ERISA Advisory Council to meet October 30-31, 2012


The 164th open meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (also known as the ERISA Advisory Council) will be held on October 30-31, 2012. The meeting will take place in C-5521 Room 4, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210 on October 30, 2012 from 1 p.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. On October 31, the meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at approximately 4:00 p.m., with a break for lunch. The morning session on October 31 will be in C5521, Room 1. The afternoon session will take place in Room S-2508 at the same address.

The purpose of the open meeting on October 30 and the morning of October 31 is for the Advisory Council members to finalize the recommendations they will present to the Secretary. At the October 31 afternoon session, the Council members will receive an update from the Assistant Secretary of Labor for EBSA and present their recommendations.

The Council recommendations will be on the following issues: (1) Current Challenges and Best Practices Concerning Beneficiary Designations in Retirement and Life Insurance Plans; (2) Examining Income Replacement During Retirement Years in a Defined Contribution Plan System; and (3) Managing Disability Risks in an Environment of Individual Responsibility.

Source: 77 FR 59420, September 27, 2012.

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For more information on this and related topics, consult the CCH Pension Plan Guide, CCH Employee Benefits Management, and Spencer’s Benefits Reports.

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