Revised Edition of Trustee Handbook Released

November 21, 2011 ( – A revised edition of The Trustee Handbook: A Guide to Labor-Management Employee Benefit Plans, Seventh Edition has been released. 

This tool is for all multiemployer plan trustees and administrators who are committed to fulfilling their fiduciary responsibilities. The book is a guide for professional providers who work with multiemployer plans. More than 40 industry experts contributed to the revised handbook.

Topics covered in the book include:

•  Fiduciary responsibility under ERISA;
•  Health care benefits;
•  Retirement benefits;
•  Investment management;
•  Administration; and
•  Apprenticeship and training programs.


The new edition has been revised and updated to include essential fiduciary information without the legalese. It includes tips and checklists, sample materials and short summaries of important legal decisions concerning the management of pension, and health and welfare benefit plans. Purchasers have access to a website that will provide updates as new issues appear and changes occur.

The book is priced at $87 ($65 for Foundation members), and is available at, or contact the Foundation Bookstore at or 888-334-3327, option 4.