MEP Proposed Rulemaking 

  • On October 23, 2018, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor published proposed rules of “Definition of ‘Employer’ Under Section 3(5) of ERISA-Association Retirement Plans and Other Multiple-Employer Plans”. The proposed regulation addresses when a group or association of employers or PEO falls within the definition of “employer” under ERISA section 3(5) for purposes of sponsoring a MEP under title I of ERISA to cover the employees of member employers. The comment period for this proposal ended on December 24, 2018.
    • On December 21, 2018, CRI submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Labor regarding this proposed rule. Click here to view the letter. All public comments can be viewed here.

ERISA Basics

View Recent DOL ERISA Advisory Council Reports:

CRI Policy Reports

  • Multiple Employer Plans: An Overview of Legal, Regulatory and Plan Design Considerations for States. Click here to learn more about how ERISA and other laws apply to MEPs.
  • Review of Potential Public Retirement Plan Options for Private Sector Employees/Employers in the State of Vermont. Click here to learn more about how ERISA and other laws apply to retirement plan design options.
  • State Initiatives to Expand the Availability and Effectiveness of Private Sector Retirement Plans: How Federal Laws Apply to Plan Design Options. Click here to learn more.