Letters to Agencies

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Employers Need Guidance on Fiduciary Rule Monitoring Requirements

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submitted comments to the Department of Labor (DOL) on the fiduciary rule and the uncertainty surrounding a plan fiduciaries’ monitoring obligations… More

ERIC Comments on Nevada Fiduciary Rule

The ERISA Industry Committee (“ERIC”) is pleased to submit comments to the Nevada Securities Division on Senate Bill 383 (“S.B. 383”), the law imposing a statutory fiduciary duty on brokers- dealers and investment advisers, and the effect proposed regulations, if adopted, would have on small business as defined under Nevada law… More

Comments to HHS on Mental Health Parity and the Mental Health Reform Act

To Whom It May Concern: The ERISA Industry Committee (“ERIC”) is pleased to submit these comments in response to the Department’s stakeholder input efforts pursuant to the 21st Century Cures Act and the Mental Health Reform Act contained therein … More

Regulatory Burdens Threatening Retirement Plans

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Treasury outlining ways to reduce regulatory burdens for retirement plans… More

ERIC Comments to HHS on ACA Regulatory Reforms

The ERISA Industry Committee (“ERIC”) is pleased to comment on the request for information by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on June 8, 2017, concerning regulatory actions within HHS jurisdiction that could be taken to reduce the burdens of the ACA… More

ERIC Sends Sec. Acosta Letter on Updating Delivery Methods for Notices to Beneficiaries

We watched with interest the Administration’s meeting with top technology executives on Monday, June 19, 2017, and now urge the Department of Labor to make a technology change that will improve communications between companies that sponsor health and retirement plans and their beneficiaries, and save money for both the beneficiaries and the companies… More

Chicago & Cook County Paid Sick Leave Policies Must Not Work Against Each Other

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted a comments on the City of Chicago’s proposed rules for its paid sick leave ordinance… More

Employers Must be Able to Design Leave Polices that Best Fit Their Workforce

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted a letter to the Industrial Commission of Arizona asking for amendments to the proposed rules that coincide with the state’s newly passed paid sick leave law, the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act… More

U.S. Senate Protects Employer-Sponsored Retirement Benefits

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) is pleased that the United States Senate has passed a resolution fully repealing the Department of Labor rules that have allowed state governments to enact mandatory retirement plans that do not comply with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act… More

ERIC’s Letter to Sec. Acosta Asking to Protect Emoployer-Sponsored Retirement Plans

The ERISA Industry Committee (“ERIC”) writes to share our concerns about potential state activity that interferes with the ability of employers to provide voluntary retirement benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), and urges your support to protect plan sponsors and the retirement security of millions of Americans… More

ERIC’s Comments on Washington State’s Proposed Rules on Paid Sick Leave

The ERISA Industry Committee (“ERIC”) is pleased to submit comments on Washington State’s Department of Labor and Industries’ proposed rules on Initiative 1433 (“Proposed Rules”) regarding paid sick leave… More

New York Must Not Over Burden Large Employers With New Paid Leave Rules

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submitted comments to the State of New York Workers’ Compensation Board on proposed rules to the state’s paid family leave program… More

ERIC Supports Delaying the Fiduciary Rule

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submitted comments to the Department of Labor (DOL) supporting the 60-day delay of implementing the fiduciary rule… More

protected content Hardship Update and Minimum Present Value Comment Letter

ERIC successfully filed three comment letters on your behalf this week! In addition, below is an overview of changes to hardship distribution audit procedures. This information is hot off the presses – just released within the past hour… More

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

protected content Two Comment Letters Filed - PEP & Oregon

It has been a busy few days with the filing of two comment letters - and one more to file tomorrow… 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

protected content ERIC Files Letter with IRS Regarding Hardship Distributions

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

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