Want to learn how the SECURE Act 2.0 will impact you and your business?

Attend our learning session on October 12th @ 2:30PM at the WI SHRM State Conference!


The SECURE Act 2.0 was signed into law in late 2022, delivering dozens of new retirement-related provisions. We will unpack the changes happening that impact retirement plan administration and the residual impacts on payroll, Human Resources and administration teams from 2023 through 2033.

Learning Objectives:

  • What the new law requires of business owners
  • How the law will affect YOUR retirement plan
  • Considerations before adopting optional provisions
  • When the changes will go into effect

Date: Thursday, October 12th.

Time: 2:30PM CST - 3:45PM CST.

Room: Kalahari C-D.

Learn more about the conference here.

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