Reporting and Disclosure

Updates

Employer Groups Call for Suspension of Tax Assessments and Repeal of the Employer Mandate

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) joined a number of employer trade associations to call upon the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Internal Revenue Service to end the illegal enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate… More

protected content Alert: Massachusetts Governor Submits Request for Relief

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker recently submitted a Request for Transition Relief from Employer Shared Responsibility Requirements to Secretaries Mnuchin and Price of the Departments of the Treasury and Health and Human Services, respectively. The Governor is seeking an extension of the transition relief of the ACA’s employer shared responsibility payments under § 4980H and reporting requirements of § 6056… More

protected content BCRA, 6055 Reporting, Wellness, MHP, and More

TGIF! I hope you all enjoyed this short work week – it doesn’t sound like Congress did. Nope, they were busy getting mobbed in their states and districts by ACA supporters… More

The DOL Must Modernize: How Old Rules Are Hurting Benefit Plans & Participants

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today testified before the Department of Labor’s (DOL) ERISA Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans about streamlining and eliminating unnecessary disclosure requirements placed on health and retirement plan sponsors… More

ERIC Testimony on the Health Plan Identifier

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), the only national association that advocates exclusively for large employers on health, retirement, and compensation public policies at the federal, state, and local levels, calls on the NCVHS to recommend that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) immediately halt the implementation of the HPID requirements and clarify that an HPID will not be required for HIPAA standard transaction purposes or for any other regulatory purpose, and that any new requirements should not be applied in the employer-sponsored self-insured group health plan market… More

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ERIC Surveys

protected content ERIC Releases Results of Poll on Upcoming HHS Requirement for Group Health Plans

ERIC today released the results of a poll of its members regarding the requirement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that large health plans obtain health plan identifiers (HPIDs) by November 5, 2014. … More

ERIC Polls Large Employers on ACA Exchange Notices

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today released the results of a poll of its members regarding the new Exchange reporting requirements. Over half of ERIC members responded to the poll… More

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Legislative Documents

protected content What to Do with the ACA?  Review of Republican Alternative

Three Congressional Republicans, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), and Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on February 5 released a narrative of their ideas for an alternative to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). … More

protected content Pop up IRS ACA Guidance and House Passes Bill Repealing Medical Device Tax

Yesterday was a Big Day on the Health Front – three new IRS notices and House-only repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) excise tax on medical devices. … More

protected content Senate Fails to Advance Legislation to Address Hobby Lobby Decision

The Senate on July 16 failed to overcome a procedural hurdle to move forward on legislation that seeks to counter the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. … More

Key Health Care Reform Legislative Documents (H.R. 3590 and H.R. 4872)

The House and Senate on March 25, 2010, approved the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (H.R. 4872), the "sidecar" reconciliation… More

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Letters to Agencies

Employer Groups Call for Suspension of Tax Assessments and Repeal of the Employer Mandate

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) joined a number of employer trade associations to call upon the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Internal Revenue Service to end the illegal enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate… More

ERIC Asks Treasury Department for 60 Day Delay in Furnishing Deadline

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted comments to the U.S. Treasury Department requesting at least a 60-day delay in the furnishing deadline… More

ERIC Files Comment Letter on Draft Forms and Instructions for ACA Reporting

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) recently filed comments with the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service on the draft forms and instructions for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting requirements applicable to health plan coverage offered under employer-sponsored plans. … More

ERIC Files Comment Letter on DOL’s COBRA Notices

ERIC filed a comment letter today with the Department of Labor (DOL) on its proposed regulations which would remove the COBRA model notices from the regulations. The DOL has indicated that it plans to post the model notices on its website instead. … More

ERIC Recommends that IRS Further Simplify ACA Employer Information-Reporting Requirements before Treasury/IRS Hearing

Richard Stover, Principal and Consulting Actuary of Buck Consultants (a Xerox Company), testified today on behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) before a joint Treasury Department and IRS hearing on proposed regulations under the Affordable Care Act on information reporting by large employers on health coverage. … More

