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

Friday, January 15, 2021
Official Summary of the American Rescue Plan
Official Summary of the American Rescue Plan
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Webinar Presentation Slides: The Latest on the 117th Congress
Webinar Presentation Slides: The Latest on the 117th Congress
Friday, January 8, 2021
Summary of Council Materials to Prepare You for the New Year
Now that the composition of the U.S. Senate has been determined, it is clear that Democrats will control the White House and Congress, albeit by narrow margins in both the Senate and House of Representatives. To assist you we are providing an executive summary of important documents the Council released at the end of 2020, which will supplement your strategy and compliance for this year as a new Congress and new administration take control. Some of these materials also highlight several resources and services provided at no additional charge to all Council members, which we encourage you to use throughout the coming year.
Friday, January 8, 2021
EEOC Proposed Regulations Regarding Wellness Programs and GINA
EEOC Proposed Regulations Regarding Wellness Programs and GINA
Friday, January 8, 2021
EEOC Proposed Regulations Regarding Wellness Programs and the ADA
EEOC Proposed Regulations Regarding Wellness Programs and the ADA
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Council Letter to PBGC Regarding Missing Participants Guidance
Council Letter to PBGC Regarding Missing Participants Guidance
Monday, January 4, 2021
Comparison of Retirement Security and Savings Act (S. 1431, 116th Congress) and Securing a Strong Retirement Act (H.R. 8696, 116th Congress), Courtesy of Davis & Harman LLP
Comparison of Retirement Security and Savings Act (S. 1431, 116th Congress) and Securing a Strong Retirement Act (H.R. 8696, 116th Congress)
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
IRS Notice 2021-03: Extension of Temporary Relief from the Physical Presence Requirement for Spousal Consents Under Qualified Retirement Plans
Extension of Temporary Relief from the Physical Presence Requirement for Spousal Consents Under Qualified Retirement Plans
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
In Case You Missed It: FSA Relief Included in Year-End Legislation; Employers May Wish to Consider Changes Before Year End
In Case You Missed It: FSA Relief Included in Year-End Legislation; Employers May Wish to Consider Changes Before Year End
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Benefits Briefing Presentation Slides: Preparing for a COVID-19 Vaccine
Benefits Briefing Presentation Slides: Preparing for a COVID-19 Vaccine
Friday, December 11, 2020
Summary of Final Transparency Regulations under ACA Section 2715A
Summary of Final Transparency Regulations under ACA Section 2715A
Thursday, December 10, 2020
U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Rutledge v. PCMA
U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Rutledge v. PCMA
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Supreme Court ERISA decision raises serious concerns about employers' ability to provide uniform benefits
WASHINGTON, DC –"Major U.S. companies operating nationwide seek to provide uniform, consistent benefits to their workforce. The ability to do so may be much more challenging in the wake of today's U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Rutledge v. PCMA," American Benefits Council President James A. Klein said today.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Broad, bipartisan consensus on retirement policy underscores shared goals, urgency of action
WASHINGTON, DC – "Stakeholders of every stripe and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree that individuals' financial security in retirement is a key measure of national prosperity, and by and large they agree on how to get there," Lynn Dudley, American Benefits Council senior vice president, global retirement and compensation policy, said today. "As the Senate Finance Committee investigates challenges to American retirement security, we urge lawmakers to advance reforms that build on the employer-sponsored benefits system."
Monday, December 7, 2020
Employer/Purchaser Organization Recommendations for COVID Relief Legislation
Employer/Purchaser Organization Recommendations for COVID Relief Legislation
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Benefits Briefing Presentation Slides: A Deep Dive on Bipartisan Retirement Legislation
Benefits Briefing Presentation Slides: A Deep Dive on Bipartisan Retirement Legislation
Friday, November 20, 2020
Benefits Briefing Webinar Presentation: COVID-19 Vaccine Issues for Employers
Benefits Briefing Webinar Presentation: COVID-19 Vaccine Issues for Employers
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Letter to Congress: Single-Employer Pension Funding Stabilization Urgently Needed
Letter to Congress: Single-Employer Pension Funding Stabilization Urgently Needed
Monday, November 16, 2020
Benefits Passport Webinar Presentation: Pan-European and Cross-Border Pensions
Benefits Passport Webinar Presentation: Pan-European and Cross-Border Pensions
Monday, November 16, 2020
IRS Notice 2020-82: 1 Implementation of the CARES Act Extended January 1, 2021, Due Date for Contributions to Defined Benefit Plans
IRS Notice 2020-82: 1 Implementation of the CARES Act Extended January 1, 2021, Due Date for Contributions to Defined Benefit Plans