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protected content Update on New Opioids Bill, “Health Reform Revival,” Administration Rx Plan Summary, Mental Health

Despite the election year politics, there is actually a surprising amount of activity here in Washington on both the regulatory and legislative fronts – in fact the Senate Finance Committee just announced that it will be moving forward an HHS nominee on Thursday… More

protected content New Survey on IRS Determination Letter; PBGC; Financial Wellness Huddle

In 2016, we surveyed members regarding the upcoming closure of the IRS determination letter program for individually designed qualified retirement plans. Recently, the IRS announced in Notice 2018-24 that they would receive comments from the public on recommendations to expand the determination letter program for individually designed plans during 2019 to certain circumstances beyond initial plan qualification and termination… More

protected content President Trump’s Speech on Prescription Drug Costs, New HSA Contribution Limits for 2019, and More

There has been a lot of buzz around President Trump’s oft-rescheduled speech on prescription drug costs, and today, it finally happened… More

protected content Alert: ERIC Submits Comments on Louisiana State Innovation Waiver Application

Today, ERIC submitted comments on Louisiana’s State Innovation Waiver Application for a reinsurance program… More

ERIC Submits Comments on Ways to Stabilize Louisiana’s Individual Health Insurance Market

On behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), thank you for accepting input from interested stakeholders as you explore ways to stabilize Louisiana’s individual health insurance market through a reinsurance program… More

protected content Alert: ERIC Submits Comments on DC Paid Leave Rules

This morning, ERIC submitted comments to the District of Columbia's Department of Employment Services on its proposed regulations for implementing the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 (UPLA)… More

ERIC Submits Comments on DC Paid Leave Rulemaking

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Department of Employment Services’ (DOES) proposed rules implementing the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 (UPLA), D.C. Law 21-264; D.C. Official Code § 32-541.01 et seq… More

protected content Alert: NJ Governor Signs Paid Sick Leave Law

Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law Assembly Bill 1827, the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act, providing all workers across the state with paid sick leave… More

ERIC Victory! HSA Limit Transitional Relief Granted

The IRS announced that employers can continue to use $6,900 as the HSA contribution limit for employees with eligible family health coverage in 2018… 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 Victory on MHP Penalties! Also… Lot’s of MHP stuff

Just a short note to fill the rest of your week with mental health parity (MHP) reading and excitement. This morning, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee finished their markup that included S. 2680, the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018. The bill was favorably reported out of committee by unanimous consent… 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

protected content SEC Best Interest Standard and Multis

The Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed a Best Interest Standard yesterday in what will become a heated discussion over the coming months. The SEC had been rumored for years of issuing a “best interest” standard rule that would apply to broker-dealers and investment advisors… More

protected content New Survey, Upcoming Opportunities, Mental Health Parity, Kidney Dialysis, HSA, ER Mandate, etc.

I hope you’re all having a good week – so great to see so many of you last week at the Spring Policy Conference. If you missed it, tune in to our next Washington Update for a recap, but I think you know it’s not quite the same as being there! I’ve got some policy updates for you today, but first, please take a quick survey, and make sure you RSVP for several events coming up soon… More

protected content Alert: New York Adopts Secure Choice Savings Program

New York became the tenth state to create a state-run retirement program for private sector employees. Governor Cuomo signed into law the portion of the state's FY19 budget last Thursday that included a measure allowing for the creation of a secure choice savings program… More

protected content ERIC Spring Policy Conference Guest Speaker Slides

Slides used by guest speakers at ERIC's 2018 Spring Policy Conference… More

Letter to HHS Secretary About Inappropriate Steering of Patients with End Stage Renal Disease

We are writing to request that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) take immediate action to address recent disclosures confirming inappropriate steering of individuals with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) who are eligible for Medicare or Medicaid into commercial coverage… More

protected content Alert: ERIC Win in New Jersey Reinsurance Legislation

The two bills in New Jersey that would create a reinsurance program in that state, A. 3380 and S. 1878, both passed out of their respective committees on April 5… More

ERIC Comments on Albany’s Local Paid Sick Law

ERIC submitted comments to the County of Albany County Legislature on its proposed local law to provide access to paid sick time … More

protected content Alert: ERIC Submits Testimony on NJ Paid Sick Leave Proposal

Yesterday, ERIC submitted written testimony to the New Jersey Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on Assembly Bill 1827 ("A1827"). A1827 would establish paid sick leave in the state. ERIC's testimony addressed three main concerns: (1) carryover, (2) recordkeeping, and (3) definition of a family member… More

protected content Wellness Update, ESRD Trades Letter, EGWP Rates, and More

Congress is in recess this week, so most of our news is Administration-related. Slow week, but the news never stops, and health care continues to be a top tier discussion around here… More

ERIC’s Written Testimony on New Jersey’s Paid Sick Leave Bill

The ERISA Industry Committee (“ERIC”) appreciates the opportunity to submit written testimony for Assembly Bill 1827 (“A1827”), which would provide paid sick leave to employees in New Jersey… More

protected content DC Paid Leave Regulatory Alert

The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) has published its draft regulations for the District's paid leave program as authorized by the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016… More

ERIC’s Testimony to the New Jersey Assembly on State’s Reinsurance Program

On behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), thank you for accepting input from interested stakeholders as you explore ways to stabilize New Jersey’s individual health insurance market through a reinsurance program… More

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