Industry Groups

About Employee Benefits - U.K

American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries 
The American Society of Pension Actuaries, founded in 1966, is a national professional society consisting of actuaries, consultants, administrators and other benefits professionals. Its 3,000 members provide services to approximately 30 percent of the qualified retirement plans in the United States. A major part of ASPPA's purpose is to preserve and enhance the private pension system as part of the development of a cohesive and coherent national retirement income policy.

The American Benefits Council is a public policy organization serving as the preeminent advocate of employer-sponsored benefit programs in Washington, DC.

Australian Employee Ownership Association

Benefits Link
A free nationwide (USA) Internet link to information and services for employers sponsoring employee benefit plans, companies providing products and services for plans, and participating employees.

The Beyster Institute

The Center for Economic and Social Justice
The Center for Economic and Social Justice (CESJ), established in 1984, advances a free enterprise approach to global economic justice, based on the ownership-on-credit concepts of Louis Kelso and other "post-scarcity" thinkers. CESJ is a non-profit, non-partisan, ecumenical, all-volunteer, membership organization. CESJ's educational and research mission is to promote binary economics, the moral principles underlying ESOPs, and structural monetary and tax reforms that encourage "capital homesteading" and "value-based management" through vehicles like ESOPs and community investment corporations.

The Employers Council on Flexible Compensation
The Employers Council on Flexible Compensation was established to create and maintain the most favorable legislative, regulatory and public opinion environment for flexible compensation.

Employee Benefit Research Institute
Committed to original public policy research and education on economic security and employee benefits, EBRI focuses on advancing the public's, the media's, and policymaker's knowledge and understanding of employee benefits and their importance to our nation's economy. On these topics, EBRI is the most authoritative and respected research organization in the nation.

The Employee Ownership Foundation
The Employee Ownership Foundation was formed in 1997 as a Public 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, non-lobbying entity whose purpose is to raise funds to implement programs which will raise the level of awareness worldwide of the benefits of employee ownership. Employee Ownership is an extraordinary opportunity for ordinary people to improve their stake in life, to create a better quality of life for themselves and their families, and to add value to the company they own. Mission Statement: “The Employee Ownership Foundation exists to promote the entrepreneurial power of widespread employee ownership. The Foundation will obtain resources to teach the value of employee ownership and, thereby, strengthen our economic system.

The ERISA Industry Committee
The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) is an association of America's largest employers committed to the advancement of voluntary retirement, health care coverage, and other employee benefit plans. ERIC's mission is to promote policies necessary for its members' employee benefit plans to flourish and is the only organization in the nation's capital that represents exclusively the employee benefits interest of America's largest employers. ERIC actively advocates the interests of major employers before Congress, regulatory agencies and the courts; educate policy makers and the public about the objectives, design and administration of voluntary employee benefit plans; and provide to our members the resources needed to understand and influence national policy.

Employee Share Ownership Centre-U.K.

European Federation Of Employee Shareownership
EFES' objective is to act as the European umbrella organization of employee owners and all persons, companies, trade unions, experts, researchers, institutions, all those people who are looking to promote employee ownership and participation in Europe.

Job Ownership Ltd.  
Job Ownership Ltd (JOL) is the United Kingdom’s association of employee-owned businesses. Founded in 1979, JOL represents employee owned companies, from John Lewis to long-established co-owned companies, to a range of small and medium sized enterprises in a range of sectors.

Kelso Institute

National Association of Stock Plan Professionals
The NASPP is a national organization dedicated to providing its members opportunities for professional and educational enrichment and advancement. They have over 3,000 members whose responsibilities relate, directly or indirectly, to stock plan design and administration. Their membership includes compensation and human resources professionals, stock plan administrators, securities and tax attorneys, accountants, corporate secretaries, transfer agents, brokers, and software vendors.

Ohio Employee Ownership Center 

Plan Sponsor Council of America
Established in 1947, PSCA is a national, non-profit association of 1,200 companies and their 3 million employees. PSCA represents its members' interests to federal policymakers and offers practical, cost-effective assistance with profit sharing and 401(k) plan design, administration, investment, compliance and communication.

Vermont Employee Ownership Center