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About Us

​​​​The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to providing the diverse employee benefits community with objective, solution-oriented education, research and information.

The International Foundation delivers research findings, education and networking opportunities to thousands of benefits professionals who rely on us for objective, accurate and timely information. 

We invite you to discover what makes the International Foundation different—and how we work hard to provide our members with the latest time-saving solutions to ensure the health and financial security of plan beneficiaries worldwide. Join the International Foundation today. 

About Our Members




Individual members

25 million

Individuals across the U.S. and Canada impacted by the reach of International Foundation members

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United States

86% of members overall
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14% of members overall
Multiemployer Plans
2,126 Organizational
14,369 Individual

Also known as Taft-Hartley plans in the U.S., these benefit plans are the result of a collectively bargained plan to which more than one employer contributes and typically involve one or more local unions.

Industries represented: Construction-dominated, also hospitality/service, entertainment

Example roles/titles: Trustee, Labor Relations Director, Executive Director, Fund Administrator, Business Manager, Training Coordinator, Secretary-Treasurer

379 Organizational
2,140 Individual
Corporate Sponsor Plans
2,050 Organizational
5,683 Individual

These are benefit plans maintained by one employer.

Industries represented: Wide-ranging—technology, retail, energy, manufacturing

Example roles/titles: Benefits Manager, Director of Health Care Strategy, Senior Director of Human Resources, Director of Global Benefits, Director of Retirement Services, Benefits Analyst, Vice President, Director of Compensation and Benefits

253 Organizational
809 Individual
Public Employer Plans
514 Organizational
2,749 Individual

These are benefit plans established for employees of a federal, state, provincial and/or local government as well as those who work for publicly funded organizations such as police or fire systems, school systems and universities.

Systems represented: State, provincial and local systems; school systems; safety (police and fire) systems

Example roles/titles: Executive Director, Director Health Care, Director Member Benefits, Chief Investment Officer, Trustee, Board Member, City Manager, Plan Administrator

110 Organizational
835 Individual
Service Providers
1,013 Organizational
2,999 Individual

Sometimes referred to as a professional, any specialty or advisory profession that provides a service to a benefit plan is considered a service provider.

Types of providers: Accountants, actuaries, attorneys, consultants, brokers, agents, third-party administrators

Example roles/titles: Principal, Partner, Chief Executive Officer, Consulting Actuary, Attorney, Of Counsel, Vice President, CPA, CFO, Controller, Shareholder, Managing Partner

158 Organizational
563 Individual

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