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ERIC Urges Sixth Circuit to Apply “Ordinary Principles of Contract Interpretation” Concerning Vesting of Retiree Health Benefits

The ERISA Industry Committee filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit urging the court to apply “ordinary principles of contract interpretation” involving vesting of retiree health benefits following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett. … More

Tax Reform History: Do the Elements that Came Together in 1986 Exist in 2015?

On February 10, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on how things came together back in 1986, enabling a divided Congress and the President to enact into law the Tax Reform Act of 1986 (TRA 86). Then (as now) hordes of Washington insiders said it could not be done and more than once declared the exercise dead. Can the political and policy stars align again in 2015/2016, as they did in 1986?… More

ERIC Statement on Retirement Proposals in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

Annette Guarisco Fildes, President & CEO of The ERISA Industry Committee, the leading trade association dedicated exclusively to the employee benefit and compensation interests of America’s largest companies, today made the following statement in reaction to the retirement proposals included in President Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget. … More

ERIC Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Earlier Rulings Affirming ERISA’s Six-Year Statute of Limitations for Alleged Fiduciary Breach Claims

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), the leading trade association dedicated exclusively to the employee benefit and compensation interests of America’s largest companies, today filed with the U.S. Supreme Court an amicus brief in the Tibble v. Edison International case. … More

Annette Guarisco Fildes Appointed New CEO of The ERISA Industry Committee

The ERISA Industry Committee’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Annette Guarisco Fildes as the new CEO. … More

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