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Why You Should Join

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 Value of Membership

Council membership ensures your company has a voice in shaping state, national and global corporate benefits policy. Our staff work directly with you and on your behalf on all policy aspects of plan design and administration – advocacy, compliance, education, communication, and innovation. Participation in the Council welcomes you into a network of over 440 plan sponsors and service providers who provide retirement, health, compensation, and global benefit programs. Our members represent the entire spectrum of the private employee benefits community and either sponsor directly or administer plans covering more than 100 million Americans.


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From Our Members

“The experienced and knowledgeable staff provides our group with excellent insights on the many complex topics facing employer sponsored employee benefits. I encourage any employer who values thoughtful perspective on these critical subjects to become a member. It is well worth the investment!”
– Tresia Franklin, Hallmark

“At Best Doctors, we rely on accurate and timely policy insight to inform our own corporate strategic direction, as well as deliver impactful solutions to our over 800 clients, and the American Benefits Council offers the best in the business. Not only is the Council staff extremely well informed and connected, but they give us the opportunity to help shape health care policy in a positive way.”
– Ryan Schoenecker, Best Doctors

“The Council has fought tirelessly on issues important to our company on Capitol Hill, at the regulatory agencies and through amicus briefs. Recently, for example, [the Council] worked diligently with Treasury and the IRS over many months to get much needed guidance on the final PPA regulations, which allowed us to avoid disruptive plan changes. And we’ve also benefited from amicus briefs filed by the Council. We see our membership as an exceptional value.”
– Cliff York, BP

"The Council has been instrumental in our ability to navigate through complex legislative and regulatory issues. In particular, the staff’s expertise and insight into rule making surrounding implementation of the Excise Tax on High Cost Health Plans was invaluable during our design process. Their extremely fast and accurate attention to our questions and concerns enabled us to confidently move forward with specific design elements that mitigated the tax’s impact."
– Jeff Mains, AT&T