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

Thursday, May 26, 2022
Benefits Briefing Presentation Slides: Update on SECURE 2.0
Benefits Briefing Presentation Slides: Update on SECURE 2.0
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Council Comments to FTC Regarding the Business Practices of PBMs and Their Impact on Independent Pharmacies and Consumers
Council Comments to FTC Regarding the Business Practices of PBMs and Their Impact on Independent Pharmacies and Consumers
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Council Comment Letter to IRS Regarding Proposed Required Minimum Distribution Regulations
Council Comment Letter to IRS Regarding Proposed Required Minimum Distribution Regulations
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Council Letter to DOJ/FTC Regarding Request for Information on Merger Enforcement
Council Letter to DOJ/FTC Regarding Request for Information on Merger Enforcement
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Council Letter to Treasury/IRS Regarding Service Crediting Issue in Proposed MEP Regulations
Council Letter to Treasury/IRS Regarding Service Crediting Issue in Proposed MEP Regulations
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Efforts Related to Surprise Billing Continue
For several years and with all three branches of the federal government, the American Benefits Council has engaged in efforts to address "surprise" medical bills as a means of protecting consumers and lowering health care costs systemwide.
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Chart of Provisions in the House-Passed Securing a Strong Retirement Act (H.R. 2954), Courtesy of Davis & Harman, LLP
Chart of Provisions in the House-Passed Securing a Strong Retirement Act (H.R. 2954)
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Group Letter to EBSA Regarding Cryptocurrency Guidance
Group Letter to EBSA Regarding Cryptocurrency Guidance
Thursday, April 7, 2022
The Latest Webinar Presentation Slides: Spring Clean-Up - Legislative, Regulatory and Judicial Update
The Latest Webinar Presentation Slides: Spring Clean-Up - Legislative, Regulatory and Judicial Update
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
American Benefits Council applauds bipartisan House passage of important retirement policy legislation
WASHINGTON, DC – "To provide long-term financial security for working Americans, the laws relating to retirement policy need to be as durable and reliable as retirement plans themselves. That is why retirement legislation has historically been an oasis of bipartisanship in Washington, DC," said Lynn Dudley, senior vice president, global retirement and compensation policy.
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Summary of Treasury/IRS Proposed Regulations Implementing 'One Bad Apple' Relief for MEPs
On March 28, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published proposed regulations providing relief from the "unified plan rule" (or "one bad apple rule") applicable to multiple employer plans (MEPs), as provided under the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019.
Monday, March 28, 2022
Growing Retirement Plans
Growing Retirement Plans
Monday, March 14, 2022
Summary of IRS Proposed Rules on Required Minimum Distributions from Retirement Plans (Courtesy of Davis and Harman, LLP)
Summary of IRS Proposed Rules on Required Minimum Distributions from Retirement Plans
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Benefits Briefing Presentation Slides: Mental Health Parity Update
Benefits Briefing Presentation Slides: Mental Health Parity Update
Friday, March 4, 2022
Council Letter to Healthy Future Task Force Modernization Subcommittee
In response to a recent request for information on how best to modernize the nation's health care system, the American Benefits Council offered a set of policy recommendations for expanding telehealth services.
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Benefits Briefing Presentation Slides: Update on Benefits Litigation
Benefits Briefing Presentation Slides: Update on Benefits Litigation
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Council Submission for the Hearing Record in the House Education and Labor HELP Subcommittee on Improving Retirement Security and Access to Mental Health Benefits
In a written statement filed for the record of a March 1 congressional hearing, the American Benefits Council offered a series of recommendations on various policy matters currently under active consideration by federal lawmakers: bipartisan retirement policy reform and mental health parity.
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
State- and City-Based Retirement Programs that Could Result in Mandates Imposed on Current Plan Sponsors (Courtesy of Davis & Harman LLP)
State-run and City-run Retirement Programs that Could Result in Mandates Imposed on Current Plan Sponsors
Friday, February 18, 2022
Council Amicus Brief with 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in ERIC v. Seattle
The American Benefits Council emphasized the critical importance of ERISA preemption in an amicus ("friend of the court") brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on February 18, recommending that the high court consider a case arising from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Friday, February 4, 2022
Council Comments to IRS on Proposed Regulations Regarding Information Reporting of Health Insurance Coverage
Council Comments to IRS on Proposed Regulations Regarding Information Reporting of Health Insurance Coverage