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Official Source Documents

December 18, 2010 — PRA Technical Corrections Amendment to H.R. 4915

December 3, 2010 — The Middle Class Tax Cut Act (S.A. 4727)

December 3, 2010 — Senate Finance Committee Summary of the Middle Class Tax Cut Act (S.A. 4727)

December 2, 2010 — the Public Employee Pension Transparency Act (H.R. 6484)

October 18, 2010 — GAO Report, PRIVATE PENSIONS: Changes Needed to Better Protect Multiemployer Pension Benefits

September 16, 2010 — Modifications to Job Creation and Tax Cut Act (Baucus), Including PRA Technical Corrections

September 16, 2010 — Job Creation and Tax Cut Act (Baucus), Including PRA Technical Corrections

September 16, 2010 — Official Summary of Job Creation and Tax Cut Act (Baucus), Including PRA Technical Corrections

July 28, 2010 — Senate Tax Extenders Amendment to the Small Business Jobs Act (H.R. 5297), Including Technical Corrections to H.R. 3962

June 18, 2010 — Senate-Passed Pension Funding Relief Language

June 18, 2010 — Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act (H.R. 3962)

May 28, 2010 — Updated Joint Tax Committee Score for the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act (H.R. 4213)

May 28, 2010 — Final House Amendment to the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act (H.R. 4213)

May 28, 2010 — American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act (H.R. 4213), as Passed by House

May 28, 2010 — Joint Tax Committee Summary of the Updated Manager`s Amendment to the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act (H.R. 4213)

May 28, 2010 — Updated Official Summary of the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act (H.R. 4213)

May 27, 2010 — Manager's Amendment to the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act (H.R. 4213)

May 21, 2010 — Preliminary CBO Score for the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act (H.R. 4213)

May 21, 2010 — House Substitute Amendment to the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act (H.R. 4213)

May 21, 2010 — Preliminary Joint Committee on Taxation Score for the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act (H.R. 4213)

May 20, 2010 — Official Summary of the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act (H.R. 4213)

April 13, 2010 — Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Letter to Congress Regarding Pension Funding Relief and Defined Contribution Plan Fee Disclosure

March 23, 2010 — Create Jobs and Save Benefits Act (S. 3157)(Casey)

March 10, 2010 — American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act (H.R. 4213), as Passed by Senate

March 9, 2010 — Isakson-Cardin Pension Funding Relief Amendment to H.R. 4213

March 1, 2010 — Senate Substitute Amendment to H.R. 4213, the American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act (Baucus)

February 22, 2010 — Grassley funding amendment to HIRE Act

February 11, 2010 — Draft of Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act (Baucus- Grassley)

October 27, 2009 — Section-by-Section Summary of the Preserve Benefits and Jobs Act (Pomeroy-Tiberi)

October 27, 2009 — Preserve Benefits and Jobs Act (Pomeroy-Tiberi)

October 27, 2009 — Fact Sheet on the Preserve Benefits and Jobs Act (Pomeroy-Tiberi)

August 27, 2009 — Discussion Draft of Pension Funding Relief Legislation (Pomeroy)

August 27, 2009 — Section-by-Section Summary of Draft Pension Funding Relief Legislation (Pomeroy)

July 30, 2009 — Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Governance Improvement Act (S. 1544)

April 22, 2009 — Official Summary of the Savings Recovery Act

April 22, 2009 — Savings Recovery Act (Boehner)

January 23, 2009 — Group Letter to Congress on Additional Pension Funding Reform

December 10, 2008 — Worker, Retiree, and Employer Recovery Act (H.R. 7327)

November 20, 2008 — Bush Administration Concerns about the Pension Funding Relief Bill

November 20, 2008 — Senate PPA Technical Corrections Measure (H.R. 3361)

October 24, 2008 — Joint Tax Committee Report on Present Law and Background Relating to Valuing Assets in Defined Benefit Pension Plans

July 23, 2008 — GAO Report: DEFINED BENEFIT PENSIONS: Plan Freezes Affect Millions of Participants and May Pose Retirement Income Challenges

June 26, 2008 — Pension Protection Technical Corrections Act of 2008 (H.R. 6382)(Rangel/Miller)

May 22, 2008 — Floor Statement of Rep. Rob Andrews Introducing The Pension Protection Act ERISA Amendments (H.R. 6142)

May 22, 2008 — The Pension Protection Act ERISA Amendments (Andrews)

