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

CommentSep 21, 2020 - 1:00pm

Comments to DOL Regarding Registration Requirements for Pooled Plan Providers

Office of Regulatiosn and Interpretations,Employee Benefit Security AdministrationRoom N-5655U.S. Department of Labor200 Constitution Avenue NWWashington, DC 20201Re: Registration Requirements for Pooled Plan Providers, RIN 1210-AB94

ArticleSep 08, 2020 - 12:00pm

Congressional Inaction Costs Our Businesses and Our Jobs

“The most threatening issue to our company’s survival beyond 2020 may not be the pandemic, oil shocks, or civil unrest, but the failure to support and reform the multiemployer pension system.”

Letters to CongressSep 02, 2020 - 11:45am

Coalition Letter on Multiemployer Pension Crisis

September 2, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, SpeakerU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority LeaderU.S. SenateWashington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy, Minority LeaderU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. 20515

CommentAug 31, 2020 - 3:30pm

Coalition Comment Letter to Treasury and IRS re: Contribution Due Date Under CARES ACT Section 3608

Mr. Stephen TackneyDeputy Associate Chief CounselTax Exempt and Government Entities [TE/GE]Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (Employee Benefits, Exempt Organizations, and EmploymentTaxes)Internal Revenue Service1111 Constitution Ave NWWashington, DC 20224 RE: Contribution Due Date Under CARES ACT Section 360 8 Dear Mr. Tackney:

EventAug 13, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Strengthening Coverage: The Future of Employer-Sponsored Insurance

Please join us for a discussion with business and policy leaders from across the country on the evolution of the employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) market and the future of this important coverage option for 180 million Americans. During the event we will unveil new research insights into the impact of a public option or Medicare buy-in on employees’ coverage.

CommentJul 22, 2020 - 11:15am

Comments to DOL Regarding Prohibited Transactions Involving Pooled Employer Plans.

Office of Regulations and Interpretations, Employee Benefit Security AdministrationRoom N -5655U.S. Department of Labor200 Constitution Avenue NWWashington, DC 20201 Re: Prohibited Transactions Involving Pooled Employer Plans Under the SECURE Act andOther Multiple Employer Plans –RIN: 1210 –ZA28 To Whom It May Concern:

Letters to CongressJul 21, 2020 - 1:30pm

Coalition Letter on Federal Funding for COVID-19 Testing

Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Speaker Pelosi, Minority Leader Schumer and Minority LeaderMcCarthy,

Letters to CongressMay 13, 2020 - 2:30pm

Coalition Letter Regarding Single Employer Funding Relief

May 13, 2020 TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS:

CommentMay 01, 2020 - 2:30pm

Letter to OMB Supporting DOL's Proposed Rule Regarding Default Electronic Disclosure by Employee Pension Benefit Plans

The Honorable Russ VoughtActing DirectorThe Office of Management and Budget725 17 th Street, NWWashington, DC 20503 Re: Support for the DOL’s Final Rule Regarding Default Electronic Disclosureby Employee Pension Benefit Plans Under ERI SA, RIN1210 -AB90 Dear Acting Director Vought: