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    Investigation of Employee Benefit Plans

    Date: January 27, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Alaska SHRM State Council
    Compliments of your Alaska SHRM State Council
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    Investigation of Employee Benefit Plans


    This webinar presents what employers can expect when the Department of Labor conducts an investigation of an Employee Benefit Plan. Discussion covers multiple types of benefit plans including defined contribution plans, welfare plans and defined benefit plans.


    The session discusses the steps of the investigation, including the request for documents and data, interviews of the employer and service providers, discussion of findings, and compliance or other possible outcomes. Finally, the session discusses DOL's rules for voluntary correction and also enforcement initiatives, including penalties, for those employers that do not comply.


    Mr. Andy Cameron is a Senior Benefits Advisor at the United States Department of Labor, Employee Benefit Security Administration (EBSA).  Andy advises plan participants, plan sponsors and service providers on a wide range of health and retirement plan issues.  Andy regularly speaks to public and private organizations about ACA, HIPAA, COBRA and relevant retirement plan regulations.  Andy has worked at EBSA since 2006.  He has served as both a Benefits Advisor and an Investigator, and has audited health and retirement benefit plans.

    Before joining EBSA, Andy worked in human resources for more than 5 years.  He obtained the Professional in Human Resources certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute as well as the Competent Toastmaster designation from Toastmasters International.  Andy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Purdue University, a Certificate in Human Resources from the University of Washington, and a law degree from Seattle University.  He is a licensed attorney in the State of Washington.