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Membership Benefits

Membership in the American Benefits Council is an investment in sensible, forward-thinking employee benefits policy that can pay for itself many times over.

The Benefits of Membership

When your company becomes a member, there are no additional charges for any Council services besides the one annual membership dues investment. Individuals associated with their employer’s membership can take advantage of all Council benefits.


Council services are designed to benefit you.


Live Webinars & Archive

Members are invited to timely webinars on key employee benefits topics and have full access to past webinar resources and recordings. These sessions may also provide you with continuing education credits.

Council Publications

Membership includes access to original Council publications written exclusively for our members. From news to detailed analyses, the Council covers legislative, regulatory and judiciary developments specifically geared to benefits professionals.

Instant Access to Info on Issues

Get full access to a library of bills, regulations, summaries, position papers, comment letters, talking points and more on developing and past benefits issues.

“American Benefits Council is the go-to resource for keeping up to date on legislative and regulatory benefits issues."
– Tresia Franklin, Hallmark

Full Access to Policy Staff

The Council’s policy staff is available to all associate members and will work with your team’s unique needs. Click here to view our staff list.

Benefits Compliance Center

Membership includes access to a toll-free helpline where Council staff will be able to assist members with compliance challenges and address any questions on existing or new laws and regulations.

Representation in Washington

The Council staff represent you and the plan sponsor community in all branches of the government. Your government affairs staff frequently team with our advocacy colleagues in visits to Capitol Hill and in various benefits coalitions. We also update your Washington DC associates on benefits policy issues on a regular basis through in-person meetings.

“The Council has fought tirelessly on issues important to our company on Capitol Hill, at the regulatory agencies and through amicus briefs.”
– Cliff York, BP

Member-Only Events

Members are invited to a variety of free forums, committees and task forces to meet and discuss current trends with fellow benefits professionals.

Global Benefits

The Council hosts activities and provides resources addressing international benefits because we understand the complexities in design and operational challenges for multinational companies. Council membership includes a partner membership program with the International Employee Benefits Association (IEBA).

Continuing Education

Continuing education credit verification is available as we are an approved sponsor for many legal, benefits, and actuarial certifications and accreditations.

Benchmarking Surveys

Informal benchmarking surveys offer members an on-time look at what others are providing or considering in their plan designs and the possible impact of relevant legislation or regulation.

"I find unmistakable value in the information sharing and informal benchmarking that takes place among top U.S. and multinational plan sponsors, extending even to international benefits matters.”
– Fred Thiele, Microsoft


How Membership Works

Membership is corporate. Each organization has a primary Main Member, while all company colleagues who hold benefits responsibilities are associate members. There is no “per head” charge beyond the annual membership investment. We encourage companies to include all employees from their human resources, finance, legal, government affairs or any other departments who have benefits or compensation responsibilities. This includes all business locations and offices worldwide.


Need Further Information?

Bring Council membership benefits to your company through this concise letter you can submit to corporate decision makers. Membership FAQs are available to answer any further questions you may have.