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DOL/EBSA RIN: 1210-AB92 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: ●"Open MEPs" and Other Issues Under Section 3(5) of ERISA 

This request for information (RFI) relates to the definition of 'employer' in section 3(5) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA). The RFI mainly seeks comments on whether to amend 29 CFR 2510.3-55 to facilitate the sponsorship of "open MEPs" by persons acting indirectly in the interests of unrelated employers whose employees would receive benefits under such arrangements.  The term "open MEP" in the RFI refers to a single defined contribution retirement plan that covers employees of multiple unrelated employers.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 2510.3   
Legal Authority: 29 U.S.C. 1002(2), 1002(5) and 1135   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI)  07/31/2019  84 FR 37545   
RFI Comment Period End  10/29/2019 
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:
Jeffrey J. Turner
Deputy Director, Office of Regulations and Interpretations
Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
N 5669, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, FP Building, Room N-5655,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-8500