Modernizing the DC/401(k) Plan System

ERIC has developed a series of proposals to modernize defined contribution plans. The ideas included in this paper build and improve upon measures that were under consideration in previous Congresses, but also includes many new proposals designed to improve defined contribution plans to make them more predictable, less complicated, and ultimately more beneficial for employers and workers alike.

ERIC Provides Guidance on Proposed Massachusetts State Retirement Savings Program Bills

The ERISA Industry Committee (“ERIC”) is writing to submit comments regarding proposed bills HB.1075, HB.1076, HB.1103, SB.574, and SB.602 to reinforce the importance of ensuring that the proposed state retirement savings program conforms with the preemption protection afforded by federal law—the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) —and does not impose benefit, reporting, or administrative requirements on employers already sponsoring a retirement plan.