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

LetterNov 15, 2017 - 11:45am

Letter on State Auto-Enrollment IRA Programs and ERISA

To determine if the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) might impact viability of mandated auto-enrollment IRA programs created through state legislation (“State Auto-Enrollment IRA Programs”), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce requested Eversheds Sutherland (US) to examine whether state auto-IRA plans are preempted by ERISA and/or could be considered ERISA plans.  

LetterNov 13, 2017 - 1:30pm

Letter to Members of the U.S. Senate Supporting the Nomination of Preston Rutledge to Assistant Secretary of Labor at EBSA

On November 13, 2017 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent this letter to all members of the U.S. Senate to support the nomination of Preston Rutledge to be the Assistant Secretary of Labor at the Employee Benefits Security Administration.     

Above the FoldNov 08, 2017 - 9:00am
"Retirement account" spelled out in Scrabble tiles.

Fiduciary Fallout: Increasing the Cost of Retirement

6 million investment accounts face higher costs because of the Labor Department's regulation.

LetterNov 06, 2017 - 1:30pm

Letter to Chairman Walberg and Ranking Member Sablan Supporting H.R. 4158, the "Retirement Plan Modernization Act"

On November 6, 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent this letter to the House Education and the Workforce Committee's Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg and Ranking Member Gregorio Sablan in support of H.R. 4158, the "Retirement Plan Modernization Act." H.R.

CommentOct 27, 2017 - 1:00pm

Coalition Comments to DOL Regarding Claims Procedure for Plans Providing Disability Benefits

On October 27, 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce along with several other trade associations sent a comment letter to the Employee Benefits Security Administration Acting Assistant Secretary, Mr. Timothy Hauser in response to the Department of Labor's Proposed Regulation that would delay the applicability date of the rule amending disability claims procedures (81 Fed Reg. 92316 (Dec.

Above the FoldOct 25, 2017 - 9:00am
Fiduciary Rule Infographic

Fiduciary Fallout: Identifying the Problem and Finding a Solution

We must find a solution that preserves investor choice and allows savers to retire with dignity.

EventOct 20, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:15pm
What Lies Ahead for Retirement Savings? Possible Implications of Comprehensive Tax Reform

What Lies Ahead for Retirement Savings? Possible Implications of Comprehensive Tax Reform

What Lies Ahead for Retirement Savings? Possible Implications of Comprehensive Tax Reform. This event will focus on the success of current tax incentives and how reform may impact retirement savings going forward.

ReportOct 18, 2017 - 4:15pm
Saving for the future cover

Saving for the Future: Profiles of Current Business Practices

In 2016 alone, private employers spent more than $242 billion on retirement income benefits. This publication includes the business practices of 13 employers working to ensure a financially sound future for their employees.

CommentOct 11, 2017 - 1:45pm

Joint Comment Letter to IRS on Mortality Tables for Determining Present Value Under Defined Benefit Pension Plans

On October 11th, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers sent this joint comment letter to Internal Revenue Service Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement Kirsten Wielobob and the U.S.