Support for Telehealth Growing in Texas

August 25, 2016

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Kelly Broadway, 202.627.1918, kbroadway@eric.org

For Immediate Release

Support for Telehealth Growing in Texas

WASHINGTON – The following statement should be attributed to Allison Wils, Director of Health Policy, The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC):

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

With employees in every state, including many in Texas, ERIC’s members –the country’s largest employers –want their employees and families to have access to the health care services they need at the earliest opportunity and in a manner that best accommodates their busy lives. Many of our members offer telemedicine options for their employees and have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from those who’ve used it.

Through ERIC’s telehealth initiative, we are working with states lawmakers and regulators to create uniformity in laws and regulations, including technology neutral definitions of telemedicine and barrier free access to this evolving channel of care.

ERIC appreciates TAB’s work to highlight this important and evolving channel of access to health care. We truly believe that telemedicine can and does make a difference.”

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.