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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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IRS and DOL Release Guidance on TDFs in DC Plans and Lifetime Income Issues

As part of the Administration’s focus on facilitating lifetime income options in defined contribution plans, the Internal Revenue Service just released Notice 2014-66, which provides a special rule that allows defined contribution plans to offer a series of Target Date Funds (“TDFs”) that include deferred annuities among their assets, even if some of the TDFs within the series are only available to older participants. … More

Senators Harkin and Wyden Send Letter on De-Risking to Regulatory Agencies

Yesterday, Senator Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (“HELP” Committee), and Senator Wyden (D-OR), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter to the Treasury Department, Department of Labor (DOL), the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regarding the issue of de-risking transactions in defined benefit plans.… More

ERIC Files Comment Letter on Draft Forms and Instructions for ACA Reporting

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) recently filed comments with the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service on the draft forms and instructions for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting requirements applicable to health plan coverage offered under employer-sponsored plans. … More

ERIC Joins Letter to Department of Labor on Fee Disclosures to Participants

ERIC has signed a joint business trade association letter to the Department of Labor regarding its required annual fee disclosures regulation. In FAB 2013-02, the Department stated that it was considering providing a 30-day or 45-day window in connection with the due date for submitting annual comparative charts under the regulation… More

Some Benefits Proposals Could Emerge in Lame Duck

When Congress returned home to campaign for the November 4 elections, lawmakers left for themselves a substantial list of must-do issues for their lame duck (post-election) session. That session—which is of the current 113th Congress—is scheduled to start November 12. … More

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