On January 12, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) seeking comment regarding whether certain employee compensation structures pose risks that should be part of the calculation determining an insured depository institution’s deposit insurance premiums.

According to the releasing materials, the FDIC does “not seek to limit the amount which employees are compensated, but rather is concerned with adjusting risk-based deposit insurance assessment rates (risk-based assessment rates) to adequately compensate the Deposit Insurance Fund for the risks inherent in the design of certain compensation programs.”

The ANPR includes 15 questions for which the agency seeks specific public comment. Comments are due 30 days after publication in the Federal Register.

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