WASHINGTON — An open meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, also known as the ERISA Advisory Council, will take place Monday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. The council will discuss reports and recommendations on the issues of pharmacy benefit manager compensation and fee disclosure, outsourcing employee benefit plan services and facilitating lifetime plan participation. Most council members will participate via teleconference, but members of the public who wish to participate can report to Room 6 of C-5320 at the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20210.
Organizations or members of the public wishing to submit a written statement may do so by submitting 30 copies on or before Monday, Sept. 22, to Larry Good, Executive Secretary, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Suite N-5623, Washington, DC 20210. Statements also may be submitted as email attachments in PDF, DOC or RTF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals wishing to address the council should forward their requests to the executive secretary or telephone 202-693-8668. More information is available at https://federalregister.gov/a/2014-20891.
Section 512 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act provides for the establishment of an Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans. The duties of the council are to advise the secretary of labor and submit recommendations regarding the secretary's functions under ERISA. Information about the council and descriptions of the topics to be discussed at the Sept. 29 meeting are available at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/aboutebsa/erisa_advisory_council.html.