Press Release Archive — 2008

Council commends Senate on passage of pension relief
December 11, 2008

Council applauds House passage of pension relief
December 11, 2008

Council reacts to Democratic presidential, congressional victories
November 5, 2008

Council's 10-point plan aids retirement savings, promotes economic recovery, protects jobs
October 29, 2008

Council outlines 10-point plan to address challenges threatening employer-sponsored retirement plans
October 22, 2008

Council to unveil plan to address retirement security concerns created by current economic turmoil at Wednesday, October 22, media briefing
October 20, 2008

Council: employer-sponsored retirement system designed to weather economic challenges
October 7, 2008

Council available to comment on employee benefits provisions of economic rescue bill
October 3, 2008

Ninth circuit ERISA decision threatens health care coverage for millions of American workers
September 30, 2008

Council recommends new, tax-favored approaches to address decline in retiree health coverage
September 23, 2008

Council applauds mental health parity agreement
September 23, 2008

Council available to comment on Senate hearing, principles for retirement plan fee disclosure
September 17, 2008

Miller & Chevalier and the American Benefits Council announce results of corporate health care policy survey
September 15, 2008

Council tells DOL panel: participant education essential to addressing 'decumulation' problem
September 10, 2008

Council describes for DOL panel the importance of "win-win" flexible retirement programs
September 9, 2008

Council: IRS must address critical transition issues in proposed minimum required funding regulations
August 4, 2008

DOL proposed disclosure regulations represent practical, straightforward approach to retirement plan fees
July 22, 2008

Council staff available to comment on retirement savings hearing in Senate Aging Committee
July 15, 2008

Survey: employee retirement brings new challenges
July 10, 2008

Council testifies before IRS: proposed hybrid plan regulations should provide more clarity, flexibility
June 6, 2008

Accurate revenue estimates needed for retirement policy
June 3, 2008

Council testifies before IRS: asset smoothing critical for defined benefit plan sponsors
May 29, 2008

San Francisco case represents threat to ERISA; preemption standard essential for plan sponsors
April 15, 2008

Rep. Boustany, American Benefits Council to brief media on San Francisco health plan case, implications for ERISA preemption law in advance of appeals court hearing
April 11, 2008

Council emphasizes importance of ERISA, urges court to strike down San Francisco law
March 31, 2008

Council recommends numerous changes to proposed plan fee disclosure regulations
March 31, 2008

Council applauds end of AARP v. EEOC legal battle
March 24, 2008

House mental health "parity" bill treats behavioral conditions differently than other medical and surgical services
March 4, 2008

Council applauds new PBGC investment strategy
February 19, 2008

Council staff available to comment on State of the Union health, tax and entitlement proposals
January 28, 2008