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ERIC Takes Fight on Surprise Medical Billing to Capitol Hill

ERIC today testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Health Subcommittee in a “Hearing on Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills”… More

ERIC Continues Push for Change in Missing Participant Audits

ERIC continues to seek changes in the missing participant audit process by requesting an end to closing letters that contain a fiduciary breach finding… More

protected content Caddy, Surprise Billing, Rx Affordability Proposal

Today we will discuss: (1) Cadillac tax update, (2) House E&C Committee releases surprise billing legislative draft, (3) Senators introduce bill mandating coinsurance be based on net price, (4) FDA finalizes interchangeability guidance, (5) 43 states sue generic manufacturers for price fixing, (6) CAHC releases Rx affordability proposal… More

ERIC Advocates for Legislation to Improve Retirement Security

ERIC has been actively advocating for improvements to the private retirement system. ERIC submitted a statement to the Senate Finance Committee’s hearing on the Retirement Enhancement Security Act… More

protected content Retirement Legislation Introduced, Senate Finance Committee Hearing, Regular Rate Proposal

ERIC submits letters on new retirement legislation and Senate Finance Committee hearing; DOL extends comment period for regular rate of pay proposal… More

protected content ERIC Member Feedback Requested: Draft Massachusetts Regulation Comment Letter

ERIC has prepared a draft regulation comment letter addressing concerns raised by Massachusetts's updated draft regulations related to implementation of the state’s paid family and medical leave program… More

protected content House Ways and Means Committee Paid Family and Medical Leave Hearing; Senate Finance Committee Retir

On Wednesday, May 8, the House Way and Means Committee held a hearing entitled Paid Family and Medical Leave: Helping Workers and Employers Succeed. The hearing was attended by nearly all members of the Committee and lasted for more than four hours… More

protected content Surprise Billing, Caddy Tax, EEOC, Rx Bills

We have a few brief updates for you this week related to (1) White House Surprise Billing Event; (2) House Votes on Two Drug Pricing Bills; and (3) Janet Dhillon is Confirmed as EEOC Commissioner… More

Employer Community Applauds Efforts to Address ‘Surprise Billing’ Crisis

ERIC and other employer groups issued a joint statement today, praising the White House and Congress for their commitment to solving the problem of “surprise” health care billing… More

protected content Coalition Letter Submitted to on Massachusetts EMAC; Win in the House

As we’ve alerted you to previously, the Massachusetts Employer Medical Assistance Contribution is scheduled to sunset at the end of this year, but there is some concern that it may be extended… More

protected content D.C City Council Universal Paid Leave Tax Contributions Meeting; Congressional Hearing on PFML

Yesterday, the D.C. City Council held a joint working group meeting to discuss aspects of Final Regulations covering tax contribution collection for the District’s Universal Paid Leave Program… More

protected content PBGC Director Confirmed and IRS Determination Letter Program Partially Re-opened

On April 30, Congress confirmed Gordon Hartogensis as the new director of the PBGC. ERIC sent a letter of support earlier in this process and looks forward to working with him on maintaining PBGC premium levels for single-employer plans and addressing the multiemployer pension crisis… More

protected content ERIC Victory! Oklahoma Pharmacy Benefit Bill Vetoed

Yesterday, ERIC earned a big win in Oklahoma when Senate Bill 841 was vetoed by Governor Stitt… More

protected content Surprise Billing FAQ, Rx Bill Scores, PBM P&T Committees

I have a brief update for you today on: (1) Surprise Billing, (2) Rx Pricing Bills Pass through Judiciary Committee, and (3) Public Scrutiny of PBM Advisory Committees’ Role in Rx Pricing… More

protected content AIH – Retirement Updates

This morning the House Education and Labor Committee will hold a hearing, “Examining the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Labor." The only witness will be Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta… More

Alert - Louisiana Bill Enabling State Regulation of PBMs

ERIC is urging the Louisiana Senate against regulating self-insured health plans. Together with the Louisiana Business Group on Health, we are warning the Senate that Louisiana Senate Bill 41, which relates to the regulation of pharmacy benefit managers, treads on federal territory protected by ERISA… More

ERIC Provides Guidance to Hill Staff on Surprise Medical Billing

ERIC is heavily engaged with congressional staff on developing proactive solutions to protect our employees, retirees, and their families, ensure that their benefits provide them with access to high quality health care, and eliminate the financial woes caused by defects in the current system… More

protected content HDHPs under scrutiny, SF survey results, Rx updates, and more!

Today we will discuss: (1) Cadillac tax update, (2) HDHPs in the crosshairs, (3) ERIC survey results on San Francisco pay-or-play, (4) More settlements on pharma charity schemes, (5) FTC goes after e-prescribing monopoly… More

protected content ERIC Submits Comment Letter on Maine Paid Family and Medical Leave Proposals

Three bills related to paid family and medical leave were heard in the Maine Committee on Labor and Housing last Friday, April 19. ERIC submitted a comment letter to the Committee outlining our applicable paid leave principles and addressing issues with the bills as currently drafted… More

ERIC Secures Exemption for Members From IL Secure Choice Retirement Savings Reporting Requirements

ERIC has secured a permanent exemption for ERIC members from the Illinois Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program reporting requirements.… More

protected content San Francisco survey, Drug cost legislation, Surprise billing, and more!

Today we will discuss: (1) Quick survey on compliance with the San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance, (2) ERIC and Congressional activity on prescription drug legislation, (3) Surprise billing hearing, employer letter, and legislative update… More

protected content Alert: Massachusetts and D.C. Paid Leave Regulatory Updates and Action Opportunities

On Friday, March 29, The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave released its Updated Draft Regulations relating to the implementation of the state’s Family and Medical Leave Law, MGL c.175M as added by St. 2018, c.121, which was passed in June 2018… More

ERIC Supports Passage of the STAR ACT

ERIC sent a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee stating our support for H.R. 2113, the “Prescription Drug Sunshine, Transparency, Accountability and Reporting Act… More

protected content Alert: Oregon Proposes Employer Health Care Responsibility Assessment

In Oregon, House Bill 2269 has been amended to include a component of Governor Brown’s proposed Medicaid funding package: an employer health care responsibility assessment… More

protected content Alert: ERIC Signs Letter on Massachusetts Employer Medical Assistance Contribution Supplement Tax

want to provide a brief update on the Massachusetts Employer Medical Assistance Contribution supplement tax (EMAC)… More

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