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Non-Regulatory Labor Department Initiatives

Non-Regulatory Labor Department Initiatives Supporting "Plan/Prevent/Protect"

Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance Program (DFVCP) (EBSA)

The Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance Program (DFVCP) is designed to encourage voluntary compliance with the annual reporting requirements under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

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Non-Regulatory Labor Department Initiatives Supporting "Openness and Transparency"
Injury, Illness, Fatality, and Exposure Data (OSHA)

OSHA is considering changes to its reporting system for occupational injuries and illnesses. An updated and modernized reporting system would enable a more efficient and timely collection of data and would improve the accuracy and availability of the relevant records and statistics.

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Health Plan Self-Compliance Tool (EBSA)

EBSA plans to enhance health benefit security by publishing compliance assistance guidance regarding the health plan coverage provisions of ERISA, including the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), and the special enrollment and notice provisions added by the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA).

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Checklists for Pension and Health (EBSA)

EBSA plans to enhance retirement security by publishing compliance assistance guidance to plan sponsors regarding the evaluation and selection of target date funds as retirement plan investment options and investment choices for employees.

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Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program (VFCP) (EBSA)

The VFCP enhances retirement security and protects workers by encouraging compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and restoring plan assets and the payment of additional benefits.

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Fatality Prevention: Rules to Live By (MSHA)

Fatality Prevention: Rules to Live By (MSHA)

MSHA’s Rules to Live by Program is a fatality prevention program designed to prevent deaths and serious accidents in America’s mines. This new initiative reflects MSHA’s commitment to eliminate hazards with the most serious consequences, targeting prevention of conditions that cause or contribute to fatal accidents in mining.

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