Employee Benefits Committee

This committee focuses on all employee benefit issues: health care, pension and retirement plans, and other employer-provided benefits, as well as public programs such as Social Security and Medicare.

This committee focuses on all employee benefit issues: health care, pension and retirement plans, and other employer-provided benefits, as well as public programs such as Social Security and Medicare.  The committee has a Retirement Plans Subcommittee, a Healthcare Regulatory Task Force, and Health Insurer Council, which consider these issues in more detail than the full committee.

Recent Activity

CommentApr 23, 2021 - 1:00pm

Comments to IRS on Permanent Relief for Remote Witnessing Procedures

Internal Revenue Service Attn: CC:PA:LPD:PR (Notice 2021-03) Room 5203

CommentApr 19, 2021 - 1:00pm

Joint Comment Letter to IRS on Notice 2020-42, Remote Notarization

Internal Revenue Service Attn: CC:PA:LPD:PR (Notice 2021-03) Room 5203 P.O. Box 7604

CommentMar 26, 2021 - 1:30pm

Comments to PBGC on Special Financial Assistance Program for Financially Troubled Multiemployer Plans

The Honorable Gordon Hartogensis Director Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 1200 K St NW

Letters to CongressMar 02, 2021 - 12:30pm

Employers' Letter of Support for the Multiemployer Pension Relief Provisions

The Honorable Charles E. Schumer                                       The Honorable Mitch McConnell

CommentFeb 01, 2021 - 12:15pm

Comments to the IRS ON Relief Related to Health Coverage Reporting Required by Sections 6055 and 6056

Internal Revenue ServiceAttn: CC:PA:LPD:PR (Notice 2020 -76) Room 5203P.O. Box 7604Ben Franklin StationWashington, D.C. 20044 RE: Notice 2020 -76 Transition Relief Related to Health Coverage Reporting Required bySections 6055 and 6056 for 2020 To Whom It May Concern:

CommentJan 27, 2021 - 5:00pm

Comments to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on the Most Favored Nation Interim Final Rule

January 26, 2021 Submitted Electronically Via Federal Rulemaking Portal: www.regulations.govAttention: CMS -5528 -IFCCenters for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesDepartment of Health and Human ServicesP.O. Box 8013Baltimore , MD 21244 -8013 RE: Most Favored Nations (MFN); Interim Final Rule

ArticleNov 18, 2020 - 3:15pm

Together We Are Stronger

Although short in length, Section 3608 of the CARES Act is a powerful tool for employers that sponsor defined benefit pension plans. Congress recognized that in these uncertain times, employers were facing a dilemma: make pension contributions (for obligations that won’t be due in years) or make payroll and other short term costs.

Issue BriefOct 14, 2020 - 11:30am

CRS Report: Policy Options for Multiemployer Defined Benefit Pension Plans

On October 14th, the Congressional Research Service released a report regarding policy options for multiemployer defined benefit plans. Please use the link above to read the full report. 

CommentOct 01, 2020 - 3:30pm

Coalition Letter to Treasury & IRS on Remote Notarization

Edward KillenActing CommissionerTax Exempt and Governmental Entities Division999 N. Capitol Street, NWWashington, DC 20224 Carol WeiserBenefits Tax CounselU.S. Department of the Treasury1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20220

EventSep 28, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Erasing the Stigma

Erasing the Stigma: Ending the Opioid Epidemic

Please join us for a convening of government and private sector stakeholders to share public-private strategic solutions to end the addiction crisis.