April 9, 2008 — Employees` Pension Security Act (H.R. 5754)

March 12, 2008 — House floor debate on PPA technical corrections

March 11, 2008 — House Ways and Means Committee Description of the Pension Protection Technical Corrections Act (H.R. 3361)

March 11, 2008 — Pension Protection Technical Corrections Act (H.R. 3361)

December 19, 2007 — Pension Protecton Technical Corrections Act (S. 1974), as passed by Senate

November 15, 2007 — Tax Technical Corrections Act (H.R. 4195)

October 17, 2007 — Bill to Delay the Effective Date of the PPA Funding Rules (H.R. 3868) (Pomeroy-Cantor)

August 3, 2007 — Highlights of the Pension Protection Technical Correction Act (S. 1974)

August 3, 2007 — Pension Protection Technical Corrections Act (H.R. 3361)

August 3, 2007 — Joint Tax Committee Description of The Pension Protection Technical Correction Act (S. 1974)

August 3, 2007 — The Pension Protection Technical Correction Act (S. 1974)

June 28, 2007 — Restoring Pension Promises to Workers Act (S. 1725)(Harkin)

June 12, 2007 — Pension Security Act (H.R. 2683) (Castle)

August 16, 2006 — Senate Floor Statements During Debate of Pension Protection Act (H.R. 4)

August 4, 2006 — Joint Tax Committee Technical Explanation of the Pension Protection Act (H.R. 4)

August 2, 2006 — CBO Letter to Senator Enzi on Budget Effects of Pension Protection Act (H.R. 4)

August 2, 2006 — Republican Policy Committee Notice on Pension Protection Act (H.R. 4)

July 28, 2006 — Pension Protection Act (H.R. 4)

May 10, 2006 — Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act (H.R.4297) Conference Agreement

May 10, 2006 — Official Summary of Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act

May 3, 2006 — Rep. Miller`s Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 2830 (Executive Compensation)

April 7, 2006 — Floor Statement of Senate Minority Leader Reid on Pension Reform Conference

March 31, 2006 — FASB Exposure Draft on Pension and Other Postretirement Obligations

March 21, 2006 — Rep. Phil English (R-PA) "Dear Colleague" Letter Regarding Transition Time in Pension Reform Bill

March 16, 2006 — Senator Gordon Smith Letter to Pension Bill Conferees

March 13, 2006 — "Dear Colleague" Letter from Senators Carl Levin (D-MI) and George Voinovich (R-OH) regarding Pension Funding Reform

June 6, 2005 — Official Section-by-Section Summary of the RETIREMENT SAVINGS AND SECURITY ACT OF 2005

Council Materials

December 1, 2010 — Council Testimony Regarding the PBGC Before the Senate HELP Committee

September 3, 2010 — Pension Funding Relief Technical Corrections and Guidance Needed

July 7, 2010 — Updated Council Summary of Single-Employer Plan Funding Relief Legislation

May 27, 2010 — Summary of House and Senate Single-Employer Plan Funding Relief Legislation

May 18, 2010 — Council Letter to House Regarding Pension Funding Relief

March 9, 2010 — Council Summary of Revised Senate Funding Legislation

February 25, 2010 — Council Summary of Pension Funding Relief Provisions in the Draft HIRE Act

February 4, 2010 — Estimated 2010 Defined Benefit Plan Required Contributions and Credit Balances: Survey Data and Analysis from Mercer

January 19, 2010 — Group Letter to Congress Urging Defined Benefit Funding Relief Legislation

December 22, 2009 — Group Letter to President Urging Defined Benefit Funding Relief Legislation

November 10, 2009 — Updated Summary of Leading Single Employer Funding Relief Proposals (Courtesy of Davis and Harman)

October 30, 2009 — Jobs in Peril: Assessing the Impact of Increases in Defined Benefit Plan Funding Obligations on Employment During an Economic Recession

October 1, 2009 — Council Testimony on Defined Benefit Pension Funding Relief before House Ways and Means Committee

October 1, 2009 — Group Company Letter to Congress Urging Defined Benefit Pension Funding Relief

July 29, 2009 — Group Letter to Congress Urging Defined Benefit Pension Relief

June 22, 2009 — Specific Defined Benefit Plan Funding Proposals

May 20, 2009 — Specific Defined Benefit Plan Funding Proposals

May 8, 2009 — Group Letter to Secretary Geithner Urging Pension Funding Relief

March 16, 2009 — Examples Highlighting Need for Additional Pension Funding Relief (Courtesy of Hewitt Consulting)

