The Internal Revenue Service and many other federal agencies have updated their regulatory agenda.[@@]

Many items on the agenda, which appear every 6 months, deal with topics of interest to life and health insurers.

The IRS, for example, has put an item entitled “Foreign Insurance Companies” at the top of a list of regulations at the “proposed rule stage.”

Other IRS proposed rules have titles such as “Highly Compensated Employee” and “Deductibility of Employer Contributions for Deferred Compensation.”

Links to regulatory agenda for the IRS, the Labor Department’s Employee Benefit Security Administration and other agencies appear today in the Federal Register, at http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fedreg/a050516c.html