After careful planning and collaboration with the Employee Benefit Plan Audit and Consulting niche team, PKF Texas hosted its first virtual Zoom webinar during the COVID-19 pandemic, “Retirement Plans: Navigating Recent Law Changes & Using Them to Your Advantage,” on June 25, 2020.

promotional image of Kristin Ryan, Carl Gillette and Brian Giovannini for a Zoom webinar about employee benefit plans during COVID-19 pandemic

The webinar featured Kristin Ryan, CPA, PKF Texas; Carl Gillette, Aon; and Brian Giovannini, Haynes and Boone, LLP, where they discussed:

  • Key provisions of the CARES Act, SECURE Act and other regulatory updates
  • Retirement plans design considerations and best practices
  • Implementation and potential roadblocks

Overall, the speakers shed light on how COVID-19 has impacted companies and their employee benefit plans in an ever-changing climate. They spotlighted important laws and regulatory updates and pointed out helpful information to know and pay attention to, for example: new developments in coronavirus-related distributions. Then the group provided insight on how companies can make amendments with the best course of action. In addition, they offered specific observations about employee benefit plan sponsor considerations, as well as considerations of what auditors will be monitoring closely.

To watch* the full webinar and access the PowerPoint presentation slide deck, visit www.bit.ly/June25EBPWebinar

For the latest updates related to COVID-19, visit: www.PKFTexas.com/COVID-19.

For more information about employee benefit plans and to reach out to our team members, visit www.PKFTexas.com/BenefitPlanAudits.

*Note: viewing the recorded webinar does not make you eligible for CPE credit.