About ERIC

The Leading Voice for Large Plan Sponsors

Mission: The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) is the only national association that advocates exclusively for large employers on employee benefit public policies at the federal, state, and local levels. Since 1976, ERIC has represented solely the perspective of large employer plan sponsors, defending their ability to tailor health, retirement, and compensation benefits for millions of their employees, retirees, and families. ERIC fights against employer taxes, mandates, and compliance burdens, while advocating for policies that allow employers to offer benefits effectively, efficiently, and uniformly across the country. 


ERIC’s policy expertise spans all three levels of government – federal, state, and local. On the federal level, ERIC is recognized by Congress, the White House, federal agencies, the courts, and the media as a respected, leading voice for the large employer community. By working aggressively at the state and local levels, as new legislation and regulations are proposed, ERIC provides a comprehensive view of the impact of employee benefits public policy on the national economy and employers operating in those localities, and advocates for flexibility to offer voluntary benefits without state and local interference.

As a forum exclusively devoted to large employers, ERIC is an invaluable community for members to understand and act on opportunities to shape employee benefit public policies impacting their ability to design benefit programs and comply with rules and regulations. In a time when employee benefit plans are constantly under fire, the collective viewpoint of ERIC's large employer-only membership perspective is regularly cited by policymakers as a deciding factor.

For an Overview of ERIC Membership, please click here.