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ERIC, as part of the Pension Coalition, which is a group of more than 100 trade associations, professional organizations and companies that collectively provide retirement benefits to millions of workers and retirees, unveiled a new study revealing the significant economic impact and job loss that would accompany the proposed billions of dollars in increases to PBGC premiums. More

Check out ERIC’s latest Focus on Benefits for Executives. This quarterly publication is designed to alert company management about several of the most important recent developments in the benefits arena that warrant their attention. More

ERIC as part of the Coalition to Protect Retirement launched a national campaign to safeguard retirement savings tax incentives. As part of the launch, the Coalition released a survey showing that Americans overwhelmingly oppose changing tax rules for retirement savings accounts. Learn more

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ERIC Offers Recommendations to Treasury to Improve Hybrid Retirement Plan Rules

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) on December 18 submitted to the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recommendations to improve the most recent package of proposed and final regulations implementing the cash balance and pension equity plan provisions of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA). … More

ERIC Supports Approval of Legislation Clarifying “Substantial Cessation of Operations” in Relation to PBGC Enforcement Activity

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) applauds the approval of an amendment to section 4062(e) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) clarifying the definition of “substantial cessation of operations” relating to when the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) can initiate enforcement activity after a company downsizes, reorganizes or relocates its workforce. … More

ERIC and Epstein Becker Green Release Fall / Winter 2014 Edition of Benefits Litigation Update

ERIC earlier today released the latest edition of the Benefits Litigation Update, a joint project of ERIC and the law firm of Epstein Becker Green. … More

ERIC Offers Recommendations on PBGC Information Collection Request on De-Risking Activities

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), the Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing America’s major employers, today in a letter to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) urged the agency to support plan sponsors’ efforts to maintain their defined benefit pension plans, including methods used by companies which enable them to continue to sponsor these plans.… More

ERIC Urges DOL to Ensure Any Guidance on Brokerage Windows is Narrowly Tailored to Address Specific Concerns

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted comments to the Department of Labor (DOL) responding to the agency’s request for information on brokerage windows in retirement plans.… More

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