March 16, 2009 — The Future of Defined Benefit Plan Funding under PPA, the Recovery act and Relief Proposals (Courtesy of Watson Wyatt Consulting)

February 20, 2009 — Actuarial/Consultant Letters to Congress Regarding Pension Funding Issues

January 30, 2009 — Council Letter to Congress Urging Pension Funding Measures

January 29, 2009 — Council Pension Funding Proposals

January 2, 2009 — Council Talking Points: Legislation Needed to Address Funding Crisis

December 12, 2008 — Key Technical Corrections in the Worker, Retiree, and Employer Recovery Act (H.R. 7327)

December 9, 2008 — To Senate Finance Committee

December 9, 2008 — To House Education and Labor Committee

December 9, 2008 — To House Ways and Means Committee

December 9, 2008 — To Senate HELP Committee

December 8, 2008 — Group Letter to Congress on Needed Pension Funding Reform

December 4, 2008 — To Congressional Leadership

December 4, 2008 — To Key House Committees

December 4, 2008 — To Key Senate Committees

November 20, 2008 — Council Letter to House and Senate Leadership Regarding Pension Funding Relief

November 18, 2008 — Talking Points on Defined Benefit Pension Funding Relief

October 29, 2008 — Group Letter to House Ways and Means Committee on Needed Pension Funding Reform

October 29, 2008 — Group Letter to House Education and Labor Committee on Needed Pension Funding Reform

September 24, 2008 — Council Letter to Congress Urging Defined Benefit Plan Measures as part of Financial Relief Proposal

September 22, 2008 — Council Letter to Senate Leadership Urging Passage of PPA Technical Corrections Legislation

July 24, 2008 — Group Letter to Senate Regarding the Stop Excessive Energy Speculation Act (S. 3268)

July 24, 2008 — Council Letter to Senators Regarding the Stop Excessive Energy Speculation Act (S. 3268)

July 8, 2008 — Council Letter to House Urging Passage of PPA Technical Corrections Bill

March 12, 2008 — Council Letter to House Leadership Urging Asset Smoothing Clarification with PPA Technical Corrections

November 29, 2007 — Multiemployer Pension Plan Provisions of the Pension Protection Act

November 1, 2007 — Council Comments to Ways and Means Committee on H.R. 3361, technical corrections to the Pension Protection Act

November 1, 2007 — Group Letters to Pomeroy/Cantor Supporting Inclusion of H.R. 3868 in Tax Extenders Package:

May 24, 2007 — First Amendment of the U.S. Troop Readiness Veterans` Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act (H.R. 2206)

May 3, 2007 — Council Testimony before House HELP Subcommittee on Needed Modifications to the Pension Protection Act

October 25, 2006 — Updated Draft List of Guidance and Technical Correction Issues for Single-Employer Defined Benefit Plans

October 5, 2006 — Council Chart Comparing Defined Benefit Plan Funding and Hybrid Plan Issues to Current Law

July 31, 2006 — Pension Bill (H.R. 4) Summary, Courtesy of Mercer Human Resource Consulting

July 24, 2006 — Checklist Letter for Pension Reform Conference Conferees

July 18, 2006 — Council/ERIC letter to Conferees on Transition, Hybrids and Funding

July 10, 2006 — Council Letter to Pension Bill Conferees

June 16, 2006 — Council testimony submitted to Senate Banking Committee on FASB exposure draft

May 31, 2006 — PENSION POINTERS No. 7: Credit Balances

May 15, 2006 — PENSION POINTERS No. 6: A Fresh Look at the PBGC

April 25, 2006 — PENSION POINTERS No. 5: Averaging and Smoothing

April 3, 2006 — PENSION POINTERS No. 4: Myths and Facts Regarding Recent Press Coverage of Pension Reform

March 31, 2006 — PENSION POINTERS No. 3: Calculation of At-Risk Liability

March 28, 2006 — PENSION POINTERS No. 2: Credit Rating

March 20, 2006 — Council Letter to Pension Bill Conferees

March 17, 2006 — PENSION POINTERS No. 1: Funding Rules

March 9, 2006 — Talking Points on Multiemployer Plans

March 6, 2006 — Council Views with Respect to Funding Legislation

February 23, 2006 — Chart Comparing Prohibited Transaction Rules in Retirement Bill (H.R. 2830/S. 1783) (Courtesy of Groom Law Group)

