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

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Benefits Briefing Presentation Slides: Previewing the 2020 Election – Policy Polling Trends & Election Results Challenges
Previewing the 2020 Election – Policy Polling Trends & Election Results Challenges
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Group Letter to DOL/EBSA, Treasury, IRS and PBGC Regarding Due Date for Pension Contributions
Group Letter to DOL/EBSA, Treasury, IRS and PBGC Regarding Due Date for Pension Contributions
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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, October 9, 2020
Council Amicus Brief with Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Bafford v. Northrop Grumman
Council Amicus Brief with Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Bafford v. Northrop Grumman
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Council Letter to Senate Leadership Urging Defined Benefit Funding Stabilization
Council Letter to Senate Leadership Urging Defined Benefit Funding Stabilization
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Group Letter to Congressional Leadership Urging Inclusion of COBRA Subsidies in Pandemic Relief Bill
Group Letter to Congressional Leadership Urging Inclusion of COBRA Subsidies in Pandemic Relief Bill
Thursday, September 24, 2020
COBRA health plan support desperately needed: Council strongly endorses Worker Health Coverage Protection Act
WASHINGTON, DC – "Employer-sponsored health care coverage isn't just the coverage people like and want to keep – for many, it is the last line of defense in a public health crisis," American Benefits Council President James A. Klein said today. "That is why we call upon Congress to move quickly on the Worker Health Coverage Protection Act."
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Survey Results: COVID-19 Impact on Coverage in the Commercial Market
Survey Results: COVID-19 Impact on Coverage in the Commercial Market
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Statement of Principles on Paid Leave
Statement of Principles on Paid Leave
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Council Letter to HHS Regarding Good Guidance Practices
Council Letter to HHS Regarding Good Guidance Practices
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
The Latest Webinar Presentation Slides: Legislative, Regulatory and Judicial Update
The Latest Webinar Presentation Slides: Legislative, Regulatory and Judicial Update
Monday, September 14, 2020
The Companies Themselves Speak: The Pandemic Has Led Directly to the Single-Employer Funding Crisis, Placing Jobs at Risk
The Companies Themselves Speak: The Pandemic Has Led Directly to the Single-Employer Funding Crisis, Placing Jobs at Risk
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Section-by-Section Summary of IRS Guidance on SECURE Act Retirement Plan Issues
On September 2, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2020-68, providing guidance on certain provisions of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019 and the Bipartisan American Miners Act of 2019 (the "Miners Act").
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Summary of DOL Final Regulations on Agency Subregulatory Guidance Documents
On August 28, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule establishing new policies and requirements for DOL agencies when issuing, modifying, withdrawing and using "guidance documents." For this purpose, the term "guidance document" generally means any subregulatory guidance or interpretations that are made available by DOL to the public. Guidance documents do not include regulations that are promulgated in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act's (APA) notice and comment requirements.
Friday, September 4, 2020
Summary of DOL/EBSA Proposed Regulations on Proxy Voting and Exercise of Shareholder Rights
Summary of DOL/EBSA Proposed Regulations on Proxy Voting and Exercise of Shareholder Rights
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Benefits Briefing Presentation Slides: Understanding the New Lifetime Income Disclosure Rules
Benefits Briefing Presentation Slides: Understanding the New Lifetime Income Disclosure Rules
Monday, August 24, 2020
Summary of Proposed DOL Registration Requirements for Pooled Plan Providers
Summary of Proposed DOL Registration Requirements for Pooled Plan Providers
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Detailed Summary of DOL Interim Final Rule Implementing SECURE Act Requirements (courtesy of Davis & Harman LLP)
Detailed Summary of DOL Interim Final Rule Implementing SECURE Act Requirements (courtesy of Davis & Harman LLP)
Monday, August 17, 2020
Council Amicus Brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Petition for a Writ of Certiorari in PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PwC) v. Laurent trial
Council Amicus Brief before U.S. United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Requesting Certiorari in PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PwC) v. Laurent trial
Monday, August 10, 2020
Council Comments to IRS on Proposed Regulations Regarding Certain Medical Care (Direct Primary Care) Arrangements
On August 10 the American Benefits Council submitted written comments on proposed regulations by the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding direct primary care (DPC) arrangements. The Council's comments express support for DPC arrangements, identifies barriers to DPC arrangements and requests clarification on the interaction of DPC arrangements and account-based plans.