Our parent company, Retirement Planning Services, was honored to host an exclusive ERISA Lunch and Learn training session on Monday for area attorneys and CPAs, held by one of ERISA's finest (and fellow Coloradan), Sal Tripodi! A special thanks to Sal for extending this honor, since he now only speaks once a year at his Annual ERISA Seminar in Hawaii.
The percentage of individuals in Europe that donate their organs upon their death varies greatly from one European country to the next. For example, only twelve percent of the German citizens choose to donate their organs but if one steps across the border and enters Austria, close to one hundred percent (99.98%) donate their organs. In Denmark only 4.25% donate their organs, but if one leaves Copenhagen and drives across the Oresund Bridge, down the two-mile long undersea Drogden Tunnel and into Sweden, 86% of the population donate their organs. Why these strange differences amongst very similar demographics?
When ERISA was passed in 1974, Congress realized that the provisions of ERISA would have to
be enforced. So, Congress also created the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), which is responsible for ensuring the compliance and integrity of the private employee benefit system in the United States. EBSA is a division of the Department of Labor.