Retirement

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.

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Our Priorities

The Chamber will work with Congress and the administration to expand retirement coverage and security for Americans and ease administrative burdens for employers and plan sponsors.

Priorities

Promote policies that provide retirement security through private sector solutions
  • Work with Congress to increase retirement savings and security by making it easier for all employers and other private entities to offer retirement plans and retirement security solutions. 
  • Update employee benefit notices to provide meaningful information efficiently and effectively while protecting plan sponsors. 
  • Encourage employers to offer financial wellness programs suited to their employees’ demographics and needs while limiting compliance burdens. 
  • Modernize the multiemployer pension system through pension funding relief, including funding and governance reforms. 

 

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

Donohue: 'Engaging with the world is our best strategy for strong national security and lasting prosperity'

Today U.S. Chamber CEO Thomas J. Donohue cautioned that the United States must continue to engage on the world stage or risk being left behind in his annual State of American Business Address.

SpeechJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

2020 State of American Business Speech: A Year of Meaningful Action

U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue's remarks on the State of American Business as prepared for delivery on January 9, 2020.

ReportJan 09, 2020 - 9:30am
The 2020 State of American Business Policy Priorities Booklet Cover Image

U.S. Chamber Policy Priorities for 2020

This booklet is the guide to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's policy priorities for 2020. This booklet was released and referenced during the 2019 State of American Business on January 9th, 2020.

Letters to CongressDec 17, 2019 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Bills

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations legislation.

Letters to CongressNov 05, 2019 - 2:30pm

Coalition Letter to Senate Leadership in support of the SECURE Act of 2019

This coalition letter to the U.S. Senate urges quick action to pass H.R. 1994 is signed by more than 90 organizations.

Letters to CongressSep 20, 2019 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting Eugene Scalia to be Secretary of Labor

This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions supporting Eugene Scalia to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.

Above the FoldAug 13, 2019 - 10:00am
Retirement

Quick Take: Your Primer on Small Business Retirement Plans

Many small business owners struggle to provide retirement savings plans. With MEPs, small business employees can secure healthy retirements.