Latest News Releases

Below is a list of the American Benefit Council's most recent press releases. You may also browse through press releases on the individual issue pages, located in the left frame, or by using the search function. If you have any questions, or would like to reach a Council staff member for comment, please contact the Director of Communications via our Staff page.

Pensions should not be used as a 'piggy bank' - Budget deal raises pension premiums without regard for sound policy
October 28, 2015

Council continues to advocate repeal of 'Cadillac Tax' as momentum builds on Capitol Hill, campaign trail
September 29, 2015

Council commends introduction of newest legislation to repeal 'Cadillac Tax' on employee health coverage
September 24, 2015

Heller bill to repeal 40 percent 'Cadillac tax' critical for preservation of employer-sponsored health benefits
September 17, 2015

Proposed fiduciary liability rules seems at odds with plan sponsor efforts to engage participants and encourage educated choices
August 13, 2015

Business and Employee Groups, Public and Private Sector Join Forces to Repeal the 40 Percent Tax on Health Benefits aka "Cadillac Tax"
July 28, 2015

Action still needed even with court's decision: Employer health plan sponsors urge Congress to amend PPACA, secure workers' well-being
June 25, 2015

Employer health plan sponsors urge swift action to improve PPACA, workers' well-being
June 17, 2015

Council testifies for ERISA Advisory Council: Flexibility key for employers providing pension de-risking disclosure
May 28, 2015

Bipartisan Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act would help preserve employer-sponsored health coverage
April 28, 2015

Successful employer-sponsored retirement plan coverage built on vital tax incentives
April 15, 2015

If 40 percent excise tax cannot be repealed, Treasury must take steps to reduce impact
April 14, 2015

Employer health plan sponsors urge measures to reduce financial, administrative burdens
April 14, 2015

Employer sponsorship of wellness programs depends on continued congressional support
March 24, 2015

Council announces new officers, executive board members
March 12, 2015

Employer-sponsored wellness plans essential for achieving healthy communities, economy
January 29, 2015

Council available to comment on State of the Union address
January 20, 2015

President's retirement proposals send mixed message
January 19, 2015

Changing 'full-time work' definition under PPACA just one needed improvement
January 7, 2015

Council applauds enactment of pension provisions as part of government funding legislation
December 14, 2014

PBGC annual report underscores improving single-employer pension system
November 17, 2014

District court's denial of EEOC request to block wellness program a victory for employers, employees
November 3, 2014

American Benefits Council sets course for Year 2020 with strategic plan for health, retirement policy
September 23, 2014

American Benefits Council to unveil long-term strategic plan at Press Club media briefing, Will set forth vision for health, retirement benefits policy in year 2020
September 18, 2014

Council welcomes congressional examination of defined benefit pension plan issues
September 17, 2014

Employers strengthen retirement security by improving access, adding value
September 16, 2014

Council applauds passage of ERISA 'shutdown benefits' bill
July 23, 2014

Conflicting appeals court decisions on health premium subsidies create additional uncertainty for all stakeholders
July 22, 2014

Council commends Gotbaum for outreach to plan sponsors
July 11, 2014

Council welcomes PBGC moratorium on 'shutdown' enforcement action
July 8, 2014

New PBGC projections confirm health of single-employer pension guarantee program
June 30, 2014

PBGC premium increases would have adverse effects for employers, employees, pension plans
June 23, 2014

Council urges DOL panel: preserve flexibility for companies to outsource benefit plan services
June 18, 2014

Council promotes communications director, hires new communications assistant, plans enhanced outreach to members, lawmakers, general public
June 16, 2014

Statistics show: 401(k) plans a powerful resource for retirement savers
April 11, 2014

Capitol Hill veteran Spangler joins Council as new head of health policy; global expert Hinz to advise Council, Institute affiliate
April 9, 2014

National Benefits Symposium to feature Governor Michael Leavitt, author Jeffrey Colvin, crisis expert Judy Smith, representatives from major national employers
March 21, 2014

Council elects new officers and executive board, reports record membership growth
March 10, 2014

