-author of Plan Smart, Retire Rich published by McGraw Hill in 1998; author of Advisor’s Guide to Qualified Plans originally published by Aspen Publishing in March, 2002 and recently in the process of being updated with the 8th edition, and Retirement Financial Management for Clients Approaching Retirement published by Aspen Publishing in August, 2002.  A less technical version of Advisor’s Guide to Qualified Plans entitled Guide to Qualified Retirement Plans: A Plain Language Primer was published by the International Association of Employee Benefits in March 2005.  The second edition of this book was released in 2008.

Steve graduated from Cornell University in 1964, earned the designation of Chartered Life Underwriter in 1967 from the American College, Certified Pension Consultant in 1970 from the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries and Chartered Financial Consultant from the American College in 1972.


About Company

APS Pension and Financial

www.apspension.com

APS Pension & Financial Services Inc. (APS) is pleased to present our proposal to perform the annual administration for the Inck Consulting, Inc. Defined Benefit Plan and the Inck Consulting, Inc. Incentive Savings Plan.

APS was founded in 1977 exclusively as a Third Party Administrator (TPA). Today, APS Pension & Financial Services is a financial services consulting firm specializing in Retirement Plan Design, ERISA Fiduciary Services and Wealth Management.  We are a certified Center for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX®) firm and adhere to the global fiduciary standards of the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) and CEFEX. Our staff all have long tenure with the firm and extensive knowledge in the retirement plan space.  After 40+ years of working with businesses and individuals, we have likely seen most, if not all, issues as well as the solutions and strategies to improve outcomes.  

APS is a full service actuarial and benefit consulting firm for hundreds of defined benefit and defined contribution plans. With a staff of 17 employees, APS offers a wide range of services including plan design and installation, plan administration, participation in IRS audits, and plan terminations.


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