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Employee Benefits Security Administrations

Employee benefits security administration

■ Introduction

The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is responsible for administering the Title I provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974. Before January 1986, EBSA was known as the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration. At the time of its name change, EBSA was upgraded to a subcabinet position with the establishment of assistant secretary and deputy assistant secretary positions.

The EBSA has primary responsibility for ERISA’s requirements on fiduciary standards, reporting and disclosure, employee protection, and enforcement. The agency develops rules and regulations on the ...

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