Retirement

American businesses of every size maintain a long-held commitment to providing voluntary benefits that support the welfare of their workers. As Americans live longer, healthier, and more active lives, retirement security becomes a greater concern—particularly with the uncertainty surrounding government programs like Social Security. 

The private employer-provided retirement system has contributed significantly to the retirement needs of millions of seniors. The Chamber and its members are committed to continuing the success of the system and ensuring the long-term retirement security of Americans.

Recent Activity

TestimonyFeb 06, 2018 - 2:30pm

Camille Olson Testimony to Senate HELP Subcommittee on "Exploring the 'Gig Economy' and the Future of Retirement Savings"

Statement of the U.S. Chamber of CommerceON: Exploring the ‘Gig Economy’ and the Future of Retirement SavingsTO: United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement SecurityBY: Camille Olson, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

SpeechJan 10, 2018 - 9:00am

2018 State of American Business Address

U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue's remarks on the State of American Business as prepared for delivery on January 10, 2018.

Above the FoldDec 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
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Why You Should Care About the Multiemployer Pension Crisis

Over 1 million retirees are in danger of losing benefits because the plans that pay them will go bankrupt.

CommentDec 11, 2017 - 1:45pm

Comments to the DOL Regarding Extension of Applicability Date for Claims Procedure for Plans Providing Disability Benefits

On December 11th, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted this comment letter to the Department of Labor in response to the agency’s request for data and information regarding the proposed Extension of Applicability Date for Claims Procedure for Plans Providing Disability Benefits.

Above the FoldNov 29, 2017 - 9:00am
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Fiduciary Fallout: Getting Beyond the Numbers

We want people to save for their financial futures, not limit their choices.

Above the FoldNov 15, 2017 - 12:30pm
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OregonSaves is Risky Business for Workers and Businesses

Oregon's state-run retirement plan is going down a legally-uncertain path, which should worry employees and businesses.

LetterNov 15, 2017 - 11:45am

Letter on State Auto-Enrollment IRA Programs and ERISA

To determine if the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) might impact viability of mandated auto-enrollment IRA programs created through state legislation (“State Auto-Enrollment IRA Programs”), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce requested Eversheds Sutherland (US) to examine whether state auto-IRA plans are preempted by ERISA and/or could be considered ERISA plans.  

LetterNov 13, 2017 - 1:30pm

Letter to Members of the U.S. Senate Supporting the Nomination of Preston Rutledge to Assistant Secretary of Labor at EBSA

On November 13, 2017 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent this letter to all members of the U.S. Senate to support the nomination of Preston Rutledge to be the Assistant Secretary of Labor at the Employee Benefits Security Administration.     

Above the FoldNov 08, 2017 - 9:00am
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Fiduciary Fallout: Increasing the Cost of Retirement

6 million investment accounts face higher costs because of the Labor Department's regulation.