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

Letters to CongressDec 18, 2019 - 10:00am

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

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the United States Senate, supporting Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations legislation.

Letters to CongressDec 17, 2019 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter to the House 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.

ArticleJul 26, 2019 - 4:45pm
Pension Crisis sign

House vote on multiemployer pension funding recognizes there is a problem, but more is needed

As the multiemployer pension funding crisis looms, its now up to the Senate to act.

Letters to CongressJul 26, 2019 - 3:00pm

Letter to Senate on Multiemployer Pension Funding Crisis

The multiemployer pension funding crisis did not happen overnight, and a solution must be a thoughtful, holistic approach that takes into consideration all aspect of the problem from all interested parties. This is why the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, along with over 100 employers, trades, unions and plans, signed onto a letter to Congressional leadership urging them to take a holistic approach to this problem.

Letters to CongressJul 24, 2019 - 10:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on H.R. 1994, "SECURE Act"

This letter was sent to the United States Senate supporting H.R. 1994, the "Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019."

Jul 19, 2019 - 3:15pm
Empty podium with the U.S. Senate seal

Senate Can Secure Americans’ Retirement with the SECURE Act

In a politically divided nation, the Senate has the rare opportunity to pass the SECURE Act to secure Americans' retirement.