ERIC Urges IRS to Further Simplify ACA Employer Information-Reporting Requirements

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today filed comments urging the IRS to further revise and simplify the proposed regulations concerning reporting requirements applicable to health insurance coverage offered under employer-sponsored plans. … More

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Letters to Congress

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

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Press Releases

Employer Groups Call for Suspension of Tax Assessments and Repeal of the Employer Mandate

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) joined a number of employer trade associations to call upon the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Internal Revenue Service to end the illegal enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate… More

The DOL Must Modernize: How Old Rules Are Hurting Benefit Plans & Participants

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today testified before the Department of Labor’s (DOL) ERISA Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans about streamlining and eliminating unnecessary disclosure requirements placed on health and retirement plan sponsors… More

Changes to Form 5500 Open Employers Up to Litigation & Participants May See Increase in Fees

ERIC submitted comments on the proposed amendments to the annual reporting and disclosure requirements for plan sponsors via Form 5500 to the Department of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation… More

ERIC Helps to Delay 2015 Information Reporting Requirements

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), the only national association advocating solely for the employee benefit and compensation interests of America’s largest employers, is pleased the U.S. Treasury Department is providing employers and employees with a 60-day delay for the 2015 information reporting requirements… More

ERIC Files Comment Letter on Draft Forms and Instructions for ACA Reporting

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) recently filed comments with the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service on the draft forms and instructions for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting requirements applicable to health plan coverage offered under employer-sponsored plans. … More

ERIC Releases Results of Poll on Upcoming HHS Requirement for Group Health Plans

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today released the results of a poll of its members regarding the requirement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that large health plans obtain health plan identifiers (HPIDs) by November 5, 2014.… More

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 Recommends that IRS Further Simplify ACA Employer Information-Reporting Requirements before Treasury/IRS Hearing

Richard Stover, Principal and Consulting Actuary of Buck Consultants (a Xerox Company), testified today on behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) before a joint Treasury Department and IRS hearing on proposed regulations under the Affordable Care Act on information reporting by large employers on health coverage. … More

ERIC Urges IRS to Further Simplify ACA Employer Information-Reporting Requirements

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today filed comments urging the IRS to further revise and simplify the proposed regulations concerning reporting requirements applicable to health insurance coverage offered under employer-sponsored plans. … More

ERIC Polls Large Employers on ACA Exchange Notices

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today released the results of a poll of its members regarding the new Exchange reporting requirements. Over half of ERIC members responded to the poll… More

ERIC Statement on Obama Administration Announcing Delay of the Employer Shared-Responsibility Reporting Requirements and Penalties

Washington, D.C. -- Statement by Gretchen Young, ERIC Senior Vice President for Health Policy: “We applaud the Administration for listening to the business community and announcing last night that it is delaying until 2015 the employer shared-responsibility reporting requirements and penalties under the Affordable Care Act. … More

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Testimony

The DOL Must Modernize: How Old Rules Are Hurting Benefit Plans & Participants

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today testified before the Department of Labor’s (DOL) ERISA Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans about streamlining and eliminating unnecessary disclosure requirements placed on health and retirement plan sponsors… More

ERIC Testimony on the Health Plan Identifier

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), the only national association that advocates exclusively for large employers on health, retirement, and compensation public policies at the federal, state, and local levels, calls on the NCVHS to recommend that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) immediately halt the implementation of the HPID requirements and clarify that an HPID will not be required for HIPAA standard transaction purposes or for any other regulatory purpose, and that any new requirements should not be applied in the employer-sponsored self-insured group health plan market… More

ERIC Recommends that IRS Further Simplify ACA Employer Information-Reporting Requirements before Treasury/IRS Hearing

Richard Stover, Principal and Consulting Actuary of Buck Consultants (a Xerox Company), testified today on behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) before a joint Treasury Department and IRS hearing on proposed regulations under the Affordable Care Act on information reporting by large employers on health coverage. … More

More Testimony