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Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Affordable Care Act Enrollment Opportunity Notice Relating to Dependent Coverage; Affordable Care Act Grandfathered Health Plan Disclosure and Recordkeeping Requirement; Affordable Care Act Rescission Notice; Affordable Care Act Patient Protections Notice; Affordable Care Act Enrollment Opportunity Notice-Prohibition on Lifetime Limits
Document Number: 2010-24674
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-30
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is soliciting comments on the proposed extension of the information collection provisions of the regulations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act) that are discussed below. A copy of the information collection requests (ICRs) may be obtained by contacting the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. ICRs also are available at reginfo.gov (http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain).
153rd Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-23304
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-17
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Application Nos. and Proposed Exemptions; D-11400, Wasatch Advisors, Inc.; D-11585, Retirement Plan for Employees of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (the Plan); D-11603-07, Chrysler Group LLC and Daimler AG; et al.
Document Number: 2010-23059
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-16
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: 2010-26, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC or the Applicant), D-11456; and 2010-27, The Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid-Atlantic Region (the Plan), L-11609
Document Number: 2010-23058
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-16
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). A notice was published in the Federal Register of the pendency before the Department of a proposal to grant such exemption. The notice set forth a summary of facts and representations contained in the application for exemption and referred interested persons to the application for a complete statement of the facts and representations. The application has been available for public inspection at the Department in Washington, DC. The notice also invited interested persons to submit comments on the requested exemption to the Department. In addition, the notice stated that any interested person might submit a written request that a public hearing be held (where appropriate). The applicant has represented that it has complied with the requirements of the notification to interested persons. No requests for a hearing were received by the Department. Public comments were received by the Department as described in the granted exemption. The notice of proposed exemption was issued and the exemption is being granted solely by the Department because, effective December 31, 1978, section 102 of Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1978, 5 U.S.C. App. 1 (1996), transferred the authority of the Secretary of the Treasury to issue exemptions of the type proposed to the Secretary of Labor.
Prohibited Transaction Exemption Procedures; Employee Benefit Plans
Document Number: C1-2010-21073
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-09-08
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Prohibited Transaction Exemption Procedures; Employee Benefit Plans
Document Number: 2010-21073
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-30
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a proposed rule that, if adopted, would supersede 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. The proposed rule would clarify and consolidate the Department of Labor's exemption procedures and provide the public with a more comprehensive description of the prohibited transaction exemption process.
Availability of Interim Procedures for Federal External Review and Model Notices Relating to Internal Claims and Appeals and External Review Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Notice
Document Number: 2010-21206
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-26
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document announces the availability of guidance detailing interim procedures for the Federal external review process and model notices both for internal claims and appeals and for external review processes under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Final Rule on Default Investments Under Participant Directed Individual Account Plans
Document Number: 2010-20799
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-23
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. The Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments on the proposed extension of the information collection provisions of its regulation relating to default investment alternatives (29 CFR 2550.404c-5). A copy of the information collection request (ICR) may be
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Regulation Relating to Loans to Plan Participants and Beneficiaries Who Are Parties in Interest With Respect to the Plan
Document Number: 2010-20798
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-23
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. The Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments on the proposed extension of the information collection provisions of its regulation relating to loans to plan participants and beneficiaries who are parties in interest with respect to the plan (29 CFR 2550.408b-1). A copy of the information collection request (ICR) may be obtained by
Hearing on Certain Issues Relating to Lifetime Income Options for Participants and Beneficiaries in Retirement Plans
Document Number: 2010-19624
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-10
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Labor and the Department of the Treasury (the ``Agencies'') will hold a joint hearing to further consider several specific issues relating to lifetime income or other arrangements designed to provide a lifetime stream of income after retirement for participants and beneficiaries in retirement plans.
152nd Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-19439
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-06
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Application Nos. and Proposed Exemptions; D-11569, Sherburne Tele Systems, Inc.; and D-11597, John D. Simmons Individual Retirement Account; et al.
Document Number: 2010-19368
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-06
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: 2010-23, D-11500, Carle Foundation Hospital & Affiliates Pension Plan; 2010-24, D-11565, Citizens Bank Wealth Management, N.A.; and 2010-25, D-11602, State Street Bank and Trust Company (State Street); et al.
Document Number: 2010-19367
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-06
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).
Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Nominations for Vacancies
Document Number: 2010-18897
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-02
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Interim Final Rules for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers Relating to Internal Claims and Appeals and External Review Processes Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Document Number: 2010-18043
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-23
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains interim final regulations implementing the requirements regarding internal claims and appeals and external review processes for group health plans and health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The regulations will generally affect health insurance issuers; group health plans; and participants, beneficiaries, and enrollees in health insurance coverage and in group health plans. The regulations provide plans and issuers with guidance necessary to comply with the law.
Interim Final Rules for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers Relating to Coverage of Preventive Services Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Document Number: 2010-17242
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-19
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains interim final regulations implementing the rules for group health plans and health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets under provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act regarding preventive health services.
