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SEC Finalizes Audit Committee Rules

April 1, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted rules to strengthen corporate audit committees, giving them new power to hire and fire the...
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Enron Emails Shed Light on Blackout

January 16, 2002 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - In a move certain to rekindle the controversy surrounding the Enron lockdown, the Gottesdiener Law Firm has published two emails allegedly sent to...
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House Expected to Vote on SEC Fees

May 31, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The House of Representatives is expected to vote on legislation to reduce transaction fees and increase pay for Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)...
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8-K Blackout Disclosure Plan Put on Hold

March 28, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has said companies should continue disclosing retirement plan blackout period information in their quarterly reports for the...
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Steel, Airlines Weigh on PBGC

March 26, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Half of the 10 largest claims against the nation's private pension plan insurer have arisen in the past three years, and the trend...
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IRS Revises Form 5310

March 25, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Plan sponsors requesting determination letters for qualified employee benefit plan terminations will have one less schedule to fill out, thanks to an Internal...
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EEOC Launches New Mediation Pilot Program

March 24, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has implemented a new voluntary mediation pilot program providing private sector employees another avenue to pursue...
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DoL Lowers Another Advice Barrier

December 27, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com)- The Department of Labor (DoL) took another step toward expanding participant advice options recently, issuing an advisory opinion that removes some of the economic...
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IRS Rolls Out Expanded ?Safe Harbor? Guidelines

December 27, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released updated guidelines on providing "Safe Harbor Explanations" about rollovers as recently expanded by the Economic Growth...
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Annuity Tax Structure Legislation Introduced

November 27, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - House Ways & Means Committee members Representatives Phil English (R-Pennsylvania) and Karen Thurman (D - Florida) introduced the Lifetime annuity Payout (LAP) Act,...
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House Extends Mental Health Parity Law

November 15, 2002 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The US House of Representatives passed a bill to extend for a year a federal law mandating employers and health insurers to offer...