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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 Applauds Congress for Not Including PBGC Premium Increase in Highway Bill

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) applauds the House and Senate for not adding in the highway funding legislation another increase in premiums paid to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) by companies that sponsor pension plans. … More

ERIC Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Reverse Sixth Circuit Ruling on Retiree Health Vesting

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) in an amicus brief filed July 24 urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit holding that a company’s bargained for retiree health benefit was vested based on the Sixth Circuit’s “presumption of vesting” despite the lack of any language in an agreement providing for such. The case is M&G Polymers v. Tackett.… More

ERIC and Epstein Becker Green Release Summer 2014 Edition of Benefits Litigation Update

Attached please find the latest edition of the Benefits Litigation Update, a joint project of ERIC and the law firm of Epstein Becker Green. In this Benefits Litigation Update, we are focusing on … More

ERIC Welcomes Announcement by PBGC Imposing Moratorium on Enforcement of 4062(e) Cases

Kathryn Ricard, ERIC Senior Vice President for Retirement Policy, today made the following statement in reaction to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s (PBGC) announcement… More

ERIC President Scott Macey Comments on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer

ERIC President Scott Macey reacts to today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer: “Although we are disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the ‘presumption of prudence’, we are pleased that the Court clarified the manner in which fiduciaries can defend themselves from meritless lawsuits.” … More

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