September 18, 2014

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American Benefits Council to unveil long-term strategic plan at Press Club media briefing

Will set forth vision for health, retirement benefits policy in year 2020

WHO: Janet Boyd, Director of Government Relations, Tax and Benefits, The Dow Chemical Company, and Board Chair, American Benefits Council
Michael Kiely, Vice President, Government Affairs, United Parcel Service James A. Klein, President, American Benefits Council
Lynn Dudley, Senior Vice President, Global Retirement & Compensation Policy, American Benefits Council
Katy Spangler, Senior Vice President, Health Policy, American Benefits Council
WHAT: In a National Press Club "Newsmakers" media briefing on Tuesday, September 23, at 10 a.m. Eastern Time, the American Benefits Council will release A 2020 Vision: Flexibility and the Future of Employee Benefits, setting forth conditions that should be in place by 2020 to enable Americans to achieve personal health and financial well-being.

More than just a vision statement, it includes 46 specific legislative and regulatory policy recommendations for reaching our goals. These recommendations describe, among other things, how to help large employers remain in the health system in light of the Affordable Care Act, how to help individuals save adequately for retirement and how to improve employee benefits regulation.

Council leadership will describe the current (and coming) political environment for employee benefits reform, outline our legislative and regulatory priorities for the short term and explain the health and retirement security implications if the nation fails to achieve these goals.

Printed copies of "A 2020 Vision" will be available at the event. Embargoed copies will be available upon request.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 23, at 10 a.m. Eastern Time
WHERE: This briefing will be held at the National Press Club:
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC
13th Floor, Murrow Room

Please RSVP here.
CONTACT: For other queries, or to schedule an individual interview with Council staff, contact Jason Hammersla, senior director, communications, at jhammersla@abcstaff.org or 202-289-6700.

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The American Benefits Council is the national trade association for companies concerned about federal legislation and regulations affecting all aspects of the employee benefits system. The Council's members represent the entire spectrum of the private employee benefits community and either sponsor directly or administer retirement and health plans covering more than 100 million Americans.