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Our employee benefits lawyers and consultants are experienced in counseling Federal, State and local levels of government on the operation and administration of public sector retirement and health and welfare plans. We have decades of experience in designing and counseling governmental entities with respect to tax-qualified 401(k) plans, profit sharing plans, traditional pension plans, hybrid plans, collectively bargained plans, multiemployer and multiple employer plans, 403(b), 403(a) and 457 plans, nonqualified plans subject to Section 409A of the Code, top hat plans, severance programs and excess benefit arrangements.

Compliance Audits

Trest performs preemptive audits of plan documentation, operation and administration to enable plan sponsors to correct non-compliance prior to a regulatory examination, which allows the avoidance of costly fees and penalties.

Retirement Plans

Our professionals assist the client with defining their goals and objectives in offering defined contribution, defined benefit and executive retirement benefits and strategically recommends designs based upon the client’s intentions.

Health & Welfare Plans

Trest professionals design a variety of health and welfare plans and programs and manage the plan sponsor’s vendor relationships. We also assist with the design of insured and self-funded arrangements.

Participant Communications

We bring a broad knowledge of best practices to our benefits communications strategy, and ensure that the complexity, tone and presentation is appropriate for the audience.

Fiduciary Advice and Governance

Our talented employee benefits lawyers have decades of experience advising plan fiduciaries on their fiduciary duties, and on the avoidance of fiduciary status.

Alternative Benefits

Trest is highly knowledgeable about the vast universe of alternative benefit options that employers may offer their employees either as a supplement to or in lieu of other benefit offerings, and can locate providers of virtually any benefit that comes to mind.

Classification and Compensation Studies

Trest conducts classification, compensation and benefit studies, and comparative and gap analysis, which is often utilized by our clients to develop a multi-year compensation and benefits strategy.