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The Council regularly provides intelligence and analysis to its members and offers policy expertise to lawmakers and the general public.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
McArthur Amendment to the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), Expanding State Authority
The amendment, sponsored by Representative Tom McArthur (R-NJ) and developed in consultation with Rep. Mark Meadows (R- and Vice President Mike Pence, would essentially give states much broader authority to waive elements of both the ACA and the AHCA.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Council Letter to PBGC Urging Review of Early Warning Program
As part of its ongoing defense of the defined benefit pension plan system, the Council sent a letter to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) on April 24, urging a thorough review of the agency's Early Warning Program.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Affordable Coverage Coalition Infographic Urging Funding of Cost-Sharing Reductions
In April 12 letters to leaders in Congress and to the Trump Administration, the Council and a diverse group of seven other organizations urged the continued funding of CSR payments. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce was the other employer association, in addition to the Council. The other signatories were health plan and health care provider associations. The letters urge Congress and the Administration "to take quick action to ensure CSRs are funded," noting the consequences that are likely if CSRs are discontinued.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Group Letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) Opposing Additional PBGC Premium Increases
As the 2017 government funding deadline approaches, the Council and a group of employer and retirement benefits organizations urge Speaker Paul Ryan to protect job-creators, workers, retirees, and the retirement security system by opposing further increases in premiums paid to the PBGC by sponsors of single-employer defined benefits plans.
Monday, April 17, 2017
Council Letter to DOL/EBSA Regarding Issues Raised in Presidential Memorandum and in Preamble to Proposed Delay of Fiduciary Rule
In written comments to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) on April 17, the Council outlined a number of unresolved concerns with the agency's final regulations expanding ERISA fiduciary responsibility, highlighting plan sponsor concerns and encouraging the DOL to consider these issues in its review of the rule.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Save Our Savings Coalition Quick Guide to Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans
Save Our Savings is an alliance of advocates and businesses dedicated to protecting Americans' retirement savings as Congress plans a comprehensive tax overhaul. The SOS Coalition is working to ensure Americans will continue to have access to the private sector retirement system and to meaningful savings incentives.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Affordable Coverage Coalition Letter to Congress Urging Continuation of ACA Cost-Sharing Reduction Subsidies
In April 12 letters to leaders in Congress and the Trump Administration, the Council and seven health care provider and insurance groups urged the continued funding for cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) as provided under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Affordable Coverage Coalition Letter to White House Urging Continuation of ACA Cost-Sharing Reduction Subsidies
In April 12 letters to leaders in Congress and the Trump Administration, the Council and seven health care provider and insurance groups urged the continued funding for cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) as provided under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Lifetime Income Disclosure Act (S. 868)
On April 6, 2017, Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced legislation that would require 401(k) plan sponsors to inform participating workers of the projected monthly income they could expect at retirement based on their current account balance.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
DOL Formally Delays Applicability Date of Fiduciary Rule by 60 Days
DOL Formally Delays Applicability Date of Fiduciary Rule by 60 Days
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
SOS Coalition Statement for the U.S. Banking Committee Hearing Record on the Current State of Retirement Security
The Save Our Savings Coalition, an alliance of advocates and businesses dedicated to protecting Americans' retirement savings as Congress undertakes tax reform, thanked the Committee for its attention to the issue of retirement security. The priority of the Coalition is to ensure that Americans will continue to have access to the private sector retirement system and to meaningful savings incentives, two items critical to retirement security in this country.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Senate Sends to President Resolution Disapproving of Rules for Municipality Retirement Plans
Senate Sends to President Resolution Disapproving of Rules for State Retirement Plan
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Council Letter to IRS Regarding Substance of Proposed Regulations to Update Mortality Tables
In a March 29 letter to the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Council expressed serious concerns about the substance of proposed regulations updating the mortality tables to be used for defined benefit pension plans for 2018.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Council Letter to IRS Describes Potential Burdens Associated with Proposed Mortality Table Changes
Council Letter to IRS Describes Potential Burdens Associated with Proposed Mortality Table Changes
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Fiduciary Rule Update: IRS Provides Transition Relief
Fiduciary Rule Update: IRS Provides Transition Relief
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Presentation Slides: Benefits Briefing on Cybersecurity
Presentation Slides: Benefits Briefing on Cybersecurity
Friday, March 24, 2017
Republicans Withdraw ACA Repeal-and-Replace Bill Before Vote; Next Steps Unclear
Republicans Withdraw ACA Repeal-and-Replace Bill Before Vote; Next Steps Unclear
Friday, March 24, 2017
Memo to Members: Republicans Withdraw ACA Repeal-and-Replace Bill Before Vote; Next Steps Unclear
With all eyes focused on the next steps, Council president James Klein prepared a Memo to Members offering some observations on possible directions the Congress and Trump Administration may move.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
House GOP Updates Repeal-and-Replace Health Bill, Delays “Cadillac Tax” One Additional Year
House GOP Updates Repeal-and-Replace Health Bill, Delays “Cadillac Tax” One Additional Year
Friday, March 17, 2017
Council Voices Support for Fiduciary Rule Delay
Council Voices Support of Fiduciary Rule Delay