Pooled Employer Plans (PEPs) – Latest Developments & Moving Beyond the Hype

  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Online Webinar


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 Pooled Employer Plans (PEPs) – Latest Developments & Moving Beyond the Hype  


Pete Swisher, Bob Toth, & Crystal Coleman

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
10:00 - 11:00 am
Webinar format


There is recent “buzz” on Pooled Employer Plans (PEPs) established by the passage of the SECURE Act – are they the answer to America’s retirement saving problem?  The Sacramento Chapter of the Western Pension & Benefits Council is excited to present two of the leading authorities who are immersed in the Pooled Employer Plan conversation and have been monitoring (almost daily) the evolving state of the marketplace, technical issues and regulatory guidance with respect to this new type of retirement plan. 

This 1 hour session will provide attendees with a real-time update on a variety of topics, with time for audience Q & A.  Topic areas include:

  • What (and who) is involved in this new type of retirement plan arrangement? 
  • Real-time update on the PEP marketplace.
  • Are there inherent conflicts of interest in these arrangements?  
  • Who will monitor the adopting employers, service provider compensation, etc.
  • What responsibilities will the adopting employers have under PEP arrangements?

Chapter Members:  Free
Non-Member:  $40


Pete Swisher, Waypoint Fiduciary

Pete Swisher is a highly recognized thought leader within the U.S. financial services industry who serves as a consultant and fiduciary expert for retirement plans and their service providers, specializing in group programs such as Multiple Employer Plans (MEPs), Pooled Employer Plans (PEPs), Association Retirement Plans (ARPs), and group trusts. He is one of the nation’s leading authorities on all aspects of retirement plan governance, including the ERISA Section 3(16) plan administrator, trustee, and named fiduciary roles, but also practical aspects of retirement plans such as product development and distribution strategies and methods. Pete’s expertise has been developed and shaped by 20+ years of service as a financial advisor, consultant, subject matter expert, government affairs leader, top-producing salesperson, sales executive, and brand-builder, giving him a unique balance of knowledge and experience about how retirement systems succeed from both a fiduciary and legal perspective as well as from a business perspective.


Robert Toth, Toth Law & Toth Consulting

Bob has practiced employee benefits law since 1983. His practice focuses on the design, administration and distribution of financial products and services for retirement plans, one which combines elements of ERISA, tax law, insurance law, securities law and investment law for both 401(a) and 403(b) plans. Bob’s experience includes the design of lifetime income programs for defined contribution plans; multiple employer plans; implementing and maintaining 403(b) programs; designing investment products for 401(k) plans; advising on prohibited transactions issues related to retirement plan products and services and their distribution, and writing and implementing standards for fiduciary and advisory practices. Bob is a Fellow of American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, an Adjunct Professor at John Marshall School of Law’s Employee Benefits LLM Program, teaching the 403(b) and 457 plan courses; a member of the John Marshall Law School Employee Benefits Advisory Board; member of the Tax Facts Advisory Board; and is an active member of the Employee Benefits Committee of the Taxation Section of the American Bar Association, and a co-chair of its Subcommittee on Multiple Employer Plans. He is a frequent speaker on topical retirement plan issues; and is widely published in academic and professional publications


MODERATOR: Crystal Coleman, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Crystal is an audit principal with CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA) in the Employee Benefit Plan Practice.  Crystal selected employee benefit plans as her area of technical specialty and is an experienced (18+ years) auditor of retirement plans, ESOPs and health and welfare plans.  Crystal is a regular presenter at national level conferences and promotes thought leadership for CLA.  Crystal serves on CLA’s National Employee Benefit Plan Practice Executive Committee and has been instrumental in building CLA’s Northern California practice.  Crystal earned her Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation in 2009 and has maintained continuous Fellowship status with the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

    Special thanks to our Chapter Sponsors


    Genovese Burford & Brothers

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