February 17, 2006 — Retirement Bill Update (PowerPoint Presentation)

Official Source Documents

December 17, 2010 — IRS Notice 2011-03: Funding Relief for Single-Employer Pension Plans under PRA 2010

November 30, 2010 — IRS Notice 2010-77: Extension of Deadline to Adopt Certain Retirement Plan Amendments

November 29, 2010 — IRS Notice 2010-83: Funding Relief for Multiemployer Defined Benefit Plans

November 18, 2010 — DOL Proposed Regulations Regarding Annual Funding Notice for Defined Benefit Plans Rule

November 18, 2010 — DOL Fact Sheet Regarding Annual Funding Notice for Defined Benefit Plans Rule

September 1, 2010 — FASB Exposure Draft: Compensation?Retirement Benefits?Multiemployer Plans (Subtopic 715-80), Disclosure about an Employer`s Participation in a Multiemployer Plan

July 30, 2010 — IRS Notice 2010-55: Alternative Amortization Schedule for Single-Employer Plans under Pension Reform Act

June 23, 2010 — IASB Frequently Asked Questions on Defined Benefit Pension Plan Accounting

June 7, 2010 — PBGC Response Regarding Variable Rate Premium Filings

May 20, 2010 — Congressional Letter to PBGC Regarding Variable Rate Premium Issues

May 10, 2010 — OMB Proposed Regulations on Cost Accounting Standards and PPA

April 29, 2010 — IASB Proposed Amendments to IAS19

April 29, 2010 — IASB Exposure Draft: Defined Benefit Plans

April 29, 2010 — IASB Table of Concordance for Defined Benefit Plan Exposure Draft

April 13, 2010 — PBGC Letter to Council Regarding Variable Rate Premium Issues

December 29, 2009 — IRS Announcement 2010-03: Automatic Approval of Changes in Funding Method for Takeover Plans and Changes in Pension Valuation Software

November 23, 2009 — PBGC Request for Public Comment: Purchases of Irrevocable Commitments

November 23, 2009 — PBGC Proposed Regulations on Reportable Events

November 17, 2009 — PBGC Final Regulations: USERRA Benefits Under Title IV of ERISA

October 15, 2009 — Treasury/IRS Final Regulations on Defined Benefit Plan Funding and Benefit Restrictions

September 25, 2009 — IRS Employee Plans News Special Edition: Upcoming Funding Regulations and Guidance

March 31, 2009 — IRS Employee Plans News: Plans May Use Reasonable Interpretation in Selecting a Yield Curve

March 31, 2009 — GAO Report: Defined Benefit Pensions, Survey Results of the Nation`s Largest Private Defined Benefit Plan Sponsors

March 27, 2009 — IRS Notice 2009-31: Election and Notice Procedures for Multiemployer Plans under Sections 204 and 205 of WRERA

March 16, 2009 — PBGC Final Regulations on Annual Financial and Actuarial Information Reporting

March 16, 2009 — PBGC Final Rule on PPA Section 4010 Annual Financial and Actuarial Information Reporting

March 16, 2009 — IRS Notice 2009-22: Asset Valuation under Section 430(g)(3)(B) as amended by WRERA

February 11, 2009 — DOL Field Assistance Bulletin 2009-1: Model Funding Notices

February 11, 2009 — DOL Single-Employer Plan Model Funding Notice

February 11, 2009 — DOL Multiemployer Plan Model Funding Notice

January 23, 2009 — Revisions to FASB Statement #132 Regarding Disclosure of Asset Classes Held in Pension Plans

November 19, 2008 — PBGC Final Regulations on Disclosure to Participants of Distress Terminations

September 26, 2008 — PBGC Announcement 08-27, Disaster Relief for Parties Affected by Hurricane Ike

September 3, 2008 — IRS Notice 2008-73 Providing Transition Relief for Small Pension Plans

April 24, 2008 — Congressional Budget Office Report on PBGC Investment Strategy

April 11, 2008 — IRS Proposed Regulations on Determination of Minimum Required Pension Contributions

March 21, 2008 — FASB Proposal for Transparent Disclosure of Alternative Investments Held in Post-Retirement Benefit Plans

March 14, 2008 — IRS Multiemployer Plan Funding Guidance

February 20, 2008 — PBGC Proposed Regulations on Annual Financial and Actuarial Information Reporting

