Employee Benefits Security Administration October 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Prohibited Transaction Exemption Procedures; Employee Benefit Plans
Document Number: 2011-27312
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-27
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a final rule that supersedes the existing procedure governing the filing and processing of applications for administrative exemptions from the prohibited transaction provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code), and the Federal Employees' Retirement System Act of 1986 (FERSA). The Secretary of Labor is authorized to grant exemptions from the prohibited transaction provisions of ERISA, the Code, and FERSA and to establish an exemption procedure to provide for such relief. This final rule clarifies and consolidates the Department of Labor's exemption procedures and provides the public with a more comprehensive description of the prohibited transaction exemption process.
Investment Advice-Participants and Beneficiaries
Document Number: 2011-26261
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-25
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a final rule under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, and parallel provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, relating to the provision of investment advice to participants and beneficiaries in individual account plans, such as 401(k) plans, and beneficiaries of individual retirement accounts (and certain similar plans). The final rule affects sponsors, fiduciaries, participants and beneficiaries of participant-directed individual account plans, as well as providers of investment and investment advice related services to such plans.
159th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2011-27064
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-20
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor