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

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Intel v. Sulyma
U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Intel v. Sulyma
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Winter 2020 Board of Directors Meeting: Legislative and Regulatory Update: Presentation Slides
Winter 2020 Board of Directors Meeting: Legislative and Regulatory Update: Presentation Slides
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Consumer Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills Act (H.R. 5826), As Considered by House Ways and Means Committee
Consumer Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills Act (H.R. 5826), As Considered by House Ways and Means Committee
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Ban Surprise Billing Act (H.R. 5800), As Considered by House Education and Labor Committee
Ban Surprise Billing Act (H.R. 5800), As Considered by House Education and Labor Committee
Monday, February 10, 2020
Council Letter to House Ways and Means Committee Regarding the Consumer Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills Act
Council Letter to House Ways and Means Committee Regarding the Consumer Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills Act
Monday, February 10, 2020
Council Letter to House Education and Labor Committee Regarding the Ban Surprise Billing Act
Council Letter to House Education and Labor Committee Regarding the Ban Surprise Billing Act
Friday, February 7, 2020
Group Letter to House Ways and Means Committee Regarding Surprise Billing Proposal
Group Letter to House Ways and Means Committee Regarding Surprise Billing Proposal
Thursday, February 6, 2020
HHS Proposed Regulations: Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2021
HHS Proposed Regulations: Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2021
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Council Letter Outlining Recommendations for Pooled Employer Plans under SECURE Act to to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) on February 6, 2020
Council Letter Outlining Recommendations for Pooled Employer Plans under SECURE Act to to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) on February 6, 2020
Friday, January 31, 2020
2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates Retirement & Tax Proposals (Iowa Caucus Edition)
2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates Retirement & Tax Proposals (Iowa Caucus Edition)
Friday, January 31, 2020
Benefits Briefing Webinar Presentation Slides: State and Local Paid Leave, Today and Beyond
Benefits Briefing Webinar Presentation Slides: State and Local Paid Leave, Today and Beyond
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Council Letter to Trump Administration Regarding Transparency in Coverage Proposed Regulations
WASHINGTON, DC – In written comments filed on January 29, the American Benefits Council applauded the Trump Administration for "taking steps intended to increase price transparency in order to reduce health care costs" and offered a number of recommendations to mitigate "the increased burden and liability imposed by certain aspects of the proposed regulations on employer plans."
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Council Comments on Increased price transparency has potential to lower health costs, increase value for consumers
Council comments on health care regulatory proposal Increased price transparency has potential to lower health care costs, increase value for consumers WASHINGTON, DC – In written comments filed on January 29, the American Benefits Council applauded the Trump Administration for "taking steps intended to increase price transparency in order to reduce health care costs" and offered a number of recommendations to mitigate "the increased burden and liability imposed by certain aspects of the proposed regulations on employer plans."
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Council Statement for the House Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Legislative Proposals for Paid Family and Medical Leave
Council Statement for the House Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Legislative Proposals for Paid Family and Medical Leave
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Council Amicus Brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Petition for a Writ of Certiorari in University of Pennsylvania v. Sweda
American Benefits Council amicus brief supporting petitioners request for a writ of certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in University of Pennsylvania v. Sweda. This amicus brief was filed on January 17, 2020 with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Friday, January 17, 2020
Council Letter to Treasury/IRS Requesting Guidance on SECURE Act Provisions
Council Letter to Treasury/IRS Requesting Guidance on SECURE Act Provisions
Friday, January 17, 2020
Benefits Briefing Presentation Slides: Enactment of the SECURE Act: Effects and Implementation
Benefits Briefing Presentation Slides: Enactment of the SECURE Act: Effects and Implementation
Friday, January 10, 2020
Webinar Presentation Slides: Defined Benefit Plan Issues: Pension Funding Stabilization & PBGC Premiums
Webinar Presentation Slides: Defined Benefit Plan Issues: Pension Funding Stabilization & PBGC Premiums
Monday, January 6, 2020
Defined Benefit Pension Funding and Premium Issues
At the request of several member companies, the American Benefits Council formed the Stable Pension Funding Coalition in the fall of 2019. The coalition seeks the enactment of legislation that would provide a multi-year deferral of the widening of the stabilized interest rate corridor and enhancements to that corridor. We are also advocating a longer amortization period for significant legacy pension liabilities (based on an appropriate metric, such as liabilities exceeding a percentage of payroll for covered employees).
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
2019 Annual Report of the Participant and Plan Sponsor Advocate
2019 Annual Report of the Participant and Plan Sponsor Advocate