News Releases

Council policy staff are available to comment on employee benefits matters related to health and retirement coverage, as well as other rewards and compensation issues.

Build Back Better Act needs to be built back better
November 19, 2021

Council calls on Congress to support employers delivering high-quality mental health coverage
November 12, 2021

Deletion of paid leave provision from BBBA a setback, presents opportunity to 'do it right'
October 28, 2021

Build Back Better Act runs risk of jeopardizing employer-provided benefits
October 1, 2021

Congress must modify BBBA paid leave initiative to protect existing employer-provided programs
September 22, 2021

Silver Linings Pandemic Playbook shows employers' creative response to health crisis
July 27, 2021

Employer-provided health coverage a bargain for U.S. taxpayers
July 14, 2021

New rules on 'surprise' medical billing should help lower health care costs, protect patients
July 1, 2021

American Benefits Council statement on ACA Supreme Court Decision on Process
June 17, 2021

Employers hopeful federal proposals will standardize paid leave requirements, provide opportunity for fairness
April 28, 2021

Council releases 401(k) Fast Facts
March 12, 2021

Council applauds inclusion of pension funding measures in rescue bill
March 10, 2021

Council releases statement on DOL timeframe extension guidance
Febraury 26, 2021

Supreme Court ERISA decision raises serious concerns about employers' ability to provide uniform benefits
December 10, 2020

Broad, bipartisan consensus on retirement policy underscores shared goals, urgency of action
December 9, 2020

Council commends Neal, Brady for thoughtful, bipartisan approach to retirement policy
October 27, 2020

Bipartisan former members of Congress urge fairness, consistency on paid leave laws
October 26, 2020

COBRA health plan support desperately needed: Council strongly endorses Worker Health Coverage Protection Act
September 24, 2020

Nationwide poll: 90% of voters support additional financial assistance for job-based health coverage
July 13, 2020

Survey of American Benefits Council members reveals: Serious employee benefit plan concerns lingering as pandemic, recession threaten businesses
June 22, 2020

Strengthening employee benefit plans an essential response to the COVID-19 pandemic
June 3, 2020

Council applauds U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down challenge to defined benefit plan
June 1, 2020

Funding rules could result in $24 billion diverted from economic recovery, almost 500K lost jobs
April 23, 2020

PCMA v. Arkansas Supreme Court case about more than PBMs, prescription drugs
April 1, 2020

Council applauds bipartisan, bicameral effort to shore up economy, including benefit plans
March 27, 2020

Alliance to Fight for Health Care: Broad Coalition Relaunches to Stabilize Employer-Provided Health Care Coverage
March 21, 2020

Council urges uniform, consistent approach to paid leave as part of COVID-19 response
March 12, 2020

Treasury/IRS guidance on coronavirus clears way for employers to provide additional screening, treatment
March 11, 2020

American Benefits Council calls for 'bold action' on drug pricing, transparency
February 4, 2020

Council Comments on health care regulatory proposal: Increased price transparency has potential to lower health costs, increase value for consumers
January 29, 2020

Council applauds repeal of 'Cadillac Tax,' inclusion of SECURE retirement act in year-end package
December 16, 2019

Council urges bipartisan, bicameral solution to multiemployer pension crisis
November 26, 2019

Council strongly endorses Retirement Security Preservation Act
August 1, 2019

Council opposes arbitration amendment to 'surprise' medical billing legislation
July 17, 2019

Employers welcome expansion of HSAs to permit pre-deductible coverage of chronic illness
July 17, 2019

Council urges passage of 'Cadillac Tax' repeal bill
July 14, 2019

Council commends approval of Energy and Commerce 'surprise' billing legislation
July 11, 2019

Council supports enhanced health care cost/quality transparency, HSA reforms
June 24, 2019

Final HRA rule offers valuable flexibility to employer health plan sponsors
June 13, 2019

Proposed measure to lower health costs makes progress on many employer goals
May 23, 2019

American Benefits Council to help lead Consumers First health alliance: employers determined to find a solution to problem of escalating health care costs + Official Consumers First news release
May 14, 2019

Council testifies on growing challenges in retirement system
May 14, 2019

Employer community applauds efforts to address 'surprise billing' crisis (joint release with ERIC & NRF)
May 9, 2019

Aon, American Benefits Institute study sees progress on global benefits governance
April 18, 2019

Council commends Ways and Means approval of bipartisan retirement savings provisions
April 2, 2019

Addressing 'surprise' medical billing a critical component of lowering health care costs
April 2, 2019

Council applauds introduction of Senate bill to eliminate 'Cadillac Tax'
March 6, 2019

Uncontrolled health care costs the defining issue for contemporary employee benefits
March 1, 2019

Council launches state, local policy initiative: bipartisan team of former federal, state lawmakers to lead effort
February 28, 2019

Retirement policy a 'good news/bad news' story
February 6, 2019

American Benefits Council statement on health care costs, prescription drugs
February 6, 2019

Council applauds introduction of 'Cadillac Tax' repeal bill
January 24, 2019

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