Equal Employment Opportunity Commission December 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Age Discrimination in Employment Act; Retiree Health Benefits
Document Number: E7-24867
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is publishing this final rule so that employers may create, adopt, and maintain a wide range of retiree health plan designs, such as Medicare bridge plans and Medicare wrap-around plans, without violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). To address concerns that the ADEA may be construed to create an incentive for employers to eliminate or reduce retiree health benefits, EEOC is creating a narrow exemption from the prohibitions of the ADEA for the practice of coordinating employer- sponsored retiree health benefits with eligibility for Medicare or a comparable State health benefits program.\1\ The rule does not otherwise affect an employer's ability to offer health or other employment benefits to retirees, consistent with the law.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 07-6042
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-12
Agency: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Agencies and Commissions