Tax policy must support employer-sponsorship of health and retirement benefits
February 27, 2014

Retirement tax policy must support employer plan sponsorship
February 26, 2014

Council commends Obama Administration's deliberate approach to PPACA implementation, attentiveness to employer concerns
February 11, 2014

Council available to comment on State of the Union address
January 28, 2014

New PBGC premium hikes 'simply unacceptable'
December 11, 2013

New research paper illustrates important role 401(k)s play in successful U.S. retirement system
December 4, 2013

Council offers perspective on PBGC deficit announcement
November 15, 2013

Council applauds move by Treasury, IRS to increase flexibility for health FSAs
November 4, 2013

Council, American Airlines to DOL advisory council: additional guidance needed on lost, missing participants
August 28, 2013

Council, International Employee Benefits Association (IEBA) form global partnership
July 23, 2013

Council letter to Obama Administration urges swift issuance of guidance under DOMA decision
July 18, 2013

Council applauds Obama Administration's move to delay health law reporting requirements
July 2, 2013

Council applauds Supreme Court decision in U.S. v. Windsor
June 26, 2013

Council, J.P. Morgan tell DOL advisory council: simplicity, flexibility more effective than mandates
June 7, 2013

Pension plan 'de-risking' a natural reaction to funding, accounting volatility, PBGC premium challenges
June 5, 2013

Retirement planning begins at work
April 12, 2013

New Survey Shows Employers' Ongoing Commitment to 401(k) Plans
March 13, 2013

American Benefits Council, WorldatWork to release results of employer survey on 401(k) plans
March 11, 2013

Council joins Supreme Court amicus brief
February 27, 2013

Senate HELP hearing a good opportunity to examine improving retirement policy
January 31, 2013

Survey says: taxation of 401(k) contributions will lead to fewer plans, less retirement security
December 11, 2012

Media briefing conference call: release of survey results showing employer reaction to taxation of 401k plans
December 7, 2012

Council issues six-point plan for saving employee pensions
November 29, 2012

PBGC's deficit announcement a "non-event"
November 16, 2012

Verisight/McGladrey-American Benefits Institute Survey Finds Compensation, Retirement and Benefits Remain Stable as Uncertainty Prevails
November 13, 2012

Employer plan sponsors express concerns about new PBGC enforcement policy
November 2, 2012

Aon Hewitt, American Benefits Institute Survey Shows Multinational Companies Want Increased Control of Global Benefits Programs
October 10, 2012

Employer plans the 'heart' of modern pension system, play integral role in U.S. retirement policy, economy
September 20, 2012

Council testifies on IRS implementation of PPACA
September 11, 2012

Revised FAB 2012-02 alleviates most plan sponsor concerns
July 30, 2012

Compromise legislation a 'mixed bag' for pension plans
June 28, 2012

With constitutional challenge resolved, employers set sights on 2014 obligations
June 28, 2012

Council Holds Briefing on Priority Employer Concerns with Forthcoming U.S. Supreme Court PPACA Decision
June 19, 2012

Priority Employer Concerns: Forthcoming U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
June 15, 2012

Council urges Congress: enact pension funding stabilization as soon as possible
June 14, 2012

Council suggests improvements to proposed rules expanding access to longevity annuities
June 1, 2012

IRS proposed partial annuity rules 'encouraging,' but additional clarity still needed
June 1, 2012

The first rule of retirement tax policy: do no harm
April 17, 2012

DOL's 'good faith' compliance standard for SBC rules fails to relieve burden on employer plan sponsors
March 19, 2012

Council applauds Senate approval of critical pension funding measure as part of transportation bill
March 14, 2012

Council urges delay in health care 'summary of benefits and coverage' rules
February 27, 2012

Pension plan underfunding, PBGC 'deficit' artificially inflated by historically low interest rates
February 2, 2012

Council files amicus brief on 'severability' issue in U.S. Supreme Court health reform case
January 27, 2012

Council available to comment on State of the Union address
January 24, 2012

Council commends CFTC's revision of business conduct standards
January 11, 2012

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