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.

Projects and Programs



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.


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

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.

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.

Above the FoldMay 05, 2017 - 9:30am
Retirement Plan

Retirement Protection You Probably Didn’t Know You Had

The biggest mistake is often not knowing what you don’t know.

Above the FoldApr 05, 2017 - 2:00pm
Department of Labor headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Smart Move. Labor Department Delays Fiduciary Rule for 60 Days.

The Obama administration rule would limit access to retirement investment advice for small businesses and their workers.

Above the FoldMar 13, 2017 - 10:00am
The State of American Retirement Savings

State of American Business: Getting More People to Save for Retirement

Americans are getting older, but many aren't saving enough.

Above the FoldMar 02, 2017 - 12:00pm

States Can Help Their Private Employees Without Depriving Them of the Protections of ERISA

There is an outcry that Congress is impeding on states’ rights to help their employers and employees save for retirement.

Above the FoldFeb 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
Piggy bag drawn on chalkboard.

How Congress Can Help Small Business Employees Save for Retirement

We need to make sure our retirement savings policies adequately address the needs of our evolving workforce.

Above the FoldOct 28, 2016 - 2:15pm
Scary Regulations

Spooking Small Businesses: Scary Regulations Lurking in Washington

Small business owners don’t need haunted houses or horror movies. Washington gives them plenty of reasons to scream.

Above the FoldOct 20, 2016 - 2:45pm
A viewing party for the third U.S. presidential debate in San Francisco, Cal.

Clinton and Trump Were Finally Asked About the Most Important (But Overlooked) Election Issue. They Whiffed.

At the third presidential debate Americans finally heard a question on reforming Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.