State Mandates

State Mandate Action Program™

An interactive resource for emerging state and local legislation and advocacy

In addition to our work at the federal level, ERIC works tirelessly on the state and local levels to advocate on behalf of large employer plan sponsors that have operations in multiple states. As states and localities have become more aggressive in mandating employee benefits through new laws and regulations, it has become difficult for large employer plan sponsors to maintain compliance with each one.

Created in 2015, ERIC's State Mandate Action Program™ is a one-of-a-kind interactive resource that provides ERIC members with real-time, actionable information on current and emerging state and local laws and regulations.

ERIC provides members with three layers of support:

  • Knowledge: Updated charts, maps, and explanations of existing state and local laws on eight state-focused employee benefits topics affecting large employers
  • Foresight: Alerts and up-to-the-minute details on proposed new rules that would change how you offer benefits or comply with state laws
  • Action: Advocacy and outreach to shape state and local rules to reduce or eliminate mandates, taxes and compliance burdens

The State Mandate Action Program™ is free for ERIC members, giving them access to critical reports on current laws and regulations, proposed bills and rules, and their status in the various legislatures.

Members can generate maps and reports on eight specific topics identified by member companies:

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Biologics/Biosimilars Implementation

Assessments on Payers

State Innovation Waivers

Retirement & Compensation
Paid Sick Leave

Paid Family and Medical Leave

State-Run Retirement Plans

Minimum Wage

Working For You in the States
Thanks to the State Mandate Action Program™ and the collaboration of our members, ERIC has been able to wage successful advocacy efforts to prevent the erosion of ERISA preemption at the state level. To read more about ERIC’s substantial impact on state and local policymaking, click here.

More State Resources
Along with State Mandate Action Program™, ERIC provides additional state-related resources, including charts of existing laws, slides and detailed information from state-focused webinars, and monthly newsletters. View more state resources here.


Please share with us the issues that matter most to you and how we can tailor ERIC’s State Mandate Action Program™ to best meet your needs.


Dillon Clair
(202) 627-1917