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EBSA News Release: [05/19/2014]
Contact Name: Michael Trupo or Laura McGinnis
Phone Number: (202) 693-6588 or x4653
Email:
Trupo.Michael@dol.gov or McGinnis.Laura.K@dol.gov
Release Number: 14-0796-NAT

US Labor Department's ERISA Advisory Council holds public meeting June 17-19

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor's Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, also known as the ERISA Advisory Council, will meet Tuesday, June 17, through Thursday, June 19. The three-day meeting will take place at the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20210. On June 17 and 19, the meeting will take place in C-5320, Room 6. On June 18, the meeting will take place in C-5521, Room 4. The meeting will be held from 9:00 a.m. EDT to approximately 5:30 p.m. EDT on June 17 and 18, and from 8:30 a.m. EDT to approximately 4:30 p.m. EDT on June 19.

The purpose of the meeting is for council members to hear testimony from invited witnesses and to receive an update from Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employee Benefits Security Phyllis C. Borzi. The council is studying the following topics:

  1. issues and considerations around facilitating lifetime plan participation;
  2. outsourcing employee benefit plan services; and
  3. compensation and fee disclosure for pharmacy benefits managers.

Descriptions of these topics are available on the advisory council page of the EBSA website at
http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/aboutebsa/erisa_advisory_council.html.

The meeting is open to the public. Organizations or members of the public who wish to address the council or submit a written statement should email their requests by Tuesday, June 10, to the council's executive secretary Larry Good at good.larry@dol.gov or call 202-693-8668. Media inquiries should be directed to the contacts listed above. See the Federal Register notice for full details: https://federalregister.gov/a/2014-11284.

Section 512 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act provides for the establishment of the ERISA Advisory Council, which advises the secretary of labor and submits recommendations regarding the secretary's functions under ERISA.