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Resources: US Government

Other Links

  • Department of Laborwww.dol.gov
    Home page of the DOL website.
  • EFASTwww.efast.dol.gov/welcome.html
    Erisa filing acceptance system that supports scannable 5500 series forms. BLAZE SSI is an EFAST approved vendor for machine print 5500 series forms.
  • Employee Benefits Security Administration: www.dol.gov/ebsa
    Home page of the EBSA website (formerly Pension Welfare Benefits Administration).
  • Federal Reserve Boardwww.federalreserve.gov
    Home page of the Federal Reserve Board website.
  • Statistics: Releases and Historical Datawww.federalreserve.gov/releases
    Treasury rates and other selected interest rates.
  • FedWorld: www.fedworld.gov
    The FedWorld website provides government information and is managed by the National Technical Information Service (U.S. Department of Commerce).
  • Internal Revenue Service: www.irs.gov
    Home page of the IRS website. The IRS uses Adobe Acrobat ‘pdf’ files extensively. The Adobe Acrobat Reader is free. Find it at the Adobe website.
  • Alert Guidelines, Explanations & Plan Deficiency Paragraphs: www.irs.gov/retirement/article/0,,id=97188,00.html
    Current issue and subscription link for this retirement plan publication of the IRS.
  • Employee Plans Newswww.irs.gov/retirement/article/0,,id=96731,00.html
    Current issue and subscription link for this retirement plan publication of the IRS.
  • Forms and Publications:  www.irs.gov/retirement/article/0,,id=96763,00.html
    Review, print and save IRS tax forms and publications.
  • Index of Applicable Federal Rates: www.irs.gov/taxpros/lists/0,,id=98042,00.html
    Various prescribed rates for federal income tax purposes.
  • Internal Revenue Bulletins: www.irs.gov/businesses/lists/0,,id=98230,00.html
    The Internal Revenue Bulletin (IRB) is the authoritative instrument of the IRS for announcing all substantive ruling necessary to promote a uniform application of tax law.
  • Joint Board: www.irs.gov/taxpros/actuaries/index.html
    The Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries is responsible for the enrollment of individuals who perform actuarial services under ERISA. The Executive Director of the Joint Board is responsible for administering the Enrolled Actuary program.
  • News Releases and Fact Sheetswww.irs.gov/newsroom/lists/0,,id=98040,00.html
    Contains an index of important information including “Pension Plan Limitations” summary for current tax year.
  • Retirement Plans: www.irs.gov/retirement/index.html
    Consolidates links to IRS information related to retirement plans.
  • Office of the Federal Register: www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/index.html
    The U.S. Government Printing Office and the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration disseminate the official text for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations.
  • Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation: www.pbgc.gov
    Home page of the PBGC website.
  • Information for Practitioners: www.pbgc.gov/practitioners/
    Index of topics relevant to practitioners.
  • PBGC Interest Rates: www.pbgc.gov/practitioners/interest-rates/content
    Lists PBGC interest rate updates (current and prior).
  • Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration (PWBA).
    This agency is now known as the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA).
  • Social Security Administrationwww.ssa.gov
    Home page of the SSA website.
  • OASDI Contribution and Benefit Basewww.ssa.gov/OACT/COLA/cbb.html
    History of the OASDI contribution and benefit base.
  • National Average Wage Indexwww.ssa.gov/OACT/COLA/AWI.html
    The National average wage indexing series, 1951 to present.