Letters to Agencies

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ERIC Comments on Update to Minimum Present Value Requirements for Defined Benefit Plan Distributions

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) is pleased to respond to the request by the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) for comments regarding the provisions contained in the proposed Update to Minimum Present Value Requirements for Defined Benefit Plan Distributions (the “proposed regulations”) and to request the opportunity to testify at the March 7, 2017 hearing on this subject. Our testimony will address the points made in this comment letter… More

ERIC Comments on Oregon Retirement Savings Plan

The ERISA Industry Committee (“ERIC”) is pleased to respond to the request of the Oregon State Treasury for comments regarding rules on the Oregon State Retirement Savings Plan (“Proposed Rule”)… More

ERIC Submits Comments to IRS and Treasury on Pension Equity Plans

The ERISA Industry Committee (“ERIC”) is pleased to respond to the request of the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (collectively, the “Agencies”) for comments regarding Notice 2016-67 (the “Notice”), which addresses the applicability of Code § 411(b)(5)(B)(i) to “implicit interest” pension equity plans… More

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ERIC has filed a letter with the IRS in response to a request for input on hardship distributions… 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 Submits Comments on PBGC Missing Participants Rule

Today, The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submitted comments in response to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s (PBGC) proposed rule regarding missing participants under ERISA Section 4050… 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 Urges Departments to Maintain Flexibility for Expat Plans and Supplemental Benefits

ERIC submitted comments to the Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Internal Revenue Service on proposed rules governing health plans for expatriates, as well certain supplemental health benefit plans… 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

ERIC Submits Comments on DOL’s Proposed Paid Sick Leave Rule

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) appreciates the opportunity to submit comments in response to the proposed rule issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) on February 25, 2016, to implement Executive Order 13706… More

NEW EEOC Rule Puts Wage Data at Risk

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submitted comments to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on proposed revisions to the EEO-1 Report… More

ERIC Urges CMS to Eliminate Proposed cut to Medicare Advantage Retiree Coverage

ERIC joined the Coalition to Save Medicare Advantage Retiree Coverage to urge the CMS to eliminate the proposed cut to MA Retiree Coverage in the CMS 2017 Final Notice set to be released on April 4th. This Coalition sent a letter opposing the cuts to CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt on March 22 … More

The ERISA Industry Committee Engages EEOC on Proposed GINA Regulations

ERIC today submitted comments to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on proposed rulemaking regarding Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and the impact on employer-sponsored wellness programs… More

ERIC asks IRS to extend deadline for Cycle E on cycle determination letter submissions

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) has asked the IRS to clarify the deadline for on-cycle determination letter submissions for Cycle E filers… More

ERIC Joins Delaware’s Telehealth Rulemaking Process

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted a letter to the Delaware Department of Insurance regarding recently proposed telehealth regulations… More

ERIC Asks Treasury Department for 60 Day Delay in Furnishing Deadline

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted comments to the U.S. Treasury Department requesting at least a 60-day delay in the furnishing deadline… More

ERIC Provides Guidance to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), who represents large employers that sponsor employee benefit plans, submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on its proposed rule interpreting Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities (Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act)… More

New Lump Sum Payments Rules Effective Immediately

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) asking for clarification on the elimination of lump sum windows in pension plans for individuals currently receiving lifetime income payments… More

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