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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

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.

Above the FoldOct 11, 2017 - 10:30am
Piggy bank on a pile of dollar bills.

Fiduciary Fallout: Labor Department’s Fiduciary Rule Straightjackets Investors

The key to a sound financial future lays in having a choice of savings options.

CommentSep 29, 2017 - 4:15pm

Joint Comment Letter to the AICPA Regarding the Proposed Audit Standards Exposure Draft

On September 29th, the Chamber submitted a joint comment letter with the ERISA Industry Committee expressing concern about the breadth of the proposal, the impact it will have on the ability to use limited scope audits, and the lack of an economic analysis.

Above the FoldSep 15, 2017 - 3:00pm
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) arrives to a Senate Banking Committee hearing.

Senator Warren, the Fiduciary Rule Leaves Retirement Savers Holding the Bag

Congress should work towards ways to make it easier for Americans to save for retirement.

Above the FoldSep 01, 2017 - 9:00am
Labor Day 2017

Thank You, American Workers

To honor American workers on Labor Day, and each day, we must advance a robust free enterprise system.

CommentAug 25, 2017 - 2:45am

Comments to PBGC on Regulatory Planning and Review of Existing Regulations

On August 25, 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted comments to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation in response to the agency's request for information on Regulatory Planning and Review of Existing Regulations.

CommentAug 16, 2017 - 3:00pm

Comments to EBSA on the Fiduciary Rule

On August 16, 2017 the Chamber submitted comments to the Employee Benefits Security Administration in response to the agency's Request for Information on the Fiduciary Rule. The comments outline the effects of the Fiduciary Rule and highlight recommended changes necessary to protect the interest of retirement investors.   

CommentAug 15, 2017 - 2:00pm

Comment Letter to American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Requesting Extension of Comment Deadline to the Exposure Draft

On August 15, 2017 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted a comment letter to request an extension of the comment period for the Exposure Draft on the proposed Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS), Forming an Opinion and Reporting on Financial Statements of Employee Benefit Plans Subject to ERISA (Exposure Draft) issued April 20, 2017 by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.