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Archive : June 2012

June 18, 2012

ERISA Advisory Council Roundup: Beneficiary Designation Safe Harbor

Practitioners encouraged the Department of Labor June 14 to adopt a safe harbor standard that offers liability protection to plan fiduciaries with respect to beneficiary determinations. Witnesses...

June 15, 2012

ERISA Advisory Council Meeting Roundup: Annuities

Witnesses urged the Department of Labor June 13 to facilitate the use of annuities as lifetime income options at an ERISA Advisory Council meeting on examining income replacement for retirees...

June 14, 2012

ERISA Advisory Council Roundup: Disability Benefits in DC Plans

Witnesses pushed for defined contribution plans to incorporate qualified disability benefits June 12 at an ERISA Advisory Council meeting on the interaction between disability and security in...