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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 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

SCOTUS Accepts ACA Exchange Subsidy Case for Review

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday decided to accept an appeal from a case decided by the 4th Circuit Court to debate, once again, a key provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This time the issue before the Court will be whether individuals participating in federally run Exchanges (as opposed to state-run Exchanges) may receive federal tax subsidies for the purchase of health insurance … More

GOP Mid-Term Election Sweep Will Impact Legislative Agenda

Vast tomes could (and will) be written about what went wrong for the Democrats or right for the Republicans. Anti-Obama sentiment, bad polling, lack of interest among young and retired voters, disgust with a gridlocked Congress, a flood of outside money, and local factors all probably played a role. But the fact remains that the GOP Congress will have to deal with a Democratic President for the next two years. So, what does that mean for the legislative agenda?… More

ERIC Outraged over Latest Wellness Suit Brought by EEOC

On Monday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a memorandum in Federal District Court in Minnesota asking for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), alleging that wellness programs sponsored by Honeywell violated both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). “This is an outrageous development, and one that could potentially jeopardize not only the health of America’s workers, but also that of their spouses,” said Gretchen Young, ERIC Senior Vice President for Health Policy. … More

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