Quality & Transparency

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Quality Affordable Health Care Is Within Our Reach

Annette Guarisco Fildes, ERIC's President and CEO, with David Lansky, President and CEO of the Pacific Business Group on Health, wrote an op-ed for Morning Consult where they discussed the importance of value-based health care … More

protected content Paid Sick Leave State Law Chart

ERIC has developed a new chart that captures current state laws on paid sick leave… More

protected content Doc Fix passes just in the Nick of Time

Late last night the Senate passed the “doc fix” with only minutes to spare to avoid a 21% payment cut to doctors treating Medicare patients. The vote was an amazingly strong 92-8; most of the opposition to the bill apparently was assuaged by consideration of six amendments (three by Republicans and three by Democrats) – all of which failed – that would have repealed the Affordable Care Act (ACA), extended the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) by four years instead of two… More

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 Review of Health Provisions Included in President Obama’s FY 2016 Budget

Today the president released his proposed budget ideas for Fiscal Year 2016, which starts this coming October 1. From my vantage point … More

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Government Reports

protected content Review of Health Provisions Included in President Obama’s FY 2016 Budget

Today the president released his proposed budget ideas for Fiscal Year 2016, which starts this coming October 1. From my vantage point … More

protected content HHS Secretary Burwell Sets Value-Based Goals for Medicare Payments

Yesterday HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell announced a concrete goal near and dear to the hearts of many large employers: moving Medicare payments away from fee-for-service and towards paying for delivery of health care services on the basis of value and care coordination. … More

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ERISA Advisory Council Offers Recommendations on Lifetime Income, PBM Disclosure, and Outsourcing Plan Services

The ERISA Advisory Council recently presented its recommendations to the Department of Labor (DOL) on the topics it studied in 2014, which included facilitating lifetime plan participation, whether to extend DOL’s service provider fee disclosure regulation to pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), and outsourcing employee benefit plan services.… More

Senate Finance Committee Seeking Ideas to Improve Health Care Transparency

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and former Chairman and Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-IA) released a letter urging all stakeholders to submit to the committee ideas that will enhance the availability and utility of health care data, while maintaining and protecting patient privacy. … More

ONC Releases Paper Outlining 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology recently released a paper outlining a 10-year plan to achieve an interoperable health IT infrastructure. … 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 Review of Health Provisions Included in President Obama’s FY 2016 Budget

Today the president released his proposed budget ideas for Fiscal Year 2016, which starts this coming October 1. From my vantage point … More

Senate Finance Committee Seeking Ideas to Improve Health Care Transparency

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and former Chairman and Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-IA) released a letter urging all stakeholders to submit to the committee ideas that will enhance the availability and utility of health care data, while maintaining and protecting patient privacy. … 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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Policy Briefs

Overview of the Final Health Care Reform Law

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

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Press Releases

ERIC to DOL: Reduce the Regulatory Burden

ERIC News Release For Immediate Release: April 14, 2011 Washington, D.C. -- The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) on April 8 submitted… More

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Regulatory Documents

protected content Agencies Release FAQs on 2014 Summaries of Benefits and Coverage Requirements

The Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services on April 23 jointly issued Frequently Asked Questions #14 (FAQ #14) addressing the summary of benefits and coverage (SBC) requirements for the 2014 plan year under the Affordable Care Act. … More

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