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Articles

Comments/Testimony

Certifications

REBC - Registered Employee Benefits Consultant

The American College

RHU - Registered Health Underwriter

The American College

ERPA - Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent

Internal Revenue Service

QPFC - Qualified Plan Financial Consultant

ASPPA

QPA - Qualified Pension Administrator

ASPPA

QKA - Qualified 401(k) Administrator

ASPPA

Speaking Engagements

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Annual Employee Benefits Plan Conference

  • Plan Governance - Orlando, FL - May 2004
  • Annual Plan Audits After PPA - New Orleans, LA - May 2007

American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA)

401(k) Summit

  • Forming Strategic Alliances - Orlando, FL - February 2004
  • How TPAs/Advisors Work Together to Create Ideal Sales/Service Model - San Diego, CA - February 2007

Annual Conference - Washington, DC

  • Brave New World of Roth 401(k) - November 2005 & October 2006
  • Automatic Enrollment & QDIA -October 2006, 2007
  • Alphabet Soup of Automatic Enrollment -October 2007, 2008
  • Annual Plan Audits After PPA -October 2007, 2008
  • Plan Restatements -October 2008
  • Did You Notice - November 2009
  • Using Social Media & Cheap Technology - November 2009, October 2010 

Benefits Conference of the South - Atlanta, GA

  • Brave New World of Roth 401(k) -March 2006
  • Automatic Enrollment & QDIA -September 2007
  • Ethical Dilemmas: Mental Conflicts & Moral Imperatives in Being a Benefits Professional - May 2010

Cincinnati Benefits Conference - Covington, KY

  • Alphabet Soup of Automatic Enrollment - November 2008

Great Lakes Benefits Conference - Chicago, IL

  • The Business of Being A TPA - April 2009
  • Ethical Dilemmas: Mental Conflicts & Moral Imperatives in Being a Benefits Professional - June 2010

Los Angeles Benefits Conference - Los Angeles, CA

  • What's New With QDIAs - January 2009

Mid-Atlantic Benefits Conference

  • Alphabet Soup of Automatic Enrollment - Washington, DC - May 2008
  • Safe Harbor 401(k) Plans: Where Are They Now? - Philadelphia, PA - May 2010

Western Benefits Conference

  • Overview of Participant Distributions - San Francisco, CA -July 2004
  • Brave New World of Roth 401(k) - Las Vegas, NV - July 2006
  • Automatic Enrollment & QDIA - San Francisco, CA -July 2007
  • Annual Plan Audits After PPA - Denver, CO - July 2009
  • When Bad Things Happen To Good Plans - Denver, CO - July 2009

ASPPA Benefits Councils

Atlanta

  • Nuts & Bolts of Form 5500 -August 2002 & June 2004
  • Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance Program -June 2003
  • 401(k) Testing 101 -January 2005
  • Brave New World of Roth 401(k) -December 2005 & May 2006
  • Overview of Pension Protection Act of 2006 -November 2006

Cleveland

  • A Need To Know Basis: Participant Disclosure Requirements After PPA - May2007
  • Plan Governance In A Post Enron World - May2007

New England

  • Brave New World of Roth 401(k) -February 2006
  • Recap of ASPPA Annual Conference -November 2007, December 2010
  • Alphabet Soup of Automatic Enrollment - March 2008
  • Retirement Plan Issues in a Troubled Economy -March 2009

Seattle

  • Annual ERISA Update - October 2009

South Florida

  • How To Fix A Broken 401(k) Plan -January 2007
  • Avoiding Errors, Penalties & Lawsuits - September 2008

Texas Gulf Coast

  • Overview of Pension Protection Act of 2006 -October 2006

Georgia Society of CPAs

  • How to Get Your Plan Out of Trouble -August 2003
  • Brave New World of Roth 401(k) - October 2005
  • Plan Design Workshop - October 2005
  • What’s New With Form 5500 - May 2006
  • Update on Pension Reform Legislation - June 2006

Illinois Society of CPAs

  • How to Get Your Plan Out of Trouble -May 2003

Lorman Education Services

  • Form 5500: What You Need to Know to File -September 2001 & 2002
  • Nuts & Bolts of 401(k) Plans -January 2003
  • Complete Guide to Retirement Plans -August 2003 & December 2004

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)

National CPE Expo

  • Avoiding Errors, Penalties & Lawsuits - San Antonio, TX - September 2009
  • Retirement Plan Issues In A Turbulent Economy - San Antonio, TX - September 2009
  • Plan Designs for Retirement, Succession & Estate Planning - San Antonio, TX - September 2009

Sentinel Education Exchange - Boston, MA

  • Lawsuits You Can Avoid -May 2008
  • Plan Restatements: Turning Drudgery Into Opportunity -May 2008
  • Benefits Myth Busters -May 2008, 2009
  • Retirement Plan Issues In A Troubled Economy - May 2009
  • The Future of Retirement Policy - May 2010
  • Social Networking At The Office Is Not An Oxymoron - May 2010

Worldwide Employee Benefits (WEB)

  • What’s New With Form 5500 -August 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005
  • Benefits Bootcamp - April 2006, 2007
  • How To Fix A Broken 401(k) Plan -July 2006
  • Plan Design Workshop -January 2007

Other

  • Year-End Testing: What We Really Do With Your Data - February 2003
  • All You Ever Wanted to Know About Plan Distributions - May 2003
  • Fiduciary Issues in a Post-Enron World - October 2003
  • How To Read A Plan Document - February 2004
  • Fiduciary: The New “F” Word - May 2006
  • A Need To Know Basis: Participant Disclosure Requirements After PPA - February 2007

Summary

Adam is a partner and consultant at  DWC Consultants, Inc. He works with business owners, executives and their other professional advisors to on issues related to qualified retirement plans.  His specialties include:

  • Customized plan design
  • Assessment of benefit programs in the context of mergers and acquisitions
  • Voluntary correction of plan errors via the IRS and DOL correction programs
  • Representation of clients in IRS and DOL examinations
  • Consultation with plan fiduciaries to assist in establishment and documentation of processes

Adam is actively involved with the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries ("ASPPA") where he serves on the Executive Committee, Board of Directors and the Government Affairs Committee. He is a past-president of the ASPPA Benefits Councils of Atlanta and New England.  Adam also serves on the IRS Advisory Committee to Tax-Exempt and Government Entities ("ACT").

As a nationally recognized author and lecturer, Adam has been published in the Journal of Financial Services Professionals and The ASPPA Journal.He is co-editor of and a regular contributor to the Journal of Pension Benefits.Adam has spoken on retirement plan topics for a variety of organizations, provided testimony to the ERISA Advisory Council and co-authored several comment letters and proposals to the Treasury Department and Congress.

Adam holds the professional credentials of Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA), Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) and Qualified Plan Financial Consultant (QPFC) from ASPPA as well as Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) and Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC) from the American College. He is also enrolled to practice before the IRS as an Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (ERPA).

Professional Affiliations

Advisory Committee on Tax-Exempt and Government Entities (ACT)

ASPPA

Northeast Pension Liaison Group