January 31, 2008 — IRS Notice 08-21: Extension of Guidance Effective Dates

January 8, 2008 — IRS Notice 2008-17: Update for Weighted Average Interest Rates, Yield Curves, and Segment Rates

December 28, 2007 — IRS Proposed Regulations on Measurement of Assets and Liabilities for Pension Funding Purposes

December 28, 2007 — IRS news release announcing pension funding proposed regulations

October 9, 2007 — IRS Notice 2007-81 Regarding Interest Rate Modification

August 28, 2007 — Treasury/IRS Proposed Regulations on Benefit Restrictions for Underfunded Pension Plans

June 28, 2007 — GAO Report: Conflicts of Interest Involving High-Risk or Terminated Plans Pose Enforcement Challenges

May 31, 2007 — PBGC Proposed Rule on Variable Rate Premiums

May 23, 2007 — IRS Proposed Mortality Tables for Determining Present Value

May 21, 2007 — IRS final regulations on 411(d)(6) pension plan distributions at normal retirement age

January 9, 2007 — Council Letter to Treasury Regarding PPA Smoothing and Averaging Rules

February 27, 2006 — PBGC Extension of Hurricane Katrina Relief

December 2, 2005 — PBGC Final Regulations on Valuation of Benefits; Mortality Assumptions

Council Materials

October 1, 2010 — Benefits Briefing Presentation Slides: Multiemployer Pension Plans (Courtesy of The Segal Company and Venable LLP)

September 6, 2010 — Concerns with IASB Proposed Amendments to IAS 19

September 6, 2010 — Group Comment Letter to IASB on Proposed Amendments to IAS 19

March 31, 2010 — Council Letter to PBGC Regarding Variable Rate Premium Issues

January 22, 2010 — Council/ACLI Comment Letter to PBGC on Irrevocable Commitments Prior to Standard Termination

January 22, 2010 — Council Comment Letter to PBGC on Reportable Events

October 15, 2009 — Short Summary of the Treasury/IRS Final Regulations on Defined Benefit Plan Funding and Benefit Restrictions

January 13, 2009 — Council Letter to Treasury Regarding 430(h)(2) Issues

March 27, 2008 — Council Comment Letter to Treasury/IRS on Measurement of Assets and Liabilities for Pension Funding Purposes

September 19, 2007 — Letters to Treasury/Congress Regarding Asset Smoothing

September 5, 2007 — GRIST InDepth: Funding Strategies for DB Plans to Avoid Lump-sum and Accrual Restrictions (Courtesy of Mercer Human Resource Consulting)

August 27, 2007 — Council Comment Letter to IRS on Proposed Regulations on Mortality Tables for Determining Present Value

July 30, 2007 — Council Comments to PBGC regarding Proposed Regulations on Variable Rate Premiums

May 11, 2007 — Council comment letter on Notice 2007-14: Description of Benefits Permitted to be Provided in Qualified Defined Benefit Plans

May 11, 2007 — Council Letter to Department of Energy on Contractor Pension and Medical Benefits Cost Challenges

May 11, 2007 — Group Letter to DOE on Contractor Benefits Costs

Official Source Documents

October 30, 2007 — McCullough v. Aegon (IA Northern District)

