Pursuant to the authority contained in Section 512 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1142, the 172nd open meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (also known as the ERISA Advisory Council) will be held on August 19-21, 2014.
The three-day meeting will take place at the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. The meeting will run from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. on August 19-20 in C5320 Room 6 and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on August 21 in in C5521 Room 4, with a one hour break for lunch each day. The purpose of the open meeting is for Advisory Council members to hear testimony from invited witnesses and to receive an update from the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). The EBSA update is scheduled for the morning of August 20, subject to change.
The Advisory Council will study the following issues: (1) Outsourcing Employee Benefit Plan Services, (2) PBM Compensation and Fee Disclosure, and (3) Issues and Considerations around Facilitating Lifetime Plan Participation. The schedule for testimony and discussion of these issues generally will be one issue per day in the order noted above. Descriptions of these topics are available on the Advisory Council page of the EBSA Web site, at www.dol.gov/ebsa/aboutebsa/erisa_advisory_council.html.
Organizations or members of the public wishing to submit a written statement may do so by submitting 40 copies on or before August 12, 2014 to Larry Good, Executive Secretary, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor, Suite N-5623, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Statements also may be submitted as email attachments in rich text, Word, or pdf format transmitted to email@example.com. It is requested that statements not be included in the body of the email. Statements deemed relevant by the Advisory Council and received on or before August 12 will be included in the record of the meeting and made available through the EBSA Public Disclosure Room, along with witness statements. Do not include any personally identifiable information (such as name, address, or other contact information) or confidential business information that you do not want publicly disclosed. Written statements submitted by invited witnesses will be posted on the Advisory Council page of the EBSA Web site, without change, and can be retrieved by most Internet search engines.
Individuals or representatives of organizations wishing to address the Advisory Council should forward their requests to the Executive Secretary or telephone (202) 693-8668. Oral presentations will be limited to 10 minutes, time permitting, but an extended statement may be submitted Start Printed Page 43082for the record. Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact the Executive Secretary by August 12.
Signed at Washington, DC this 17th day of July, 2014.
Phyllis C. Borzi,
Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-17387 Filed 7-23-14; 8:45 am]
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