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

For more than 30 years, since the enactment of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), BNA and our subscribers have benefited from the experience and knowledge of a varied group of practitioners in the area of pensions and benefits. These attorneys, accountants, actuaries, consultants, and academics meet regularly as our advisory board to consider and discuss key topics of interest in their field.

Many of the questions and issues considered by the board find their way into BNA's publications and reference services. However, we felt that the vehicle of a blog would give our board members a chance to develop and present their ideas in a public forum and perhaps spur a lively dialogue on the topics of the day.

To that end, each week one of our advisory board members will act as the resident author and will post his or her thoughts on one or more topics. Blog readers will be able to comment on the posts and add their ideas.

Since this is a pilot project we encourage feedback. You can contact me at sstevens@bna.com or (202) 452-7508 with your suggestions. Thanks so much and please come back often.

-- Sarah Stevens, Managing Editor, BNA Pension & Benefit Publications