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Cafeteria Plan Administration Headaches: How to Create or Update Plans to Avoid Legal Liability and IRS Audits - On-Demand

Cafeteria Plan Administration Headaches: How to Create or Update Plans to Avoid Legal Liability and IRS Audits - On-Demand

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Cafeteria Plan Administration Headaches: How to Create or Update Plans to Avoid Legal Liability and IRS Audits - On-Demand

Webinar now available On-Demand.


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn the rules regarding cafeteria plan administration and how to avoid legal missteps and IRS audits.


Cafeteria plans are favored by employees as they provide a convenient pre-tax vehicle to pay for major benefits. Section 125 plan administration of these flexible benefits is complex, time-consuming and labor intensive. The rules sometimes cause confusion for employers and employees alike or worse, compliance issues that can jeopardize the tax-favored status of the plan as a whole.

Over the years, frequent mistakes and misconceptions have tripped up even the experienced benefit professionals concerning areas such as:

  • Who may participate in a cafeteria plan, and what benefits may be offered
  • Election rules, including the types of changes that can be made during the plan year
  • Documentation requirements
  • Nondiscrimination testing
  • The uniform coverage rule
  • Health FSA and health savings account interaction
  • The intersection between cafeteria plans and the Affordable Care Act
  • Grace periods, carryovers and runout periods
  • Correcting errors in plan enrollment

Use this on-demand webinar with Rich Glass, an employee benefits attorney, who will provide insight into how to avoid these and other cafeteria plan administration missteps that could result in unplanned tax liability for your organization and employees.

After attending this webinar you’ll be able to:

  • Attain a greater understanding of the major cafeteria plan rules
  • Avoid common pitfalls that beset cafeteria plan administration
  • Create an action item list for addressing compliance concerns
  • Optimize cafeteria plan administration and communications
  • Understand what types of election changes can be made mid-year
  • Get answers to the questions you always wanted to ask about flexible benefits
  • And much more!

About Your Presenter

Rich GlassRich Glass, Esq.
Principal
Mercer Health & Benefits, LLC

Rich Glass is group practice leader for Mercer’s Central Market Employee Health & Benefits Regulatory Resources Group (RRG). He is a licensed attorney and brings more than 27 years of legal expertise, specializing in benefits, Human Resources and related regulatory compliance. He holds the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP).

Glass earned a BS degree in broadcast journalism from TCU. He holds a JD degree from the University of Houston. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas. He was formerly a contributing editor of BLR’s Flex Plan Handbook for more than a decade. Glass is a frequent speaker and author on various benefits, employment law, and compliance issues.