Telehealth

Updates

protected content Alert: ERIC Submits Comments on North Dakota Telemedicine Legislation

On Thursday, ERIC submitted comments to the North Dakota House Human Services Committee on Senate Bill 2094, which relates to telemedicine… More

ERIC Supports North Dakota Telemedicine Bill

On behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), thank you for accepting input from interested stakeholders as you consider the proposed legislation, Senate Bill 2094, regarding telemedicine… More

ERIC CEO Testifies Before Arkansas Lawmakers on Telemedicine Bill

Annette Guarisco Fildes, President and CEO of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), today testified before the Arkansas House Committee on Public Health, Welfare, and Labor in support of House Bill 1220, legislation to expand access to telemedicine… More

protected content Alert: Telehealth Updates in Washington, Georgia, and Florida

As we’ve discussed, payment parity for telemedicine services is the issue de jour this legislative session, and we wanted to provide you with a brief rundown of some of this month’s activity related to it. The following is a synopsis of telemedicine bills in Washington, Georgia, and Florida.… More

protected content Alert: ERIC Submits Testimony on Washington Telemedicine Payment Parity Bill

Today, ERIC submitted written testimony on Washington Senate Bill 5385, which would require that telemedicine services be reimbursed at the same rate as in-person services… More

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Amicus Briefs

ERIC Files Amicus Brief in Teladoc, Inc. v. Texas Medical Board

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Teladoc, Inc. et al v. Texas Medical Board et al supporting the use of telemedicine… More

protected content Amicus Brief Activity

This page contains filings related to the Teladoc v. Texas Medical Board case… More

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ERIC Surveys

protected content ERIC Member Survey on Paid Sick Leave

ERIC asked our members to complete a survey to help us better understand their companies’ paid sick leave policies… More

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Legislative Documents

ERIC Model Telehealth Legislation

ERIC's telehealth model legislation that is designed to guide policy and government relations staff on core telemedicine issues. Our model legislation is carefully crafted to ensure that legislation encourages access to high-quality telehealth services for our members' employees, their families, and retirees… More

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Letters to Agencies

protected content Alert: ERIC Submits Comments on North Dakota Telemedicine Legislation

On Thursday, ERIC submitted comments to the North Dakota House Human Services Committee on Senate Bill 2094, which relates to telemedicine… More

ERIC Supports North Dakota Telemedicine Bill

On behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), thank you for accepting input from interested stakeholders as you consider the proposed legislation, Senate Bill 2094, regarding telemedicine… More

protected content Alert: Telehealth Updates in Washington, Georgia, and Florida

As we’ve discussed, payment parity for telemedicine services is the issue de jour this legislative session, and we wanted to provide you with a brief rundown of some of this month’s activity related to it. The following is a synopsis of telemedicine bills in Washington, Georgia, and Florida.… More

ERIC Comments on North Dakota Telemedicine Bill

Today, ERIC submitted comments on North Dakota Senate Bill 2094, which would require most telemedicine visits to be performed using both audio and video communication technology… More

ERIC Submits Comments on North Dakota’s Proposed Telemedicine Legislation

On behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), thank you for accepting input from interested stakeholders as you consider the proposed legislation, Senate Bill 2094, regarding telemedicine… More

ERIC Supports Pennsylvania Telehealth Legislation

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submitted testimony to the Pennsylvania State Senate in support of Senate Bill 780 (S. 780)… More

protected content Alert: ERIC Submits Testimony in Support of Pennsylvania Telemedicine Bill

This week, ERIC submitted testimony to the Pennsylvania Senate on Senate Bill 780. This bill was introduced last June and has been slowly making its way through the legislative process, most recently being passed out of the Banking and Insurance Committee in January… More

protected content Alert: ERIC Submits Comments on Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure Proposed Rule

Today, ERIC submitted comments to the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure on a proposed rule to Part 2640 that could impact telemedicine in the state… More

