Connect Marketing Hosts Free Lunch Seminar

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Eric Buchanan
Eric Buchanan

Connect Marketing will be hosting Eric Buchanan as he leads a free lunch seminar at the DoubleTree Hotel Downtown on Tuesday, June 24 at 11:30 a.m. The theme will be ‘What HR Departments Need to Know About ERISA’. 

Mr. Buchanan is a local attorney who routinely speaks to HR professionals, insurance groups and attorney associations around the country regarding ERISA and other topics. He will be covering what business owners, managers, and HR professionals need to know about their duties under ERISA. 

*What is ERISA and how does it affect your work place? 
*What are types of ERISA benefit plans?
*How do employers act as fiduciaries toward the benefit plans and employees enrolled in ERISA?
*What must employers provide to employees with ERISA? 

This will be an informative free lunch-time presentation and there will be time allotted for questions and answers. Seating is limited. Find out more and reserve a seat by calling 505-1014. 

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