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

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Council Letter Supporting Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 748)
Council Letter Supporting Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 748)
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Benefits Briefing: ACA Constitutionality & the Latest Legal Challenge
Benefits Briefing: ACA Constitutionality & the Latest Legal Challenge
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
American Benefits Council statement on health care costs, prescription drugs
WASHINGTON, DC – American Benefits Council President James A. Klein issued the following statement today in light of the president's reference to health care costs – including prescription drug costs – in his State of the Union address.
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Global Benefits Webcast Presentation Slides: Enforcing Restrictive Covenants Across Jurisdictions
Global Benefits Webcast Presentation Slides: Enforcing Restrictive Covenants Across Jurisdictions
Thursday, January 24, 2019
NEWS: Council applauds introduction of 'Cadillac Tax' repeal bill
Council applauds introduction of 'Cadillac Tax' repeal bill: full repeal of onerous health tax a 'win-win-win' scenario for Congress, employers, families
Monday, January 21, 2019
Status and Overview of Recently Proposed and Enacted State Fiduciary Laws and Regulations (Courtesy of Davis & Harman, LLP)
Status and Overview of Recently Proposed and Enacted State Fiduciary Laws and Regulations (Courtesy of Davis & Harman, LLP)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Benefits Briefing Webinar Recording: "Surprise" Medical Billing
Benefits Briefing Webinar Recording: "Surprise" Medical Billing
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Benefits Briefing Webinar Notice: 'Surprise' Medical Billing
The American Benefits Council will hold a Benefits Briefing webinar on Wednesday, January 16, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss recent federal and state legislative activity regarding "surprise" medical bills. Large and unexpected balance billing of patients by out-of-network health care providers is a growing concern for patients and their families as well as for employer plan sponsors and policymakers.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Group Letter to Treasury/IRS Regarding Application of RMD Rules to 403(b) Plans
Group Letter to Treasury/IRS Regarding Application of RMD Rules to 403(b) Plans
Monday, December 17, 2018
Employer plans 'still strong, still reliable' in wake of ACA decision
WASHINGTON, DC – "The court decision last week in Texas v. U.S. striking down the Affordable Care Act certainly may have significant implications for the individual insurance market. But for the vast majority of Americans, this development truly underscores the value of employer-provided health coverage," American Benefits Council President James A. Klein said today.
Friday, December 14, 2018
Council Letter to New Jersey Bureau of Securities Regarding Fiduciary Duty Notice of Pre-Proposal
Council Letter to New Jersey Bureau of Securities Regarding Fiduciary Duty Notice of Pre-Proposal
Monday, December 10, 2018
The Retirement, Savings and Other Tax Relief Act of 2018 (H.R. 88), Rules Committee Print
The Retirement, Savings and Other Tax Relief Act of 2018 (H.R. 88)
Friday, December 7, 2018
Group Letter Supporting Frozen Pension Plan Nondiscrimination Legislation
Group Letter Supporting Frozen Pension Plan Nondiscrimination Legislation
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Benefits Briefing Presentation Slides: IRS Proposed Rule for 401(k) Hardship Distributions
Benefits Briefing Presentation Slides: IRS Proposed Rule for 401(k) Hardship Distributions
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Benefits Briefing Webinar Notice: IRS Proposed Rules for 401(k) Hardship Distributions
Benefits Briefing Webinar Notice: IRS Proposed Rules for 401(k) Hardship Distributions
Monday, December 3, 2018
The Five "Cs": Principles for Policymakers Regarding Benefits and Independent Workers
The Council's Policy Board of Directors has approved a set of principles to guide future advocacy efforts with respect to legislative and regulatory proposals addressing the independent workforce. The principles are embodied by "five Cs": choice, coverage, consistency, cooperation and creativity.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Letter to Congressional Leadership Regarding Key End-of-Year Retirement Policy Priorities
Letter to Congressional Leadership Regarding Key Retirement Policy Priorities
Thursday, November 29, 2018
IRS Notice 2018-94: ACA Employer Reporting Relief under Code Section 6055 & 6056
IRS Notice 2018-94: ACA Employer Reporting Relief under Code Section 6055 & 6056
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Results from Election Night Polling on Employee Benefit Issues
As part of our advocacy on your behalf with policymakers in Washington DC and the news media nationwide, we make frequent use of data to support our message. To supplement that advocacy activity, we sought to capture the opinions of American voters during the 2018 elections, when political and policy engagement was at its peak. The Council, on its own and as part of the Alliance to Fight the 40 – a broad-based coalition dedicated to repealing the 40 percent "Cadillac Tax" on employer-provided health coverage – worked with two different nationally recognized polling firms to collect valuable insight into Americans' attitudes about workplace benefits.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Letter to Congressional Leadership Regarding Urgent, End-of-Year Health Policy Priorities
Letter to Congressional Leadership Regarding End-of-Year Health Policy Priorities