ERIC Expands Effort in Delaware’s Telehealth Rulemaking Process

July 5, 2016

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For Immediate Release

ERIC Expands Effort in Delaware’s Telehealth Rulemaking Process

Washington, DC. – The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submitted a letter to the Delaware Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners (Board) regarding recently proposed telehealth regulations. This is the second time ERIC, the only national association advocating for solely for the benefit and compensation interests of America’s largest employers, has weighed-in on telehealth rulemaking in the state. In December of 2015, ERIC submitted comments to the Delaware Department of Insurance.

In ERIC’s most recently submitted comments, ERIC agrees with the Board that the standards governing in-person visits, that ensure patient safety and a high-standard of care, should also apply, in the same manner, to telehealth visits.

“The ERISA Industry Committee believes in removing artificial barriers that unnecessarily limit access to medical services provided through telehealth,” said Annette Guarisco Fildes, president and CEO, ERIC. “ERIC is pleased the Board is considering the benefits of telehealth and encourages the Board to adopt flexible rules that permit use of this modern health care technology, allowing Delawareans access to care when and where they need it.”

To read ERIC’s letter in its entirety, click here.

You can learn more about ERIC’s telehealth initiative here.

About the ERISA Industry Committee
The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) is the only national trade association advocating solely for the employee benefit and compensation interests of the country's largest employers. ERIC supports the ability of its large employer members to tailor health, retirement and compensation benefits for millions of employees, retirees and their families. Learn more at eric.org.