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The Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans will hold meetings Sept. 15 to 17 in Washington aimed at promoting retirement literacy and security.

The group, known as the ERISA Advisory Council, will hear testimony from experts on improving disclosure to retirement plan participants and beneficiaries. Other topics covered will include the use of stable-value funds and retirement protection in the current economic climate.

The council will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT on Sept. 15 and 16, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT on Sept. 17 to hear testimony from witnesses and an update from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration.

The meetings will be held at the U.S. Department of Labor at 200 Constitution Ave.

The ERISA Advisory Council consists of 15 members appointed to 3-year terms by the Secretary of Labor. The members represent the public, employers, employee organizations and the fields of insurance, corporate trust, investment management, investment counseling, accounting and actuarial counseling.


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