November 15, 2011 — Ten reasons to doubt PBGC's reported deficit
November 14, 2011 — Forthcoming PBGC deficit announcement a "non-event"
September 15, 2011 — Employer-sponsored retirement plans play vital role in ensuring national, personal financial security
July 29, 2011 — Proposals to increase PBGC premiums on companies based on flawed assumptions about agency's 'deficit'
January 25, 2011 — State of the Union address expected to address health care law, proposals to reduce the federal debt and deficit
December 1, 2010 — Strengthened communication between PBGC, its customers essential for encouraging voluntary pension plan system
September 14, 2010 — Council testimony: employer retirement plan sponsors play critical role in providing lifetime income security
June 24, 2010 — Council applauds passage of pension funding relief; long-term solutions critical for retirement security
May 28, 2010 — Passage of pension funding relief a crucial step toward economic recovery, but long-term solutions still needed
May 19, 2010 — Council urges support for pension 'swaps' amendment to Senate financial services reform legislation
April 15, 2010 — Obama Administration support for funding relief a promising sign for defined benefit plan sponsors
March 24, 2010 — With Multi-Billion Dollar Pension Funding Deadline Fast Approaching, Business and Labor Prepare for Hard Hit
March 9, 2010 — Senate pension funding relief measure saves jobs, but more work remains
February 19, 2010 — New video calls on Congress to act on pension funding relief
February 12, 2010 — Dropping pension funding relief provisions from jobs bill a serious mistake, will cost jobs and slow economic recovery
February 11, 2010 — Council applauds inclusion of pension funding relief provisions in Senate jobs legislation
February 4, 2010 — Pension funding relief legislation needed now
February 2, 2010 — Congressman Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) to join with business & labor leaders to highlight urgent need for action on overlooked bipartisan issue
February 1, 2010 — Council commends president's focus on retirement saving, urges investment in employer-sponsored benefits system
January 28, 2010 — Council urges bipartisan approach to health care reform, retirement savings, pension funding relief as part of economy, jobs strategy
November 13, 2009 — PBGC deficit underscores need for funding relief
October 30, 2009 — Council research report: pension funding relief critically necessary to preserve jobs, promote economic recovery
October 29, 2009 — Council urges HELP Committee to provide pension relief, will unveil jobs report at October 30 media briefing
October 27, 2009 — Council applauds Pomeroy-Tiberi pension funding bill, will unveil jobs report at October 30 media briefing
October 1, 2009 — Defined benefit pension plan relief critically needed, advice legislation should protect existing arrangements
July 21, 2009 — Companies taking steps to weather economic challenges, maintain successful employer-sponsored retirement system
June 24, 2009 — Council applauds Chairman Miller for inclusion of defined benefit funding relief provisions in retirement savings legislation, applauds Rep. Pomeroy for development of comprehensive relief measure
May 20, 2009 — Record PBGC deficit requires Congressional action to strengthen defined benefit pension plan system
March 31, 2009 — Council lauds IRS defined benefit pension guidance
March 24, 2009 — Council expresses support for Savings Recovery Act
December 11, 2008 — Council applauds House passage of pension relief
December 11, 2008 — Council commends Senate on passage of pension relief
November 5, 2008 — Council reacts to Democratic presidential, congressional victories
October 29, 2008 — Council's 10-point plan aids retirement savings, promotes economic recovery, protects jobs
October 22, 2008 — Council outlines 10-point plan to address challenges threatening employer-sponsored retirement plans
October 20, 2008 — Council to unveil plan to address retirement security concerns created by current economic turmoil at Wednesday, October 22, media briefing
October 7, 2008 — Council: employer-sponsored retirement system designed to weather economic challenges
October 3, 2008 — Council available to comment on employee benefits provisions of economic rescue bill
August 4, 2008 — Council: IRS must address critical transition issues in proposed minimum required funding regulations
July 10, 2008 — Survey: employee retirement brings new challenges
June 3, 2008 — Accurate revenue estimates needed for retirement policy
May 29, 2008 — Council testifies before IRS: asset smoothing critical for defined benefit plan sponsors
February 19, 2008 — Council applauds new PBGC investment strategy
November 15, 2007 — Council welcomes PBGC deficit improvement but urges changes to calculation methods
November 8, 2007 — 'Safe and Sound' retirement goals include raising financial literacy, expanding coverage
July 12, 2007 — Council urges additional DOL guidance for pension plan providers complying with benefits statement rules
May 3, 2007 — Macey: modifications to Pension Protection Act necessary to avoid unintended consequences
January 23, 2007 — Council encouraged by improved pension funding, but still troubled by demise of defined benefit plans
November 15, 2006 — Council welcomes PBGC deficit reduction announcement but urges changes to calculation of deficit
November 7, 2006 — Congressional election outcomes could have major effect on employee benefits
September 29, 2006 — FASB releases pension and retiree health accounting statement; Council experts available to comment
August 16, 2006 — President to sign pension reform legislation; Council experts available to comment
August 3, 2006 — Pension bill a 'mixed bag' for employers, employees
July 29, 2006 — Council experts available to comment on pension reform legislation
July 19, 2006 — Council experts to brief media on pension reform legislation
June 22, 2006 — Suspension of DOE procurement policy gives pension bill negotiators new opportunity to craft predictable funding rules
March 20, 2006 — News Briefing Reminder: Council experts to brief media on defined contribution, hybrid, multiemployer plan, retirement law permanency, and health provisions of pension reform legislation
March 16, 2006 — Council experts to brief media on defined contribution, hybrid, multiemployer plan, retirement law permanency, and health provisions of pension reform legislation
January 5, 2006 — Council available to comment on pension system developments after IBM announcement