Latest News Releases

Below is a list of the American Benefit Council's most recent press releases. You may also browse through press releases on the individual issue pages, located in the left frame, or by using the search function. If you have any questions, or would like to reach a Council staff member for comment, please contact the Director of Communications via our Staff page.

American Benefits Council statement on GOP health proposal
March 6, 2017

Consistent federal policy and regulatory framework vital for workplace wellness programs
March 1, 2017

Effort to tax employee health benefits driven by economic myths
February 28, 2017

Health care reform checklist: how to protect the health benefits of 177 million Americans
February 27, 2017

Council announces election of new board chair, officers
February 21, 2017

Council warns against legislation that would tax employees� health insurance
February 13, 2017

Council urges Trump Administration to minimize burdensome ACA employer reporting requirements
February 7, 2017

Nationwide poll reveals: Voters reject ACA replacement proposals that would tax employer-sponsored health benefits
February 6, 2017

Nationwide poll reveals: Voters favor repeal of 'Cadillac Tax' by 2-to-1 margin, remain deeply skeptical about supposed benefits
January 31, 2017

Council lauds 'Cadillac tax' repeal bills for continued bipartisan, bicameral support to protect employer-sponsored health coverage
January 24, 2017

Alliance to Fight the 40 News Release: Alliance Applauds Reintroduction of Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Workers' Health Benefits
January 10, 2017

Council suggests more flexible determination letter process, expansion of private letter rulings program
December 15, 2016

Council urges withdrawal of Form 5500 revisions
December 5, 2016

Council sees opportunity in lame-duck session to improve employees' retirement security
November 17, 2016

Proceed with caution: action to address PBGC deficit must protect single-employer pension plans
November 16, 2016

Council President James A. Klein's memo to members: policy priorities will need to overcome partisan conflict
November 10, 2016

Retirement savings bill approved by Senate committee includes several important Council recommendations
September 22, 2016

Council commends IRS extension of relief for frozen defined benefit pensions, urges permanent, comprehensive fix to help workers, employers
September 19, 2016

American Benefits Institute, AonHewitt survey shows multinational companies increasing control of global benefits programs
August 1, 2016

Council lauds Senate measure moving PBGC premiums off-budget
July 15, 2016

Council applauds introduction of legislation to increase access to chronic disease treatment
July 7, 2016

Council hires new communications associate
June 27, 2016

Statement on House GOP tax reform plan: Council urges continued support of employer-sponsored retirement and health benefits
June 24, 2016

Council statement on House GOP health reform plan
June 22, 2016

Open MEP arrangements show real promise for improving retirement coverage
June 21, 2016

Council commends Bipartisan Policy Center retirement report�s search for common ground, practical solutions
June 9, 2016

Council offers proposals to promote lifetime participation in employer retirement plans
June 8, 2016

Council applauds PBGC proposed rule reducing late payment penalties
April 29, 2016

Employer innovations in health care coverage rely on regulatory flexibility, smart tax policy
April 14, 2016

DOL fiduciary rule presents improvements, concerns
April 6, 2016

Nationwide poll shows voter support for lawmakers who vote to repeal 'Cadillac Tax,' strong skepticism of proponents' claims
March 23, 2016

Council Elects New Officers and Board Members, Reports Continued Membership Growth
March 2, 2016

Council applauds Supreme Court decision in Gobeille ERISA preemption case
March 1, 2016

Council lauds parts of President's retirement agenda, criticizes so-called 'Cadillac Tax' fix
February 9, 2016

Council urges Senate Finance Committee to build on success of employer-sponsored retirement system
January 28, 2016

Council available to comment on State of the Union address
January 12, 2016

Council applauds IRS for issuance of ACA employer reporting relief
December 27, 2015

House, Senate delay of health care 'Cadillac Tax' a critical first step toward full repeal
December 18, 2015

Council applauds House approval of provision to delay 'Cadillac Tax,' urges Senate to follow suit
December 18, 2015

Council urges Congress to pass "Cadillac Tax" delay included as part of year-end legislation
December 16, 2015

PBGC deficit no excuse for higher premiums
November 17, 2015

Council: Congress must stop further PBGC premium increases
November 13, 2015

Pensions should not be used as a 'piggy bank' - Budget deal raises pension premiums without regard for sound policy
October 28, 2015

Council continues to advocate repeal of 'Cadillac Tax' as momentum builds on Capitol Hill, campaign trail
September 29, 2015

Council commends introduction of newest legislation to repeal 'Cadillac Tax' on employee health coverage
September 24, 2015

Heller bill to repeal 40 percent 'Cadillac tax' critical for preservation of employer-sponsored health benefits
September 17, 2015

Proposed fiduciary liability rules seems at odds with plan sponsor efforts to engage participants and encourage educated choices
August 13, 2015

Business and Employee Groups, Public and Private Sector Join Forces to Repeal the 40 Percent Tax on Health Benefits aka "Cadillac Tax"
July 28, 2015

Action still needed even with court's decision: Employer health plan sponsors urge Congress to amend PPACA, secure workers' well-being
June 25, 2015

Employer health plan sponsors urge swift action to improve PPACA, workers' well-being
June 17, 2015

Council testifies for ERISA Advisory Council: Flexibility key for employers providing pension de-risking disclosure
May 28, 2015

Bipartisan Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act would help preserve employer-sponsored health coverage
April 28, 2015

Successful employer-sponsored retirement plan coverage built on vital tax incentives
April 15, 2015

If 40 percent excise tax cannot be repealed, Treasury must take steps to reduce impact
April 14, 2015

Employer health plan sponsors urge measures to reduce financial, administrative burdens
April 14, 2015

Employer sponsorship of wellness programs depends on continued congressional support
March 24, 2015

Council announces new officers, executive board members
March 12, 2015

Employer-sponsored wellness plans essential for achieving healthy communities, economy
January 29, 2015

Council available to comment on State of the Union address
January 20, 2015

President's retirement proposals send mixed message
January 19, 2015

Changing 'full-time work' definition under PPACA just one needed improvement
January 7, 2015

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