Susan Hutches is an employee benefits professional with over 20 years' experience in plan design, compliance and communications. Presently, Susan is an independent benefits consultant who assists clients in the New York Metro area with retirement and welfare benefit plan communications, plan administration and compliance with ERISA's reporting and disclosure requirements. Susan's experience with tax-qualified retirement plans and health and welfare benefit plans also includes monitoring legislative and regulatory developments, preparing plan document restatements and amendments and handling IRS and DOL filings.
Prior to becoming a consultant in 2008, Susan worked as a communications specialist with the Benefits Strategy, Design & Delivery Group at AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company. Susan has previously held positions in law firms as a benefit specialist, legal assistant manager, employee benefit plans manager and legal assistant. Susan received a B.A. from Binghamton University and certification from The Institute for Employee Benefits Training.