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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez

DOL/EBSA

RIN: 1210-AB38

Publication ID: Fall 2010

Title: Target Date Disclosure

Abstract: This rulemaking will amend the Department's qualified default investment alternative regulation (29 CFR 2550.404c-5), which provides relief from certain fiduciary responsibilities for fiduciaries of participant-directed individual account plans who, in the absence of directions from a participant, invest the participant's account in a qualified default investment alternative. This amendment will provide more specificity to fiduciaries as to the investment information that must be disclosed in the required notice to participants and beneficiaries. This amendment also will enhance the information that must be disclosed concerning target date, or similar age-based, qualified default investment alternatives. The Department recently published in the Federal Register, at 2550.404a-5 (75 FR 64910, October 20, 2010), a final regulation that requires the disclosure of certain plan and investment-related information, including fee and expense information, to participants and beneficiaries in participant-directed individual account plans (the participant-level disclosure regulation). The proposed rulemaking also will amend the participant-level disclosure regulation to require the disclosure of the same information concerning target date or similar investments to all participants and beneficiaries in participant-directed individual account plans.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)

Priority: Other Significant

RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda

Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage

Major: No

Unfunded Mandates: No

CFR Citation: 29 CFR 2550.404c-5

Legal Authority: 29 USC 1135; ERISA sec 505; 29 USC 1104

Legal Deadline: None

Timetable:

Action

Date

FR Cite

NPRM

11/30/2010

75 FR 73987

NPRM Comment Period End

01/14/2011

 

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism: No

Included in the Regulatory Plan: No

RIN Data Printed in the FR: No

Agency Contact:
Jeffrey Turner
Chief, Division of Regulations
Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
Room N5669, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room N-5655,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-8500
Fax:202 219-7219