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DOL/EBSA RIN: 1210-AB20 Publication ID: Fall 2013 
Title: Pension Benefit Statements  
Abstract: Section 508 of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) amended section 105 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) to require plans that are subject to ERISA to automatically provide participants and certain beneficiaries with individual pension benefit statements. Generally, defined benefit plans must provide the statement every three years, with an annual alternative. Individual account plans that permit participant direction must provide the statement quarterly and individual account plans that do not permit participant direction must provide the statement annually. As part of this initiative, the Department will explore whether, and how, an individual benefit statement should and could present a participant's accrued benefits in a defined contribution plan (i.e., the individual's account balance) as a lifetime income stream of payments in addition to presenting the benefits as an account balance. 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 2520   
Legal Authority: 29 USC 1025    ERISA sec 105    PL 109-280, sec 508, Pension Protection Act of 2006    29 USC 1135    ERISA sec 505   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    08/18/2007 
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  05/08/2013  78 FR 26727   
ANPRM Comment Period End  07/08/2013 
Extension of ANPRM  07/15/2013  78 FR 42027   
Comment Period End  08/07/2013 
NPRM  08/00/2014 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Suzanne Adelman
Senior Pension Law Specialist
Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room N-5655,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-8500
Fax:202 219-7291