Employee Benefits Security Administration February 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Civil Penalties Under ERISA Section 502(c)(8)
Document Number: 2010-4005
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a final regulation that establishes procedures relating to the assessment of civil penalties by the Department of Labor under section 502(c)(8) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA or the Act). Under the provision, which was added by the Pension Protection Act of 2006, the Secretary of Labor is granted authority to assess civil penalties not to exceed $1,100 per day against any plan sponsor of a multiemployer plan for certain violations of section 305 of ERISA. The regulation will affect multiemployer plans that are in either endangered or critical status.
Prohibited Transaction Exemptions and Grant of Individual Exemptions involving: 2010-01; Deutsche Bank, AG (Deutsche Bank or the Applicant), D-11082 and D-11109; 2010-02, State Street Bank and Trust Company, D-11522; and 2010-03, The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon), D-11571
Document Number: 2010-3445
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-23
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains exemptions issued by the Department of Labor (the Department) from certain of the prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA or the Act) and/or the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code).
Citigroup Inc. and Its Affiliates (Citigroup or the Applicant); Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru); and The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon); et al.; Proposed Exemptions
Document Number: 2010-3444
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-23
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains notices of pendency before the Department of Labor (the Department) of proposed exemptions from certain of the prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA or the Act) and/or the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code).
Publication of Model Notice for Employers to Use Regarding Eligibility for Premium Assistance Under Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program, Notice
Document Number: 2010-2409
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-04
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
On February 4, 2009, President Obama signed the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA, Pub. L. 111-3). CHIPRA includes a requirement that the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services develop a model notice for employers to use to inform employees of potential opportunities currently available in the State in which the employee resides for group health plan premium assistance under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The Department of Labor (Department) is required to provide the model notice to employers within one year of CHIPRA's enactment. This document announces the availability of a Model Employer CHIP Notice. This notice also requests comments regarding compliance with the Employer CHIP Notice requirement for use in the development of future compliance assistance materials and/or regulations.
Interim Final Rules Under the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008
Document Number: 2010-2167
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-02
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains interim final rules implementing the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, which requires parity between mental health or substance use disorder benefits and medical/surgical benefits with respect to financial requirements and treatment limitations under group health plans and health insurance coverage offered in connection with a group health plan.
Request for Information Regarding Lifetime Income Options for Participants and Beneficiaries in Retirement Plans
Document Number: 2010-2028
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-02
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of Labor and the Department of the Treasury (the ``Agencies'') are currently reviewing the rules under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the plan qualification rules under the Internal Revenue Code (Code) to determine whether, and, if so, how, the Agencies could or should enhance, by regulation or otherwise, the retirement security of participants in employer- sponsored retirement plans and in individual retirement arrangements (IRAs) by facilitating access to, and use of, lifetime income or other arrangements designed to provide a lifetime stream of income after retirement. The purpose of this request for information is to solicit views, suggestions and comments from plan participants, employers and other plan sponsors, plan service providers, and members of the financial community, as well as the general public, on this important issue.