Taft partner Patricia Beaty will present at the U.S. Employer Outlook: Benefits Strategies for the Future Conference hosted by the International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists (ISCEBS). Her topic is titled “401(k) Litigation is Moving to Smaller Plans: Learn Best Practices to Avoid Being the Next Target.” The virtual event is scheduled to air on Sept. 1-3 and Sept. 8-10.
Beaty is a partner in Taft’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation group. She regularly counsels employers and benefit committees on fiduciary matters, best practices for plan governance and oversite as well as the avoidance of litigation. Beaty also advises employers on plan design, including new comparability or cross-tested plans, and compliance matters for all employee benefit programs, including defined benefit, cash balance, and 401(k) plans as well as executive compensation arrangements. In addition, she counsels employers on defined benefit plan de-risking and plan termination, PBM arrangements, Specialty Drug issues, HIPAA, Medicare Secondary Payer rule, Wellness Plans, Mental Health Parity, COBRA, VEBA, HRAs, HSAs, and all related tax issues. She represents clients in inquiries and audits by the IRS and the Department of Labor and assists clients with the correction of both plan document and operational failures under the IRS correction program as well as fiduciary matters under the Department of Labor fiduciary correction program.