Tax Reform 101: How Recent Changes to Tax Law Will Impact Workplace Benefits

2018 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
Gain an understanding of recent changes to the Internal Revenue Code that will impact employer-provided benefits.

With the recent passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, several employer-provided benefits will be impacted by the tax reform process. Changes to retirement benefit plans, executive compensation, employer-provided benefits and payroll administration were effective December 31, 2017, and will immediately affect how employee benefits are administered in the workplace. Join this session to learn about the new tax treatment of fringe benefits, limits on executive compensation, and how changes to defined benefit retirement savings accounts could affect you and your employees. In this session, you will:

  • Learn how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may affect your benefits offerings.
  • Gain an understanding of the implications of the act on the design of executive compensation.
  • Identify changes you may need to make to your defined contribution retirement plan summary document. 
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Jeff Kroh


Jeffrey Kroh’s practice focuses on counseling plan sponsors, financial institutions, and tax-exempt organizations regarding the design and administration of executive deferred compensation plans, equity compensation plans, and qualified retirement plans. In addition, his practice encompasses significant experience advising tax-exempt organizations on a broad range of tax and licensing issues.

Jeff has worked extensively on executive and compensation issues, involving traditional deferred compensation plans, supplemental executive retirement plans (SERPs), annual and long-term bonus plans, change in control and severance arrangements, employment agreements, and other top hat plan and rabbi trust design and compliance issues. In addition to regularly speaking at conferences and seminars, Jeff is an adjunct tax professor in Georgetown Law School’s LL.M. program where he teaches a class on executive compensation covering IRC Sections 83, 162(m), 280G, 457(f), and 409A.


Katie Amin

Katie Bjornstad Amin advises employers, governmental entities, self-funded plans, and insurers on the full range of federal and state laws that affect the administration of health and welfare benefit plans, cafeteria plans, health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), flexible spending arrangements (FSAs), health savings accounts (HSAs), voluntary employees’ beneficiary associations (VEBAs), wellness programs, expatriate coverage, fringe benefits, and other employee benefit arrangements.
Katie also counsels clients on their obligations under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including employer shared responsibility requirements, IRC Sections 6055 and 6056 reporting requirements, annual fee on health insurance providers, insurance market reforms, and the ACA’s tax provisions. Katie assists clients with obtaining rulings from the IRS and submitting comments to the IRS, Department of Labor, and Department of Health and Human Services in response to agency guidance.
Katie regularly speaks on the ACA and other employee benefit matters.  She has been quoted in the trade press and her articles have been published by the Benefits Law Journal, Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal, Employers Council on Flexible Compensation FLEX Reporter, and Law360.
Prior to joining the firm, Katie spent nearly 4 years at the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in the Health & Welfare Branch. 


Location: Mount Vernon Square
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