Join Us for the 10th Annual Cincinnati ASPPA Regional Conference!

• August 28, 2018 • 0 Comments
Join us for the 10th Annual Cincinnati ASPPA Regional Conference on Nov. 12-13, 2018. Register now to save $100 off the regular registration fee.

I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Ed Redder, and I’m a benefits attorney practicing in Central Ohio. I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with some of you during my legal career and as President of the ASPPA Benefits Council of Central Ohio, but I have an embarrassing secret: I’ve never attended the ASPPA Cincinnati Regional Conference! I say that sheepishly because after reviewing the past lists of wonderful speakers and topics, I now realize what a gem I’ve missed.

I will attempt to rectify my past lapse of judgment this November in a big way: Not only will I be attending, but I’ll also be co-presenting on the topic of plan design. The session will briefly touch on the fundamental points to be evaluated when considering plan design including client goals, employee demographics, structure and available resources (financial and otherwise). However, the session will then quickly turn to its primary focus: the common “pinch points” we’ve experienced over the years, and potential pitfalls and opportunities presented by recent market and regulatory changes.

What opportunities and dangers does the untimely death of the final fiduciary rule present? What should we do about missing participants? And what about socially-responsible investments? Student loan repayment programs, anyone? The session will touch on these and many other developments.

I look forward to seeing you this November in Cincinnati!

Registration materials can be found at and hotel reservations may be made at

Ed Redder is President of the ASPPA Benefits Council of Central Ohio. He is a partner in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice group in the Columbus, Ohio office of Thompson Hine LLP.