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EBSA News Release: [10/16/2009]
Contact Name: Joseph De Wolk or Gloria Della
Phone Number: (202) 693-4676 or x8664
Release Number: 09-1281-NAT

U.S. Department of Laborís ERISA Advisory Council sets November meeting

WASHINGTON — The Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans — known as the ERISA Advisory Council — will meet Tuesday, Nov. 3, and Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, in Washington, D.C.

The council meeting will begin Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. EST in Room S-4215 to discuss findings and recommendations on the three issues the council studied this year: stable value funds and retirement security in the current economic conditions; promoting retirement literacy and security by streamlining disclosures to participants and beneficiaries; and approaches for retirement security in the United States.

The council will begin the second day of the meeting on Nov. 4 at 9 a.m. EST in Room S-4215 for further discussion of its findings and recommendations. The afternoon session will resume in Room S-2508 and include an update from the Labor Department's Employee Benefits Security Administration, as well as a presentation by the council of its recommendations.

All meetings are open to the public. Questions and written comments on the council's topics are due by Thursday, Oct. 22. All comments should be sent electronically to the council's executive secretary, Larry Good, at, or via regular mail to:

Larry Good
ERISA Advisory Council
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave. NW
Room N-5623
Washington, D.C. 20210

Good can be contacted by phone at 202-693-8668.

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.