• PLEASE NOTE: Council Email Will Be Down This Weekend

    The American Benefits Council's email system will be down for routine maintenance from Friday, October 17 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time until Monday, October 20 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. During this time, your email will be stored on our server but Council staff will not be able to retrieve messages. Staff will be able to access and respond to your messages once service is restored. There will be no need for you to re-send your message. If you are from the media and have an urgent query, contact Jason Hammersla at (202) 422-4652.

  • Council unveils "A 2020 Vision"

    On September 23, 2014, the Council released A 2020 Vision: Flexibility and the Future of Employee Benefits, a public policy strategic plan setting forth the Council’s goals and priorities for improving the employer-sponsored benefits system.

    The plan and additional materials are available at www.americanbenefitscouncil.org/2020.

  • For members only: Benefits Blueprint summary of PPACA 40% Excise Tax

    Now available on the Council website for members only is a Benefits Blueprint reviewing the statutory requirements on the 40 percent excise tax imposed on high-cost health coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). A companion document, with answers to certain "Frequently Asked Questions" regarding the excise tax, is also now available.

    Working with the Administration and Congress to reduce the impact of the excise tax on employers remains a top priority for the Council.

  • Research shows critical role of 401(k) in strong U.S. retirement system

    Our Strong Retirement System: An American Success Story, a new paper developed by the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), American Benefits Council (the Council), and Investment Company Institute (ICI), makes clear that voluntary, employer-sponsored retirement plans provide a critical source of savings for millions of American workers at all ages and income levels.

    "Lawmakers will find evidence in this report that efforts to raise money by reducing the tax incentives for retirement plans are short-sighted and illusory-and could ultimately decrease retirement savings, especially for low-income workers," said the Council's Lynn Dudley. Click here for the news release and a two-page summary.



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