Larry H. Goldbrum, General Counsel of The SPARK Institute
said in a news release that the guidelines are designed to assist plans that
use multiple vendors with gathering and aggregating data from their vendors to complete the form. According to Goldbrum, the draft guidelines
describe certain approaches, expectations, roles, and responsibilities of
employers, aggregators, and vendors in working together to complete the 2009
SPARK is seeking comments on the draft guidelines from
the 403(b) community by January 8, 2010. Comments should be sent to Larry
Goldbrum at firstname.lastname@example.org.