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ERIC Urges HHS to Rule That Self-Funded Plans Should Not Be Subject to HIPAA Certification Requirements

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) on April 3 urged the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to modify proposed rules that would require employer group health plans to certify compliance with standards and operating rules adopted under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) for certain electronic transactions. … More

ERIC Offers Recommendations on Proposed Changes to Excepted Benefits Definition

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) on March 7 offered a series of recommendations to make sure that plan sponsors may continue to make their employee assistance programs available to all of their employees. … More

ERIC Urges Treasury to Expand Options and Provide Permanent Nondiscrimination Relief for Closed Defined Benefit Plans

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted comments to the Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) urging the Agencies to provide permanent relief and additional options for frozen defined benefit plans to satisfy the nondiscrimination testing requirements under the Internal Revenue Code.… More

ERIC Expresses Concern with Ways & Means Committee Chairman Camp’s Tax Reform Discussion Draft

ERIC President and CEO Scott Macey today made the following statement in response to the release of a tax reform “discussion draft” by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI)… More

ERIC Urges Supreme Court to Apply Presumption of Prudence in Plans with Company Stock

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) on February 3 filed (with other trade associations) with the U.S. Supreme Court an amicus brief in the Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer case, urging the Court to apply the presumption of prudence at the pleading stage of a lawsuit. … More

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