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EBSA News Release: [06/28/2010]
Contact Name: Gloria Della
Phone Number: (202) 693-8664
Release Number: 10-0889-NAT

US Department of Laborís ERISA Advisory Council to hold meeting June 29 to July 1

WASHINGTON — The Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (also known as the ERISA Advisory Council) will meet June 29 to July 1 in Washington at the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Room C-5310-1B to hear testimony from witnesses.

The meeting will take place on June 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT and on July 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT. On June 30, the agenda will include an update on the activities of the department’s Employee Benefits Security Administration. The council will study issues related to:

  • employee benefit plan auditing and financial reporting models
  • disparities for women and minorities in retirement and health care
  • health care literacy

The advisory council meeting is open to the public.

The ERISA Advisory Council consists of 15 members appointed to staggered three-year terms by the secretary of labor. The members represent the general public, employers, employee organizations and the fields of insurance, corporate trust, investment management, investment counseling, accounting and actuarial counseling.