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

Medicaid and CHIP Programs; Meeting of the CHIP Working Group-April 26, 2010
Document Number: 2010-7225
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-31
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This notice announces the first meeting of the Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (``CHIP''), and Employer-Sponsored Coverage Coordination Working Group (referred to as the ``CHIP Working
Grant of Individual Exemption Involving Ford Motor Company, Located in Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2010-6458
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-24
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Publication of Model Notices for Health Care Continuation Coverage Provided Pursuant to the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and Other Health Care Continuation Coverage, as Required by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), as Further Amended by the Temporary Extension Act (TEA) of 2010, Notice
Document Number: 2010-6174
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-22
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
On March 2, 2010, President Obama signed the Temporary Extension Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-144), which extended, for a second time, and expanded the availability of the health care continuation coverage premium reduction provided for COBRA and other health care continuation coverage as required by ARRA (Pub. L. 111-5). ARRA, as amended, retained the requirement that the Secretary of Labor (the Secretary), in consultation with the Secretaries of the Treasury and Health and Human Services, develop model notices. These models are for use by group health plans and other entities that, pursuant to ARRA, as amended, must provide notices of the availability of premium reductions and additional election periods for health care continuation coverage. This document announces the availability of the model health care continuation coverage notices required by ARRA, as further amended by TEA.
Application Nos. and Proposed Exemptions; D-11500, Carle Foundation Hospital & Affiliates Pension Plan; and Barclays California Corporation (Barcal); et al.
Document Number: 2010-5536
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-15
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).
Prohibited Transaction Exemptions and Grant of Individual Exemptions Involving: 2010-04, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (JPMCB or the Applicants), D-11491; 2010-05, Goldman Sachs & Its Affiliates (Goldman or the Applicants, D-11509; 2010-06, Louis B. Chaykin, M.D., P.A. Cross-Tested Profit Sharing Plan (the Plan), D-11532; and 2010-07, Columbia Management Advisors, LLC (Columbia, or the Applicant) and Its Current and Future Affiliates (Collectively, the Applicants), D-11556
Document Number: 2010-5535
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-15
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).
150th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-5137
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-10
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Investment Advice-Participants and Beneficiaries
Document Number: 2010-4196
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-02
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a proposed 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). Upon adoption, the proposed rule would implement provisions of a statutory prohibited transaction exemption, and would replace guidance contained in a final rule, published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2009, that was withdrawn by the Department pursuant to a Notice published in the Federal Register on November 20, 2009. Upon adoption, the proposed 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.
Multiemployer Pension Plan Information Made Available on Request
Document Number: 2010-4097
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-02
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a final rule implementing section 101(k) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended by the Pension Protection Act of 2006. Section 101(k) requires the administrator of a multiemployer plan to provide copies of certain actuarial and financial documents about the plan to participants, beneficiaries, employee representatives and contributing employers upon request. The final rule affects plan administrators, participants and beneficiaries and contributing employers of multiemployer plans.