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

Saturday, August 6, 2022
Prescription drug provision in budget bill shifts costs to employers, workers, families
WASHINGTON, DC – "Employers are deeply concerned about prescription drug costs, which is why the Council has called on Congress to take bold legislative action to lower prices and increase transparency," American Benefits Council Senior Vice President, Health Policy, Ilyse Schuman said today. "Unfortunately, legislation that lowers prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries – while important – is no solution if it results in higher costs for the 177 million Americans with employer-sponsored health insurance."
Friday, August 5, 2022
Summary of IRS Notice 2022-33: Extension of Certain Retirement Plan Deadlines
Summary of IRS Notice 2022-33: Extension of Certain Retirement Plan Deadlines
Monday, August 1, 2022
Summary of DOL Proposed Amendment to QPAM Exemption Affecting Investment Managers
Summary of DOL Proposed Amendment to QPAM Exemption Affecting Investment Managers
Monday, July 25, 2022
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)
Friday, July 22, 2022
Council Letter to OIRA Regarding PEP Service Crediting Issue
Council Letter to OIRA Regarding PEP Service Crediting Issue
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Health Equity Report: Race and Ethnicity Data Collection (via Urban Institute)
The American Benefits Council teamed with the Urban Institute and the Deloitte Health Equity Institute to prepare and release a report describing how health equity can be advanced through improved collection and sharing of race and ethnicity data.
Monday, July 18, 2022
Council's Comments to Colorado on their Secure Savings Program's Proposed Rules
Council's Comments to Colorado on their Secure Savings Program's Proposed Rules
Friday, July 15, 2022
Chart Comparing SECURE 2.0 Bipartisan Retirement Bills
Chart Comparing SECURE 2.0 Bipartisan Retirement Bills
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Extension of SECURE Act Deadline for Amending Plans and IRAs Needed Now
Many plans and IRAs are generally facing a 12/31/22 deadline for amending their governing documents to comply with the SECURE Act. Without a prompt extension of this deadline, many plans and IRAs may need to be amended multiple times in the next few years, which would be contrary to the laudable efforts on the Hill to avoid this result in SECURE 2.0.
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Council Letter to House Opposing Provisions of Mental Health Matters Act
Council Letter to House Opposing Provisions of Mental Health Matters Act
Friday, June 24, 2022
Council serving as resource for employers, media regarding Supreme Court abortion decision
WASHINGTON, DC – The American Benefits Council is available to discuss the potential impact of today's U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Benefits Briefing Presentation Slides: Paying for Value in Health Care Starts with Understanding Quality
Benefits Briefing Presentation Slides: Paying for Value in Health Care Starts with Understanding Quality
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Council Letter to Senate Finance Committee in Support of EARN Act
Council Letter to Senate Finance Committee in Support of EARN Act
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Council Letter to House Leadership in Support of the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act (H.R. 7666)
Council Letter to House Leadership in Support of the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act (H.R. 7666)
Monday, June 20, 2022
Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2023 Rates
Council comment letter submitted to HHS and CMS regarding RIN 0938-AU84 on June 17m 2022.
Monday, June 13, 2022
Coalition letter in support of the Senate HELP Committee's RISE and SHINE Act (S. 4353)
This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on S. 4353, the Retirement Improvement and Savings Enhancement to Supplement Healthy Investments for the Nest Egg Act (RISE and SHINE Act) on June 13, 2022.
Saturday, June 11, 2022
Benefits Briefing Presentation: Abortion-Related Support – Considerations for Employers
Presentation slides for the Benefits Briefing Webinar: Abortion-Related Support -- Considerations for Employers
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Benefits Briefing Presentation: Preparing for the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Benefits Briefing Presentation: Preparing for the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Brief Summary of the Discussion Draft of the Senate HELP Committee RISE and SHINE Act
Brief Summary of the Discussion Draft of the RISE and SHINE Act
Tuesday, May 31, 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