American businesses of every size maintain a long-held commitment to providing voluntary benefits that support the welfare of their workers. As Americans live longer, healthier, and more active lives, retirement security becomes a greater concern—particularly with the uncertainty surrounding government programs like Social Security. 

The private employer-provided retirement system has contributed significantly to the retirement needs of millions of seniors. The Chamber and its members are committed to continuing the success of the system and ensuring the long-term retirement security of Americans.

Recent Activity

May 17, 2018 - 12:00pm
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PBGC Premiums Are Not The Answer

Today the Joint Select Committee on Multiemployer Plans held a hearing on the financial condition of the Pension Benefit Guaranty...

ArticleMay 17, 2018 - 11:00am
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Your Retirement May be In the Future but the Time to Update the Laws is Today

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was passed in 1974 and over the years has proven to be largely successful...

Press ReleaseApr 18, 2018 - 5:30pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on SEC Best-Interest Proposal Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness President and CEO David Hirschmann issued the following statement in response to today’s open meeting of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): “We appreciate the efforts of the SEC that led to these proposals for a best-interest standard for all investors.

ArticleApr 11, 2018 - 5:15pm
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Don’t Forget this Retirement Asset… Your Employer-Provided Retirement Plan

For most employees, one of their largest retirement assets is an employer-provided retirement plan...

ArticleMar 22, 2018 - 4:00pm

A Victory for Plan Sponsors

For almost a decade the Chamber has been warning the Department of Labor (DOL) of the dire consequences that would result from its rule...

Press ReleaseMar 14, 2018 - 8:00am

U.S. Chamber, National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans Release Principles for Multiemployer Pension Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP) today released a series of principles aimed at guiding policymakers toward a solution to a growing multiemployer pension crisis.

ReportMar 14, 2018 - 8:00am
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Multiemployer Pension Reform Principles

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP) have developed a series of principles aimed at guiding policymakers toward a solution to a growing multi-employer pension crisis.

TestimonyFeb 06, 2018 - 2:30pm

Camille Olson Testimony to Senate HELP Subcommittee on "Exploring the 'Gig Economy' and the Future of Retirement Savings"

Statement of the U.S. Chamber of CommerceON: Exploring the ‘Gig Economy’ and the Future of Retirement SavingsTO: United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement SecurityBY: Camille Olson, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

SpeechJan 10, 2018 - 9:00am

2018 State of American Business Address

U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue's remarks on the State of American Business as prepared for delivery on January 10, 2018.

LetterDec 21, 2017 - 4:00pm

Letter to Representatives Mike Kelly and Ron Kind on H.R. 3596, the "Rightsizing Pensions Premium Act of 2017"

On December 21, 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent this letter to representatives Mike Kelly and Ron Kind regarding H.R. 3596, the "Rightsizing Pension Premiums Act of 2017."