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Retirement and Pension

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 8:00pm

Priorities

Businesses in America, large and small, maintain a long-held commitment to providing voluntary benefits that support the welfare of their workers.  As Americans live longer, healthier lives, retirement security becomes a greater concern.  The private employer-provided retirement system has contributed greatly to the current retirement security of millions of Americans.  The Chamber is committed to continuing  the success of the system and ensuring that employer-provided plans continue to play an important role in retirement security.

 

Issue areas:

Definition of a Fiduciary

Multiemployer Plan Funding

Pension Funding

Notice and Disclosure Requirements

State and Local Pension Underfunding

Financial Services Reform

Small Business Issues

Plan Fee Disclosure

Phased Retirement

 

Comments, Letters, and Testimony:

12/5/13 - Congressional Income Protection Caucus - Letter to Senators Hagan and Kirk and Representatives Fincher and McCarthy regarding the organization of the bipartisan Congressional Income Protection Caucus

9/23/13 - PBGC -Comments on Premium Rates, Payment of Premiums, Reducing Regulatory Burden

9/18/13EBSA - Joint Letter on Fee Disclosures in Participant-Directed Individual Account Plans

8/20/13 - PBGC - Joint letter regarding Missing Participants in Individual Account Plans Request for Information

8/7/13 - EBSA - Comments for Pension Benefit Statements Project

7/9/13 - EBSA - Thank You for Extension of Response Deadline for Pension Benefit Statements Project

7/8/13 - SAFE Act - Support Letter 2013

6/18/13 - EBSA - Request for Extension of Response Deadline for Pension Benefit Statements Project

6/3/13 - PBGC - Comments on Reportable Events and Other Notification Requirements

4/12/13 - Tax Reform - Statement for the Record to the House Committee on Ways and Means Tax Reform Working Group on Pensions and Retirement

4/12/13 - Tax Reform - Joint Statement to Working Group on Retirement

3/22/13 - SEAL Act - Support Letter 2013

3/5/13 - Multiemployer Pension Plans - Statement for the Record to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions of the House Education and the Workforce Committee - Challenges Facing Multiemployer Pension Plans: Reviewing the Latest Findings by PBGC and GAO

2/20/13 - ERISA Advisory Council - Topics for 2013

1/31/13 - Pension Reform - Statement for the Record - Senate HELP Hearing on Pension Savings: Are Workers Saving Enough for Retirement?

10/5/12 - President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability, Partnerships Subcommittee

9/20/12 - Pension Reform – Testimony before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on Pension Modernization for a 21st Century Workforce

9/4/12 - SEAL Act - Support Letter 2012

8/21/12 - Money Market Fund Reform - Joint Response to SEC

6/25/12 - Plan Fee Disclosure - Group Letter responding to Field Assistance Bulletin,Q&A 30

6/20/12 - Multiemployer Pension Plans - Statement for the Record to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions of the House Education and the Workforce Committee on Assessing the Challenges Facing Multiemployer Pension Plans

3/7/12 - Small Business Plans - Statement for the Record to the Senate Special Committee on Aging on Opportunities for Savings:  Removing Obstacles for Small Business

2/2/12 - PBGC - Statement for the Record to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions of the House Education and the Workforce Committee on Examining the Challenges Facing PBGC and Defined Benefit Pension Plans

11/2/11 - PBGC - Joint Letter Objecting to Unnecessary PBGC Premiums Increases

9/22/11 - Definition of Fiduciary - Letter to DOL

9/15/11 - Stable Value Funds - Request for Extension

7/25/11 - Pension Reform - Statement for the Record to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on the Power of Pensions

6/24/11 - PBGC - Comments on Review of Premium Filings

6/14/11 - SEAL Act - Support Letter 2011

6/14/11 - Pension Reform - Statement for the Record to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions of the House Education and the Workforce Committee on Retirement Security:  Challenges Confronting Plan Sponsors, Workers, and Retirees

6/6/11 - E-Delivery - Response to Joint Request For Information from the Department of Labor and the Department of Treasury

6/6/11 - PBGC - Joint Letter on Premiums

4/29/11 - Comments to Treasury Regarding Reducing Regulatory Burden; Retrospective Review Under E.O. 13563 - Request for Information

4/20/11 - Comments to PBGC Regarding Reducing Regulatory Burden; Retrospective Review Under E.O. 13563

4/8/11 - Comments to DOL Regarding Reducing Regulatory Burden; Retrospective Review Under E.O. 13563

4/4/11 - PBGC - Letter to the Senate on Proposals to Increase PBGC Premiums

4/4/11 - PBGC - Letter to the House on Proposals to Increase PBGC Premiums

 

To view a complete list of the Chamber's recent comments click here:  http://www.uschamber.com/issues/comments

To view a complete list of the Chamber's recent letters to Capitol Hill click here: http://www.uschamber.com/issues/letters

To view a complete list of the Chamber's recent testimony click here:  http://www.uschamber.com/issues/testimony