ERIC Submits Comments on Mississippi’s Part 2640 Proposed Rules

On behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), thank you for accepting input from interested stakeholders as you consider the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure proposed rules for Part 2640… More

protected content Alert: ERIC Submits Comments to North Dakota Administrative Rules Committee

On December 4, ERIC submitted comments related to the North Dakota Board of Medicine’s proposed telemedicine rules, which will be reviewed at the State Administrative Rules Committee today… More

ERIC’s Comment Letter on Proposed Telemedicine Rules in North Dakota

On behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), thank you for accepting input from interested stakeholders as you consider the North Dakota Board of Medicine’s proposed rules regarding telemedicine. ERIC is the only national association that advocates exclusively for large employers on health, retirement, and compensation public policies at the federal, state, and local levels. We speak in one voice for our members on their benefit and compensation interests, including many members with employees and retirees in North Dakota… More

Texas Medical Board Moves Forward with Implementing Telemedicine

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted comments to the Texas Medical Board praising it for taking steps to quickly implement the new telemedicine law in the state, including the incorporation of mental health services… More

ERIC Submits Comments on Florida’s Telehealth Advisory Council’s Report of Recommendations

Thank you for accepting comments from interested stakeholders as you develop telehealth rules in Florida… More

ERIC Submits Comments to Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) is pleased that the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (Board) recognizes the potential benefits of telemedicine and welcomes the opportunity to share our enthusiasm and support for leveraging telemedicine to increase access to care… More

ERIC Thanks Wisconsin Medical Examining Board

ERIC thanked the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board for thoughtfully developing its proposed telemedicine rules. ERIC had previously submitted comments urging the Board to not create artificial barriers to access… More

ERIC Submits Comments on Telehealth in Delaware and Arkansas

ERIC submitted comments to the Delaware Board of Speech/Language Pathologists, Audiologists and Hearing Aid Dispensers and the Arkansas State Medical Board… More

ERIC Works to Create Barrier-Free Access to Telehealth

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) is weighing-in with regulatory boards and legislatures to create barrier-free access to telehealth… More

ERIC Submits Comments on Telehealth in Delaware and Louisiana

ERIC submitted comments to the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and to the Delaware Board of Dietetics/Nutrition on proposed telehealth requirements… More

ERIC Submits Comments on Telehealth in Arizona

ERIC submitted comments to the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners (Board). ERIC is extremely active in the rulemaking process for telehealth at the state-level to promote barrier-free and technology neutral telemedicine policies… More

ERIC Expands Efforts to Increase Access to Telehealth

ERIC is expanding its efforts to increase access to telehealth at the state level by submitting written testimony in Delaware and Maine… More

ERIC Expands Effort in Delaware’s Telehealth Rulemaking Process

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submitted a letter to the Delaware Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners (Board) regarding recently proposed telehealth regulations… More

ERIC Works with Arkansas State Medical Board to Create Barrier-Free Access to Telehealth

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted comments to the Arkansas State Medical Board (ASMB) Telemedicine Advisory Committee. This is the third time ERIC has participated in Arkansas rulemaking process, having submitted comments previously in July and October of 2015… More

ERIC Supports Ohio State Medical Board’s Proposed Telehealth Regulations

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submitted comments to the State Medical Board of Ohio… More

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Press Releases

ERIC CEO Testifies Before Arkansas Lawmakers on Telemedicine Bill

Annette Guarisco Fildes, President and CEO of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), today testified before the Arkansas House Committee on Public Health, Welfare, and Labor in support of House Bill 1220, legislation to expand access to telemedicine… More

ERIC Supports Pennsylvania Telehealth Legislation

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submitted testimony to the Pennsylvania State Senate in support of Senate Bill 780 (S. 780)… More

ERIC Asks For Pay Parity Change in Connecticut Telehealth Legislation

ERIC has asked the Connecticut General Assembly Joint Committee on Public Health to eliminate provisions in House Bill 5299 that would artificially inflate the cost of telemedicine by imposing government requirements on reimbursement rates… More

