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Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Committee

The Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Committee addresses current issues related to employee benefits and executive compensation.

Recent topics addressed by the Committee include: executive compensation for tax-exempt and governmental employers; the proposed expansion by the U.S. Department of Labor of the definition of “fiduciary” under ERISA; the impact of health care reform on employers and employees (including grandfathered plan status under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act); and lessons regarding executive compensation learned from the TARP program.

Recent Reports

Letter to the US Department of Labor commenting on the proposed amendment relating to reasonable contract or arrangement under Section 408(b)(2) of ERISA – Fee Disclosure (May 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: ERISA, Fee Disclosure

Letter to the IRS commenting on (Notice 2012-40) whether the use-it-or-lose-it rule as applied to health care flexible spending arrangements (Health FSAs) should be modified (August 2012) ( PDF )
Subject area: Health Care Flexible Spending Arrangements

Letter to the IRS commenting on longevity annuity contracts (QLAC's) (May 2012) ( PDF )
Subject area: Qualifying Longevity Anbuity Contracts

For the full list of committee reports click here


PowerPoint for Teleconference June 10, 2015, "Employer Stock Fund Litigation: Evaluating Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer One Year Later" (PPTX)

PowerPoint for Teleconference, June 11, 2014, “PBGC Multiemployer Program” (PPT)

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