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Government Watch: Featured Letters

Featured AARP correspondence to lawmakers and regulators

Recent AARP correspondence to lawmakers and regulators:

AARP Files Comments to the EEOC Concerning Wellness Programs

January 2016: AARP sent a comment letter to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) concerning wellness programs.  AARP has consistently and actively participated in policy discussions by the EEOC regarding the application of the civil rights laws to wellness programs, including by filing extensive comments in response to the EEOC’s recently proposed regulations changing the treatment of wellness programs under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Now, the EEOC is proposing substantial changes in its treatment of wellness programs under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA).  AARP appreciates this opportunity to offer our comments on this important issue. (PDF).

AARP Urges Both the House and Senate to take steps to avoid default on our national debt

October 2015:  AARP writes to urge that you take steps to avoid default on our national debt without risking benefits for current Social Security and Medicare beneficiaries or the health of our fragile economy. (Senate - PDF) (House - PDF)

AARP Files Comments to the U.S. Department of Labor Concerning Best Interest Exemption

July 2015: The proposed exemption permits financial entities (including companies, independent brokers or agents) to receive compensation when they provide investment advice to retirement investors, if the investment advice provided is in the best interest of the retirement investor. (PDF)

AARP Files Comments with the U.S. Department of Labor Concerning Conflict of Interest Rule

July 2015: AARP filed comments supporting the protection of over 82 million households that count on employer-sponsored plans, individual retirement accounts (IRAs), or both, for their retirement security. (PDF)

AARP Applauds Congress' Efforts to Come Together, On a Bipartisan Basis, to Replace the Flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR)

March 2015: AARP sent a letter to the House of Representatives applauding Congress' efforts to come together, on a bipartisan basis, to permanently replace the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR). (PDF)

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