Identification Number:
RM 03258 TN 3
Intended Audience:See Transmittal Sheet
Originating Office:DCO OCO OIO
Title:Processing Correspondence Related to ERISA (4230, 4231, 4235, 4237, 4356, 4406)
Type:POMS Transmittals
Program:All Programs
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PROGRAM OPERATIONS MANUAL SYSTEM
Part RM – Records Maintenance
Chapter 032 – Pension Information Processing System
Subchapter 58 – Processing Correspondence Related to ERISA (4230, 4231, 4235, 4237, 4356, 4406)
Transmittal No. 3, 03/03/2020

Audience

Originating Component

OCO

Effective Date

Upon Receipt

Background

The POMS section should be updated to correct DOL's web address. Contact.

 

Summary of Changes

RM 03258.018 Request for General Information about ERISA

 

Contact DOL on the internet at askebsa.dol.gov

Note: Currently, DOL has several public information publications that may be requested. See https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ebsa/about-ebsa/our-activities/resource-center publications

The plan administrator, or if appropriate, to the local district or regional office of the Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration. See https://www.efast.dol.gov/portal/app/disseminate?execution=elsl for a listing of these codes.Contact PBGC on the internet at http://www.pbgc.gov

 

RM 03258.018 Request for General Information about ERISA (4406)

When general information about ERISA is requested, refer inquiries as follows:

TYPE OF INQUIRY

REFER INQUIRER TO

Request for Information About the ERISA Laws

Department of Labor (DOL)
Employee Benefits Security Administration, Division of Technical Assistance and Inquiries, Suite 400
200 Constitution Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20210

Contact DOL on the internet at http://askebsa.dol or call them at 1-866-444-3272 (or TTY 1-877-889-5627) for the deaf or hard of hearing.

NOTE: Currently, DOL has several public information publications that may be requested. See http://www.dol.gov/agencies/ebsa/about-ebsa/our-activities/resource-center/publication for more information.

Request to See Copy of Pension Plan Description, Annual Reports, or Other Documents

The plan administrator or, if appropriate, to the local district or regional office of the Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration. See www.efast.dol.gov/portal/app/disseminate?execution=elsl/ for a listing of these offices.

NOTE: DOL district and regional offices maintain copies of pension plan documents on file for public inspection and copies can be requested from these offices.

Request For Information About Tax Provisions Affecting Pensions

Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

NOTE: For general information, the inquirer may call IRS's Forms/Tax Information at 1-800-829-3676 and request Publication 575 “Pension and Annuity Income” or Publication 571 “Tax Sheltered Annuity Plans for Employees of Public Schools and Certain Tax-Exempt Organizations.”

Request For Information About Pension Plan Insurance Provisions

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Branch of Coverage and Inquiries (541)
1200 K Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005-4026

Contact PBGC on the internet at http://www.pbgc.gov or call them at 1-800-400-7242.

Request For Other Information About a Specific Pension Plan

Pension Plan Administrator

NOTE: The pension plan administrator is identified in the summary plan description provided to each plan participant or can be identified by the employer.


RM 03258 TN 3 - Processing Correspondence Related to ERISA (4230, 4231, 4235, 4237, 4356, 4406) - 3/03/2020