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September 14, 2005
Regs Proposed Regarding Electronic Transmissions

Proposed regulations recently issued by the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are aimed at coordinating rules in existing guidance regarding the use of electronic media for:

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  • Providing notices to employee benefit plan participants and beneficiaries, and
  • Transmitting elections or consents from participants and beneficiaries to employee benefit plans.

The proposed regulations specify that a plan could use electronic media under:

  • The consumer consent rules of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-SIGN), or
  • An alternative, similar to the retirement plan rules for electronic transmission in effect before E-SIGN, which is less burdensome on employers and provides at least as much protection for participants.

In general, E-SIGN provides that electronic documents and signatures should be treated as having the same legal effect as paper documents and signatures.

A public hearing on the proposed regulations is scheduled for November 2, 2005. Written or electronic comments are due by October 12. The proposed regulations would not go into effect until they are adopted as final regulations.

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