ERIC Applauds Inclusion of CHRONIC Care Act in Continuing Resolution

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for including the CHRONIC Care Act in the Continuing Resolution (CR), which will expand the use of telehealth for treating and diagnosing strokes and make it easier for enrollees to pay for telehealth services… More

Texas Medical Board Moves Forward with Implementing Telemedicine

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted comments to the Texas Medical Board praising it for taking steps to quickly implement the new telemedicine law in the state, including the incorporation of mental health services… More

New Survey Highlights How Employers are Innovating in Spite of Rising Health Care Costs

Today’s release of the National Business Group on Health’s (NBGH) annual survey highlights the important role large employers play as innovators in the health care system, their interest in how health care is delivered and paid for, and the increased availability of telemedicine… More

ERIC Pulls Support of New Jersey Telehealth Bill

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submitted new written testimony to the New Jersey General Assembly Appropriations Committee pulling its support for telehealth legislation – Assembly Committee Substitute for Assembly Bill 1464 … More

Texas Governor Signs Telehealth Bill Into Law

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) applauds Texas Governor Greg Abbott for signing Senate Bill 1107 into law over the weekend. ERIC is especially pleased that the bill requires the same standard of care for telehealth services as for in-person visits, permits e-prescribing, and eliminates the requirement that a provider and patient meet in person before taking advantage of telehealth services… More

Texas One Step Closer to Telehealth Law

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) applauds the Texas House of Representatives for passing telehealth legislation that will allow millions of Texans access to the care they need, when and where they need it… More

ERIC Supports Texas Telehealth Legislation

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted testimony supporting telehealth legislation (SB 1107) to the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee ahead of tomorrow’s hearing… More

ERIC Works to Establish Favorable Telehealth Laws in Kansas

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) is working to help create barrier-free access to telehealth and fair reimbursement practices in Kansas… More

ERIC Files Amicus Brief in Teladoc, Inc. v. Texas Medical Board

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Teladoc, Inc. et al v. Texas Medical Board et al supporting the use of telemedicine… More

Support for Telehealth Growing in Texas

The Texas Association of Business’s (TAB) study on telemedicine’s use and satisfaction among employees and Texas business highlights a growing trend around the country – more and more people want access to quality health care when and where they need it… More

The ERISA Industry Committee on Rising Health Care Costs

Today’s release of the National Business Group on Health’s (NBGH) annual report highlights the rising costs of health care and the effects they are having on plan sponsors. With additional burdens placed on large employers by the Affordable Care Act, employers are being forced to look at cost cutting measures and alternatives to providing care to their employees and their families… More

ERIC Submits Comments on Telehealth in Arizona

ERIC submitted comments to the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners (Board). ERIC is extremely active in the rulemaking process for telehealth at the state-level to promote barrier-free and technology neutral telemedicine policies… More

ERIC Expands Efforts to Increase Access to Telehealth

ERIC is expanding its efforts to increase access to telehealth at the state level by submitting written testimony in Delaware and Maine… More

ERIC Expands Effort in Delaware’s Telehealth Rulemaking Process

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submitted a letter to the Delaware Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners (Board) regarding recently proposed telehealth regulations… More

ERIC Launches State Mandate Action Program™ Portal

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) has launched its State Mandate Action Program™ portal… More

ERIC Works with Arkansas State Medical Board to Create Barrier-Free Access to Telehealth

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted comments to the Arkansas State Medical Board (ASMB) Telemedicine Advisory Committee. This is the third time ERIC has participated in Arkansas rulemaking process, having submitted comments previously in July and October of 2015… More

ERIC Supports Ohio State Medical Board’s Proposed Telehealth Regulations

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submitted comments to the State Medical Board of Ohio… More

