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WELCOME | 12:00 PM CT
Welcome

 

SESSION 1 | 12:05 PM CT
State of the Participant 2020: Readiness Within Reach

Joe Smith
Divisional Vice President, Southeast

Based in West Palm Beach, Florida, Joe Smith, Divisional Vice President, Retirement, is responsible for management of John Hancock’s retirement plan sales in the Southeast Division. Joe has acquired more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He began as an advisor but moved into the retirement plan industry exclusively in 2001. Joe holds the Certified 401(k) Professional (C(k)P®) designation as well as FINRA Series 6, 63, 7 and 24 licenses. He earned a BS from the University of Florida.

 

VIDEO SEGMENT | 12:55 PM CT
When You Work with The Standard

 

SESSION 2 | 1:00 PM CT
What You Need to Know:
401(k) and Defined Contribution Plan Cycle 3 Restatements

The Internal Revenue Service requires all defined contribution plan documents be restated on a fixed, six-year cycle. Our ERISA attorney will discuss the implications of this process and let you know what to expect.

Brooke Cozort, JD CPC
ERISA Attorney

Brooke Cozort, JD CPC is an ERISA Attorney at Definiti, where she provides clients with guidance on plan design considerations, operational compliance, fiduciary responsibilities, legislative and regulatory changes, and industry trends.

Brooke has over 15 years in the industry working with ERISA matters and qualified plans. Prior to starting her law career and joining Definiti, Brooke was a partner and Vice President of Pension Services at Retirement Planning Services, Inc. (a Third-Party Administration firm in Denver); her roles there included retirement plan design, ERISA consultant, and vendor and relationship management with recordkeepers, investment advisors, auditors, and actuaries.

Brooke earned a bachelor’s degree in international business from St. Edwards University, and a Juris Doctor from University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. She is admitted to the bar in Colorado. In addition, Brooke has been a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) since 2000, obtaining her Certified Pension Consultant (CPC) designation in 2009. She is also a member of Western Pension & Benefits Council – Denver Chapter, and served on ASPPA’s Government Affairs Committee.

 

CLOSING | 1:20 PM CT
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