Employee Benefits Committee | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Employee Benefits Committee

This committee develops Chamber policy recommendations 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 oversees the Chamber's response to employee benefit legislation pending before all congressional committees of jurisdiction as well as regulatory initiatives before administrative agencies.  The committee has a Retirement Plans Subcommittee, which works on those issues in more technical detail than the full committee.

Recent Activity

CommentAug 25, 2017 - 2:45am

Comments to PBGC on Regulatory Planning and Review of Existing Regulations

On August 25, 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted comments to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation in response to the agency's request for information on Regulatory Planning and Review of Existing Regulations.

CommentAug 16, 2017 - 3:00pm

Comments to EBSA on the Fiduciary Rule

On August 16, 2017 the Chamber submitted comments to the Employee Benefits Security Administration in response to the agency's Request for Information on the Fiduciary Rule. The comments outline the effects of the Fiduciary Rule and highlight recommended changes necessary to protect the interest of retirement investors.   

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 5:00pm

Two Things Congress Could Do to Stabilize the Insurance Market & Limit Premium Increases

On August 3, 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent this white paper to all members of Congress in regard to cost sharing reduction payments and the health insurance tax.

CommentAug 15, 2017 - 2:00pm

Comment Letter to American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Requesting Extension of Comment Deadline to the Exposure Draft

On August 15, 2017 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted a comment letter to request an extension of the comment period for the Exposure Draft on the proposed Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS), Forming an Opinion and Reporting on Financial Statements of Employee Benefit Plans Subject to ERISA (Exposure Draft) issued April 20, 2017 by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

CommentAug 11, 2017 - 1:30pm

Comments to PBGC on Fiscal Year 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

On August 11, 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted comments in response to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's request for feedback on the draft Fiscal Year 2018-2022 Strategic Plan. 

CommentJul 31, 2017 - 2:15pm

Comments to Treasury on Executive Orders 13771 and 13777, Review of Regulations

On July 31, 2017 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Treasury in response to the agency's request for information regarding the Review of Regulations, generally, and on recommendations for Treasury Department regulations that can be eliminated, modified or streamlined in order to reduce burdens, specifically.   

LetterJul 18, 2017 - 5:00pm

Joint Letter to Congress Supporting H.R. 2030, the Savings Enhancement by Alleviating Leakage in 401(k) Savings Act

On July 18, 2017, the Chamber, along with several trade associations sent this letter to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of H.R.

LetterJul 17, 2017 - 5:30pm

Comment Letter to Chairman Hatch on Tax Reform Recommendations

On July 17, 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted this letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch in response to his June 16, 2017 letter that requested feeback from industry stakeholders on comprehensive tax reform. 

LetterJul 12, 2017 - 5:00pm

Letter to Chairman Huizenga and Ranking Member Maloney on the Fiduciary Duty Rule

On July 12, 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent this letter to the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities and Investment Chairman Bill Huizenga and Ranking Member Carolyn Maloney.