Employee Benefits Security Administration July 23, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Exemptions Involving; General Motors Corporation and Its Wholly-Owned Subsidiaries (Together GM)
Document Number: E8-16713
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a notice of pendency before the Department of Labor (the Department) of proposed exemption 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).
Fiduciary Requirements for Disclosure in Participant-Directed Individual Account Plans
Document Number: E8-16541
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a proposed regulation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) that, upon adoption, would require the disclosure of certain plan and investment- related information, including fee and expense information, to participants and beneficiaries in participant-directed individual account plans (e.g., 401(k) plans). This proposal is intended to ensure that all participants and beneficiaries in participant-directed individual account plans have the information they need to make informed decisions about the management of their individual accounts and the investment of their retirement savings. This document also contains proposed conforming changes to the regulations applicable to ERISA section 404(c) plans (29 CFR 2550.404c-1). Upon adoption, these proposals will affect plan sponsors, fiduciaries, participants and beneficiaries of participant-directed individual account plans, as well as providers of services to such plans.