Research Papers

(Prepared by the American Benefits Council unless otherwise noted)

June 17, 2015

Magnifying A 2020 Vision: A Closer Look at Selected Proposals to Strengthen Employer-Sponsored Health Benefits

September 23, 2014

A 2020 Vision: Flexibility and the Future of Employee Benefits

June 23, 2014

Further PBGC Premium Increases Pose Greatest Threat to Pension System

(prepared by Quantria Strategies, LLC, for the American Benefits Council)

December 4, 2013

Our Strong Retirement System: An American Success Story

(prepared by the staffs of the American Benefits Council, the American Council of Life Insurers and the Investment Company Institute)

March 16, 2010

Assessing the Coverage and Budgetary Implications of Legislation Modifying the Deductibility of Retiree Drug Spending Eligible for Subsidies

(prepared for the Council by the Moran Company during congressional consideration of health care reform legislation)

October 30, 2009

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

(prepared for the Council by Optimal Benefit Strategies, LLC)

January 12, 2009

Condition Critical: Ten Prescriptions for Reforming Health Care Quality, Cost and Coverage

June 2, 2008

Revenue Estimates and Retirement Policy: The Need to Consider Present-Value Estimates of Changes in Tax Policy

September 23, 2005

Promises to Keep: The True Nature of the Risks to the Defined Benefit Pension System

(prepared for the Council by Mary Schmitt and John O'Hare of Optimal Benefit Strategies, LLC)

February 17, 2005

Funding our Future: A Safe and Sound Approach to Defined Benefit Pension Plan Funding Reform

June 9, 2004

Safe and Sound: A Ten-Year Plan for Promoting Personal Financial Security

May 26, 2004

Pensions at the Precipice: The Multiple Threats Facing our Nation's Defined Benefit Pension System

March 11, 2002

A Flexible Workforce: The changing face and the changing pace of today's worker — an employer perspective

February 26, 2001

Taking Stock in Employee Benefits: The Democratization of Broad-Based Stock Plans — An Employer Perspective

April 6, 2000

Looking to the Future: A New Perspective on the Social Security Problem

August 1999

Stretching the Pension Dollar: Improving U.S. Retirement Security and National Saving by Enhancing Employer-Based Pension Plans

(Prepared by Watson Wyatt Worldwide for APPWP and the American Council for Capital Formation)

June 8, 1998

What is Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander: ERISA, Federal Employee Health Benefits Act and Medicare Claims Denial and Appeals Procedures and Remedies

September, 1991

Gridlock Revisited: On the Road Toward Pension Simplification

September, 1991

Return on Investment: Pensions Are How America Saves

January, 1991

Second Opinion: Employers Can Make Managed Care Work

May, 1990

Benefits Bargain: Why We Should Not Tax Employee Benefit Plans

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September, 1989

Gridlock: Pension Law in Crisis and The Road to Simplification