Coalition on Benefits

ERISA Makes Employer-Sponsored Benefits Possible

Maintaining the ERISA federal framework is a priority.

Approximately 175 million Americans have health, retirement and other valuable benefits provided by their employer under a nationally uniform framework established by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). This uniform framework is the backbone of the employer-based health care system because it allows employers to maintain national benefit plans, which provide employees comprehensive, affordable plan options. Preserving employers’ ability to offer and maintain uniform and affordable benefit plans across the country is key to preserving the employer-sponsored benefits system.