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ASPPA Webcast - Best Practices on Handling Beneficiary Designations (On-Demand)
1.00 ASPPA
April 27, 2023 To April 27, 2024
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Recorded Webcast
1.00 ASPPA Credit
1.00 ERPA
1.00 JBEA Non-Core
1.00 NAPA Relevant Topic
1.00 NTSA
1.00 PSCA Relevant Topic

Most plans have had to deal with situations where a participant has died with benefits in a qualified plan. In most cases, benefits are paid to beneficiaries without problems. But, in some cases, the improper handling of death distributions can result in plan liability and costly litigation. In this session we will identify deficient or vague designations, how courts have handled some of these, and then conclude with best practices on preventing problems with designations.

About the Speaker
Robert joined the American Retirement Association (ARA) in 2019 as Retirement Education Counsel where he’s primarily responsible for maintaining the ERISA Outline Book and assisting with ARA educational programs. Robert was previously a vice president with FIS (previously SunGard and Corbel) where he managed the consulting department and was responsible for authoring and supporting FIS retirement plan documents. Robert served as President of the American Retirement Association in 2017 and in 2012 (ASPPA). Robert is a Fellow in the American College of Employee Benefit Counsel and is a member of The Florida Bar. Robert received a B.S., with a major in Finance, from the University of Florida, a J.D. from Florida State University, and an LL.M. in taxation from the University of Florida.


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Each attendee/viewer must have their own registration for each event and access it through their own device in order to receive continuing education credit.

Registration for on-demand webcasts includes unlimited viewing of the webcast recording, webcast outline, and any additional presentation materials for 180 days

following the registration date. Recordings are available one week after the live webcast takes place.

To receive CE for the on-demand version, viewers must pass a brief quiz following the recorded session.


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