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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, October 19, 2018
Benefits Briefing Presentation Slides: The Global Retirement Challenge
Benefits Briefing Presentation Slides: The Global Retirement Challenge
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Highlights of American Benefits Legacy: The Unique Value of Employer Sponsorship
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "The American Benefits Council is proud to release American Benefits Legacy, a report that is both a thorough accounting of America's employer-sponsored health and retirement benefits system and a validation of the Council's mission to preserve it," Council President James A. Klein said today.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
American Benefits Legacy: The Unique Value of Employer Sponsorship
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "The American Benefits Council is proud to release American Benefits Legacy, a report that is both a thorough accounting of America's employer-sponsored health and retirement benefits system and a validation of the Council's mission to preserve it," Council President James A. Klein said today.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Unveiling 'American Benefits Legacy'
We are pleased to unveil American Benefits Legacy, a comprehensive report that profiles the extraordinary positive difference that you, and the organizations for whom you work, make in the lives of millions of Americans. In addition to being a valuable tool in the Council's public policy advocacy, we think you will find the report useful within your own organizations to further illuminate the value of employer-sponsored benefits.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
'American Benefits Legacy' unveiled: Council report details immense value of employer-provided health, retirement benefits
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "The American Benefits Council is proud to release American Benefits Legacy, a report that is both a thorough accounting of America's employer-sponsored health and retirement benefits system and a validation of the Council's mission to preserve it," Council President James A. Klein said today.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Council commends SEC commissioner's call for working group on retirement security
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "We commend Securities and Exchange Commission Commissioner Kara Stein's recommendation for a presidential working group on retirement security, which would bring much-needed attention to this critical issue," American Benefits Council President James A. Klein said today.
Monday, October 15, 2018
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)
Monday, October 15, 2018
State-Run Retirement Arrangements That Could Result in Mandates Imposed on Current Plan Sponsors (Courtesy of Davis & Harman LLP)
State-Run Retirement Arrangements That Could Result in Mandates Imposed on Current Plan Sponsors
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Webinar Notice: Global Benefits Webcast (with The Conference Board): Global Plan Governance & the Multinational Employer: Identifying and Limiting Risk Exposure
This session will explain the core considerations in deciding upon a global plan governance policy, identify emerging areas of risk and consider how a global governance structure can help in limiting such risk.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Summary of the Family Savings Act (H.R. 6757), as Approved by House (Courtesy of Davis & Harman LLP)
Summary of the Family Savings Act (H.R. 6757)
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Council commends House lawmakers for attention to retirement savings policy
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a letter to Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the Council recognized the chamber's thoughtful attention to retirement savings policy. Today, the full House approved the Family Savings Act (H.R. 6757), a bill with numerous provisions affecting employer-sponsored retirement savings plans.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Council Letter to House Leadership Regarding Family Savings Act (H.R. 6757)
The American Benefits Council (Council) commends the House of Representatives for recognizing the importance of retirement savings through employer-sponsored retirement plans. The Family Savings Act of 2018 (H.R. 6757) includes provisions that are very important to protecting and improving personal financial security. However, the bill is missing valuable bipartisan, bicameral proposals that would further enhance this goal and we hope those measures will be included as the legislative process moves forward.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Council Letter of Support for the Substance Use–Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6).
The American Benefits Council (the Council) supports the Substance Use–Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6). We urge Congress to approve this measure as an important step toward addressing the nation's opioid addiction crisis.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Substance Use–Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6), Conference Agreement
Bicameral agreement on opioid legislation has been reached by U.S. House of Representatives and Senate negotiators, clearing the way for both houses to approve the measure and send it to President Trump's desk for his signature. The final bill does not include a harmful revenue-raising provision opposed by the Council.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Concerns Regarding the PBGC Premium Study In the Family Savings Act (H.R. 6757)
Concerns Regarding the PBGC Premium Study In the Family Savings Act of 2018
Monday, September 24, 2018
Council Letter to SEC Regarding Concept Release on Compensatory Offerings and Sales
Council Letter to SEC Regarding Concept Release on Compensatory Offerings and Sales
Friday, September 21, 2018
Benefits Briefing Webinar Presentation Slides: Company Stock as a Retirement Plan Investment
Benefits Briefing Webinar Presentation Slides: Company Stock as a Retirement Plan Investment
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Council Letter to House Leadership Urging Support for the Save American Workers Act (H.R. 3798)
On behalf of the American Benefits Council (the Council), I am writing today to express support for the Save American Workers Act (H.R. 3798). We urge the U.S. House of Representatives to approve this measure as an important step toward strengthening the employer-provided health coverage system, upon which 178 million Americans rely today.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Description of Family Savings Act of 2018 (HR 6757)
Description of Family Savings Act of 2018 (HR 6757)
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Council Letter to House Ways and Means Committee Leaders Regarding the Family Savings Act (H.R. 6757)
I am writing on behalf of the American Benefits Council (Council) to offer assistance with respect to the Family Savings Act of 2018 (H.R. 6757). The measure includes some very valuable provisions. There are also a number of non-controversial bipartisan bicameral proposals that should be added and other provisions to be modified to strengthen retirement security.