Reasonable Contract or Arrangement Under Section 408(b)(2)-Fee Disclosure
Document Number: 2010-16768
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-16
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains an interim final regulation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA or the Act) requiring that certain service providers to employee pension benefit plans disclose information to assist plan fiduciaries in assessing the reasonableness of contracts or arrangements, including the reasonableness of the service providers' compensation and potential conflicts of interest that may affect the service providers' performance. These disclosure requirements are established as part of a statutory exemption from ERISA's prohibited transaction provisions. This regulation will affect employee pension benefit plan sponsors and fiduciaries and certain service providers to such plans. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on the interim final regulation for consideration by the Department of Labor.
Amendment to Prohibited Transaction Exemption (PTE) 84-14 for Plan Asset Transactions Determined by Independent Qualified Professional Asset Managers
Document Number: 2010-16302
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-06
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document amends PTE 84-14, a class exemption that permits various parties that are related to employee benefit plans to engage in transactions involving plan assets if, among other conditions, the assets are managed by ``qualified professional asset managers'' (QPAMs), which are independent of the parties in interest and which meet specified financial standards. Additional exemptive relief is provided for employers to furnish limited amounts of goods and services to a managed fund in the ordinary course of business. Limited relief is also provided for leases of office or commercial space between managed funds and QPAMs or contributing employers. Finally, relief is provided for transactions involving places of public accommodation owned by a managed fund. The amendment permits a QPAM to manage an investment fund containing the assets of the QPAM's own plan or the plan of an affiliate.
Prohibited Transaction Exemptions and Grant of Individual Exemptions Involving D-11448, The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., 2010-19; D-11514, Citigroup Inc. and its Affiliates (Citigroup or the Applicant), 2010-20; D-11527, Barclays California Corporation (Barcal), 2010-21; D-11533 and D-11534, Respectively, CUNA Mutual Pension Plan for Represented Employees and CUNA Mutual Pension Plan for Non-Represented Employees (Together, the Plans), 2010-22
Document Number: 2010-16097
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-02
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).
Application Nos. and Proposed Exemptions; D-11489, Morgan Stanley & Co., Incorporated; L-11609, The Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid-Atlantic Region (the Plan) et al.
Document Number: 2010-16096
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-02
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).
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Preexisting Condition Exclusions, Lifetime and Annual Limits, Rescissions, and Patient Protections
Document Number: 2010-15278
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-28
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains interim final regulations implementing the rules for group health plans and health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets under provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act regarding preexisting condition exclusions, lifetime and annual dollar limits on benefits, rescissions, and patient protections.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request; Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 85-68-To Permit Employee Benefit Plans To Invest in Customer Notes of Employers
Document Number: 2010-15093
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-23
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments on the proposed extension of the information collection provisions of Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 85-68. A copy of the information collection request (ICR) may be obtained by contacting the office listed in the
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Form 5500, Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan
Document Number: 2010-15092
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-23
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments on the proposed extension of the information collection provisions of Form 5500, Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan. A copy of the information collection request (ICR) may be obtained by
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 92-6-Sale of Individual Life Insurance or Annuity Contracts by a Plan
Document Number: 2010-15091
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-23
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments on the proposed extension of the information collection provisions of Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 92-6. A copy of the information collection request (ICR) may be obtained by contacting
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 91-55-Transactions Between Individual Retirement Accounts and Authorized Purchasers of American Eagle Coins
Document Number: 2010-15089
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-23
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments on the proposed extension of the information collection provisions of Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 91-55. A copy of the information collection request (ICR) may be obtained by contacting
Rules and Regulations for Abandoned Individual Account Plans
Document Number: 2010-14882
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-18
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Interim Final Rules for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Coverage Relating to Status as a Grandfathered Health Plan Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Document Number: 2010-14488
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-17
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains interim final regulations implementing the rules for group health plans and health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets under provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act regarding status as a grandfathered health plan.
Adoption of Amendment to the Class Exemption for the Release of Claims and Extensions of Credit in Connection With Litigation (PTE 2003-39)
Document Number: 2010-14381
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-15
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document amends PTE 2003-39 (68 FR 75632, Dec. 31, 2003), a class exemption from certain prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA or the Act) and from certain taxes imposed by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code). PTE 2003-39 generally exempts a plan's receipt of consideration from a related party in partial or complete settlement of actual or threatened litigation, as well as extensions of credit from a plan in connection with settlement payments made over time by the related party. The amendment expands the categories of assets that may be accepted by plans in the settlement of litigation, subject to certain conditions. Among other things, the amendment permits the receipt of non-cash assets in settlement of a claim (including the promise of future employer contributions) but only in instances where the consideration can be objectively valued. The amendment also modifies PTE 2003-39 to permit plans to acquire, hold, or sell employer securities such as warrants and stock rights which are received in settlement of litigation, including bankruptcy proceedings.
Proposed Amendment to Prohibited Transaction Exemption (PTE) 96-23 for Plan Asset Transactions Determined by In-House Asset Managers
Document Number: 2010-14205
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-14
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a notice of pendency before the Department of Labor (the Department) of a proposed amendment to PTE 96- 23. The exemption permits various transactions involving employee benefit plans whose assets are managed by in-house asset managers (INHAMs), provided the conditions of the exemption are met. The proposed amendment would affect participants and beneficiaries of employee benefit plans, the sponsoring employers of such plans, INHAMs, and other persons engaging in the described transactions.
