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Since 1976, The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) has remained the only organization in Washington, DC dedicated exclusively to the employee benefit and compensation interests of America’s largest companies. Learn More

ERIC as part of the Coalition to Protect Retirement launched a national campaign to safeguard retirement savings tax incentives. As part of the launch, the Coalition released a survey showing that Americans overwhelmingly oppose changing tax rules for retirement savings accounts. Learn more

ERIC advocates and supports the strengthening of our voluntary system of retirement benefits that has enabled our members to offer benchmark retirement benefits to their active employees, retirees and their families. Visit ERIC's Retirement Policy Page

ERIC is a highly visible, effective advocate of market-based health care reform and ERISA preemption. We believe that improving the quality, cost-effectiveness, and accessibility of our health care system demands adherence to market principles that have made possible the success of major employer plans. Visit ERIC's Health Policy Page

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Statement by ERIC President and CEO Annette Guarisco Fildes on EEOC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Application of the ADA to Employer Wellness Programs

“Employer-sponsored wellness plans are an essential part of the fabric of employer health coverage and are one of the few mechanisms available to large employers to promote the health of employees and hold down the ever-rising cost of medical coverage. … More

Supreme Court health care reform case has wide-ranging implications

Gretchen Young, ERIC’s senior vice president of health policy was quoted in a recent Business Insurance article Supreme Court health… More

ERIC Urges Senate Finance Committee and Congress to Use Caution when Considering Changes to Employer-Sponsored Retirement Systems

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted comments to the Senate Finance Committee on retirement tax incentives in the context of comprehensive tax reform. The national trade association, focused solely on advocating for the employee benefits and compensation interests of large employers, encouraged the Committee and Congress to proceed with caution when considering any possible major changes to the very successful employer-sponsored retirement system.… More

ERIC Urges Sixth Circuit to Apply “Ordinary Principles of Contract Interpretation” Concerning Vesting of Retiree Health Benefits

The ERISA Industry Committee filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit urging the court to apply “ordinary principles of contract interpretation” involving vesting of retiree health benefits following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett. … More

Tax Reform History: Do the Elements that Came Together in 1986 Exist in 2015?

On February 10, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on how things came together back in 1986, enabling a divided Congress and the President to enact into law the Tax Reform Act of 1986 (TRA 86). Then (as now) hordes of Washington insiders said it could not be done and more than once declared the exercise dead. Can the political and policy stars align again in 2015/2016, as they did in 1986?… More

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