Under the auspices of the American Benefits Institute, the Council conducts research and serves as a conduit for global companies to share information about international retirement, health and compensation plan trends.
Through the Global Benefits Committee, the Council provides a forum in which to share information on benefits design and practices affecting non-U.S. based employees, as well as a resource for non-U.S. based companies operating in the United States.
Under the auspices of the American Benefits Institute, the Council conducts research and serves as a conduit for global companies to share information about international retirement, health and compensation plan trends. We discuss these matters in our Benefits Passport series of newsletters and webinars.
BENEFITS PASSPORT 2020-2: Global Compliance Edition
July 22, 2020
BENEFITS PASSPORT 2020-1: Global Compliance Edition
February 10, 2020
BENEFITS PASSPORT 2019-1: Global Compliance Edition
November 8, 2019
Global Benefits Webcast (with the Conference Board): Collective Defined Contribution ('Shared Risk') Plans
Link to Recording (coming soon)
May 14, 2019
U.S. legislative and regulatory matters affecting global benefits and compensation, covering laws related to international taxation, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, expatriate health plans, among others.
Treasury/DOL/HHS Proposed Regulations on Expatriate Health Plans, Expatriate Health Plan Issuers, and Qualified Expatriates; Excepted Benefits; Lifetime and Annual Limits; and Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance
June 10, 2016
Statistics and analysis of benefits around the world
Mercer Global Pension Index 2015
October 19, 2015
The Council is a member of a number of a number of global alliances dedicated to expanding knowledge and providing resources on the full range of international benefits matters.
World Pension Alliance (WPA)
The Council is a founding member of the WPA, a trans-Atlantic coalition of business groups dedicated to global benefits issues such as retirement security and affordability, regulation investment and demographic change.
International Employee Benefits Association
The Council serves as the U.S. chapter of IEBA, which is the world's leading association providing education, information and professional development opportunities in the constantly evolving world of international employee benefits. Each Council member company or firm may designate professionals anywhere in the world for individual IEBA memberships, and the Council will cover the cost. To register, please email Mary Lindsay, Council executive assistant, at email@example.com.
The American Benefits Institute, the education and research affiliate of the American Benefits Council (Council), serves as a private sector advisor to the U.S. government delegation to the OECD. Richard Hinz, Senior Advisor to the Council, is the former Chairman of the OECD’s Working Party on Private Pensions from his tenure at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).