ERIC Advances Telehealth Initiative

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) advances its telehealth initiative by submitting written testimony in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. ERIC also submitted comments to the Washington, D.C. Department of Health… More

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Testimony

ERIC CEO Testifies Before Arkansas Lawmakers on Telemedicine Bill

Annette Guarisco Fildes, President and CEO of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), today testified before the Arkansas House Committee on Public Health, Welfare, and Labor in support of House Bill 1220, legislation to expand access to telemedicine… More

protected content Alert: ERIC Submits Testimony on Washington Telemedicine Payment Parity Bill

Today, ERIC submitted written testimony on Washington Senate Bill 5385, which would require that telemedicine services be reimbursed at the same rate as in-person services… More

ERIC Submits Testimony on Washington State Telemedicine Payment Parity Bill

Today, ERIC submitted testimony to the Washington state Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee regarding opportunities to expand and improve the delivery of health care through telemedicine in Washington… More

ERIC Submits Testimony on Pennsylvania Telemedicine Bill

On behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), thank you for accepting testimony from interested stakeholders as you explore opportunities to expand and improve the delivery of health care through telemedicine in Pennsylvania… More

ERIC Asks For Pay Parity Change in Connecticut Telehealth Legislation

ERIC has asked the Connecticut General Assembly Joint Committee on Public Health to eliminate provisions in House Bill 5299 that would artificially inflate the cost of telemedicine by imposing government requirements on reimbursement rates… More

ERIC Telehealth Testimony to New Jersey General Assembly Appropriations Committee

On behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), thank you for accepting input from interested stakeholders as you consider Assembly Committee Substitute for Assembly Bill 1464 (ACS 1464), which permits health care providers to engage in telemedicine and telehealth in New Jersey. ERIC is the only national association that advocates exclusively for large employers on health, retirement, and compensation public policies at the federal, state, and local levels. We speak in one voice for our members on their benefit and compensation interests, including many members with employees and retirees in New Jersey… More

ERIC Supports New Jersey Telehealth Bill

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submitted written testimony to the New Jersey Assembly Committee on Health and Senior Services supporting proposed telehealth legislation – Assembly Committee Substitute for Assembly Bill 1464… More

ERIC’s Testimony Supporting New Jersey Telehealth Bill

On behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), thank you for accepting testimony from interested stakeholders as you explore opportunities to expand and improve the delivery of health care through telemedicine in New Jersey. ERIC is the only national association that advocates exclusively for large employers on health, retirement, and compensation public policies at the federal, state, and local levels. We speak in one voice for our members on their benefit and compensation interests, including many members with employees and retirees in New Jersey… More

ERIC Testimony Regarding Texas House Bill 2697

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) represents the country’s largest employers, many with employees and retirees in Texas, with the goal of ensuring that telehealth benefits are accessible for millions of workers, retirees, and their families. ERIC speaks in one voice for our members on their benefit and compensation interests… More

ERIC’s Testimony on Texas Senate Telehealth Bill

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) represents the country’s largest employers, many with employees and retirees in Texas, with the goal of ensuring telehealth benefits are accessible for millions of workers, retirees, and their families. ERIC speaks in one voice for our members on their benefit and compensation interests… More

ERIC Works to Create Barrier-Free Access to Telehealth

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) is weighing-in with regulatory boards and legislatures to create barrier-free access to telehealth… More

ERIC Submits Testimony Supporting Louisiana Senate Bill on Telehealth

The ERISA Industry Committee submitted testimony supporting Louisiana Senate Bill 328 (SB 328) regarding telehealth… More

ERIC Supports Louisiana House Telehealth Bill

ERIC is pleased to support Louisiana House Bill 570 (HB 570) regarding telehealth. ERIC represents large employers with the goal of ensuring telehealth benefits are accessible for millions of workers, retirees, and their families… More

ERIC Submits Testimony on Mississippi Telehealth Bill

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) is pleased to support Mississippi House Bill 1178 (H.B. 1178) regarding telehealth… More

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