Congress Must Act to Protect Health Care Benefits

For Immediate Release

Washington, DC – The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) joined with more than 30 business organizations to call on Congress to protect access to health care for millions of Americans during and after the COVID-19 crisis.

“Congress must act to protect the health care benefits of all American workers and families, during this pandemic and beyond,” said Annette Guarisco Fildes, President and CEO of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC). “By reducing health care prices and expanding its value and accessibility well beyond the crisis, employers and their employees will be better protected from abusive practices, rising costs, and loss of health coverage, today and in the future.”

The letter included recommendations to ensure employees and their families can continue to access high quality, affordable health care:

• Providing affordable coverage in the immediate and longer-term
• Ensuring access to primary care clinicians
• Stopping price gouging and protecting patients from surprise bills
• Mitigating risk in the health insurance market

Click here to read the letter.


All media inquiries to The ERISA Industry Committee should be directed to:

Kelly Broadway, 202.627.1918,

About the ERISA Industry Committee
ERIC is a national advocacy organization that exclusively represents large employers that provide health, retirement, paid leave, and other benefits to their nationwide workforces. With member companies that are leaders in every sector of the economy, ERIC advocates on the federal, state, and local levels for policies that promote flexibility and uniformity in the administration of their employee benefit plans.