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Bloomberg BNA's Pension & Benefits Blog is a special resource offered by Bloomberg BNA to provide commentary and insight on news and trends reported in our publications: Pension & Benefits Daily, Pension & Benefits Reporter, and the Benefits Practice Resource Center. The authors of the blog are members of our Benefits Practice Resource Advisory Board and members of staff (who contribute summaries of some of their recent stories). 

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February 24, 2012

Welcome to the New Bloomberg BNA Pension & Benefits Blog

This week we officially relaunch the Bloomberg BNA Pension & Benefits Blog. Now on a new platform, the blog is more attractive and easier to use, yet it continues to contain insight, commentary, and analysis from the well-respected Bloomberg BNA Pension & Benefits Advisory Board.  

November 7, 2011

BNA Launches ERISA Litigation Tracker™

Now available: BNA’s new ERISA Litigation Tracker™.  A smart, simple, streamlined resource designed to help practitioners stay on top of key ERISA cases as they are filed and litigated in federal courts.

October 14, 2011

IRS Compliance Initiatives

The DOL’s recent proposed class exemption for the provision of investment advice has re-ignited the debate over the need for and the role of investment advice in participant directed plans. The proposal would strike a good balance between the need to offer investment advice to plan participants and the importance of participant safeguards.

August 3, 2011

Greta Cowart Wins 2010 BNA Insights Award

Greta Cowart--a member of the BNA Pension & Benefits Publications Advisory Board--has been selected as a winner of the 2010 BNA Insights Award.

July 13, 2011

New for You Today--the Benefits Practice Resource Center

Today, BNA unveils its new Benefits Practice Resource Center, which takes pension and benefits information services to a new level. The Benefits Practice Resource Center incorporates the superior reference and analysis material found in BNA's well-respected Benefits Practice Center, and adds even more valuable content, including four popular BNA Books, as well as practice-ready checklists, sample plans, and other practice tools.

February 7, 2011

Nell Hennessy Remembrance

As most of you know by now, we have lost our friend and colleague, Nell Hennessy. Nell finally succumbed to a long illness that she faced with the usual courage, determination and grace that she demonstrated throughout her life.

December 21, 2010

Webinar on DOL's Proposed Change to the Definition of 'Fiduciary' Will be Held Jan. 13

BNA is sponsoring a webinar titled "Changing the Definition: Who is a Fiduciary," to be held Jan. 13, 2011, from 1 - 2:30 p.m ET.

May 3, 2010

As Certain as Death: Quotations About Taxes

Jeff Yablon has compiled a wonderful collection of tax quotes for the new edition of As Certain as Death: Quotations About Taxes. I discovered the book from an Alan Sloan column that appeared in the Washington Post. Sloan quotes Mark Iwry, Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary (Retirement and Health Policy) at Treasury. Mark is the most quoted living person in the book. Justice Jackson holds the record but I predict that Mark will overtake him in later editions since Justice Jackson is dead and Mark is still alive and saying quotable things.

April 28, 2010

Career Advice for the New(er) ERISA Lawyer

Each year when Henry Eickelberg of General Dynamics and I finish our course on Employee Benefits in Corporate Transactions at Georgetown, we take our students to my pub, the Irish Channel in DC, and the talk inevitably turns to jobs (or lack thereof) and careers in ERISA. I thought it might be useful to share some of that discussion with the BNA Pension & Benefits readers.

April 13, 2010

Employee Benefits in Extremis?

Pensions, alas, on their way out?

September 15, 2006

Welcome!

Welcome to the BNA Pension & Benefits Blog: Insight from the Advisory Board.