The U.S. Labor Department has appointed Sanford Koeppel to the 2008 Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans.
Koeppel, vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs at Prudential Financial Inc., Newark, N.J., will represent the insurance industry on the council, which is commonly known as the ERISA Advisory Council.
The 15-member council advises Labor Department officials on issues affecting benefit plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
Koeppel has represented the American Council of Life Insurers, Washington, at a 403(b) hearing on Capitol Hill, and he also has been active in the Stable Value Investment Association, Washington.
Koeppel is one of 5 new ERISA Advisory Council members. All will serve 3-year terms.