Application Nos. and Proposed Exemptions; D-11573, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. and Its Affiliates (Together, CGMI or the Applicant); and L-11624, Boston Carpenters Apprenticeship and Training Fund (the Fund), et al.
Document Number: 2010-14023
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-11
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 2010-16, 2010-17, and 2010-18; Grant of Individual Exemptions involving: D-11521, Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc., and Its Current and Future Affiliates and Subsidiaries (Morgan Stanley) and Union Bank, N.A., and Its Affiliates (Union Bank), PTE 2010-16; D-11584, The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon), PTE 2010-17; L-11558, Boston Carpenters Apprenticeship and Training Fund, PTE 2010-18
Document Number: 2010-14022
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-11
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).
Final Rule Relating to Time and Order of Issuance of Domestic Relations Orders
Document Number: 2010-13868
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-10
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document finalizes an interim final rule published on March 7, 2007, which was adopted in response to the specific statutory directive contained in section 1001 of the Pension Protection Act of 2006, Public Law No. 109-280 (PPA), requiring the Secretary of Labor to issue, not later than one year after the date of the enactment of the PPA, regulations clarifying certain issues relating to the timing and order of domestic relations orders under section 206(d)(3) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA). The rule provides guidance to plan administrators, service providers, participants, and alternate payees on the qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) requirements under ERISA. The rule is being adopted in response to the specific statutory directive contained in the PPA.
Medicaid and CHIP Programs; Meeting of the CHIP Working Group-June 14, 2010
Document Number: 2010-12952
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-28
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This notice announces the second meeting of the Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (``CHIP''), and Employer-Sponsored Coverage Coordination Working Group (referred to as the ``CHIP Working Group''). The CHIP Working Group
151st Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-11436
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-13
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Interim Final Rules for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers Relating to Dependent Coverage of Children to Age 26 Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Document Number: 2010-11391
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-13
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Treasury
This document contains interim final regulations implementing the requirements for group health plans and health insurance issuers in the group and individual markets under provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act regarding dependent coverage of children who have not attained age 26.
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 Continuing Extension Act (CEA) of 2010, Notice
Document Number: 2010-11101
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-11
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
On April 15, 2010, President Obama signed the Continuing Extension Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-157), which extended, for a third time, 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 CEA.
D-11456, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.; and D-11602, State Street Bank and Trust Company, et al.
Document Number: 2010-10065
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-30
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: 2010-13, Putnam Fiduciary Trust Company, D-11425; 2010-14, UBS Financial Services Inc. and its Affiliates (UBS), D-11502; and 2010-15, Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru), D-11531
Document Number: 2010-10064
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-30
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).
Grant of Individual Exemption Involving Chrysler LLC, Located in Auburn Hills, MI
Document Number: 2010-9607
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Medical Loss Ratios; Request for Comments Regarding Section 2718 of the Public Health Service Act
Document Number: 2010-8599
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-14
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Treasury
This document is a request for comments regarding Section 2718 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), which was added by Sections 1001 and 10101 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Public Law 111-148, enacted on March 23, 2010. Section 2718 of the PHS Act, among other provisions, requires health insurance issuers offering individual or group coverage to submit annual reports to the Secretary on the percentages of premiums that the coverage spends on reimbursement for clinical services and activities that improve health care quality, and to provide rebates to enrollees if this spending does not meet minimum standards for a given plan year. Section 1562 of PPACA also added section 715 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and section 9815 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code). These two sections effectively incorporate by reference section 2718 and other amendments to title XXVII of the PHS Act. The Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and the Treasury (collectively, the Departments) invite public comments in advance of future rulemaking.
Application No. and Proposed Exemption involving D-11565, Citizens Bank Wealth Management, N.A.
Document Number: 2010-7892
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-08
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a notice of pendency before the Department of Labor (the Department) of a 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).
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Model Employer CHIP Notice
Document Number: 2010-7500
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-02
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments on the Model CHIP Employer Notice. A copy of the information collection request (ICR) may be
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; COBRA Notification Requirements-American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 as Amended
Document Number: 2010-7499
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-02
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments on the revision of the information collection provisions of its final rule at 29 CFR part 2590, Health Care Continuation Coverage to reflect the hour and cost burden associated with the COBRA notification requirements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 as amended by the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-118). A copy of the information collection request (ICR) may be obtained by
Application Nos. and Proposed Exemptions; D-11533 and D-11534; CUNA Mutual Pension Plan for Non-Represented Employees (Together, the Plans); and D-11565; Citizens Bank Wealth Management, N.A., et al.
Document Number: 2010-7447
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-02
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 Grant of Individual Exemptions Involving: 2010-09, Ivy Asset Management Corporation, D-11492; 2010-10, Deutsche Bank AG and Its Affiliates, D-11518; 2010-11, The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC), D-11555
Document Number: 2010-7446
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-02
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).
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