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DOL/EBSA RIN: 1210-AB39 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Delay or Amend Final Rule Amending Claims Procedure Regulation 

On December 19, 2016, the Department published a final rule amending 29 CFR 2560.503-1.  These amendments revised existing rules under section 503 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) governing disability benefit claims and appeals under ERISA-covered plans (81 FR 92316).  The amendments were effective on January 18, 2017, but only to claims for disability benefits filed on or after January 1, 2018.  The Department is reviewing these amendments for questions of law and policy.

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 2550.503-1   
Legal Authority: 29 U.S.C. 1135    ERISA sec 505    29 U.S.C. 1133   
Legal Deadline:  None

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Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/18/2015  80 FR 72014   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/19/2016 
Final Rule  12/19/2016  81 FR 92316   
Final Rule Effective  01/18/2017 
NPRM  09/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jeffrey J. Turner
Deputy Director, Office of Regulations and Interpretations
Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
Room N5669, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, FP Building, Room N-5655,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-8500