Who We Are/What We Do

The ERISA Industry Committee is the only national association that advocates exclusively for large employers on health, retirement, and compensation public policies at the federal, state, and local levels.

Since 1976, ERIC has been the influential voice of large employers in the United States, successfully advocating on key employee benefits issues. ERIC is recognized by Congress, the White House, federal agencies, state governments, the media, and the courts as the go-to source for information, advice and counsel on employee benefit public policies impacting large employers.

Who We Are

ERIC membership is exclusively for large employers (at least 10,000 employees).  ERIC membership is corporate and all interested individuals at a member company receive membership benefits for one flat fee.

ERIC members are executives at large employers who are:

  • Responsible for employee benefit design, administration and/or compliance,
  • In-house ERISA legal counsel, or
  • In corporate government relations

What We Do

ERIC actively advocates on members’ behalf at the federal, state, and local level – responding to the rising trend of states and localities becoming more aggressive in imposing mandates on employers. 

ERIC exclusively advocates on behalf of plan sponsors to support their efforts to design, administer, comply with, and pay for employee benefits, not for the interests of vendors providing services to plan sponsors.

ERIC provides members with the opportunity to engage securely with peers at other large employers who face similar challenges providing benefits to thousands of employees across many states. At ERIC’s in-person meetings, members also directly engage with policymakers drafting the rules that affect employee benefit plans.

ERIC provides members with timely information and opportunities to take action through its webinars, email alerts, and conference calls. Additionally, ERIC’s State Mandate Action Program gives members real-time, actionable information about employee benefits legislation and regulations at the state and local level. 

Find more information on membership, or contact Deborah Chin, Senior Vice President for Strategic Development, at dchin@eric.org or (202) 627-1915.