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February 24, 2012
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
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
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--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
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
by Scott J. Macey
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
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
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
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
Pensions, alas, on their way out?
September 15, 2006
Welcome to the BNA Pension & Benefits Blog: Insight from the Advisory Board.
A Possible Alternative to the Moench-ies (Part II)
Attorneys Make Predictions on Fee Litigation, Questions of Constitutional Standing
Battle Over Presumption of Prudence Heats Up Ahead of High Court Arguments
IRS Windsor Retroactivity Guidance Leaves Questions on ERISA Claims, Practitioners Say
Retirement Plans Aren't Required to Apply Windsor Ruling Retroactively, IRS Says