Letters to Congress

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ERIC Backs Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) is pleased to support the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act (H.R. 1313), and urges members to vote yes when then bill is considered by the Committee… More

ERIC Supports the the “American Health Care Act”

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) is pleased to support the advancement of reconciliation measures collectively referred to as the “American Health Care Act” (AHCA), and urges action in the U.S. Senate to include full and permanent repeal of the dangerous 40 percent “Cadillac” excise tax on employer-sponsored health benefits… More

ERIC Supports Senate Resolutions of Disapproval for State & Local Retirement Plans

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) is pleased to support S.J. Res. 32 & 33, resolutions of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) for the repeal of the Department of Labor’s Rules on Savings Arrangements Established by States for Non-Governmental Employees and Savings Arrangements Established by Qualified State Political Subdivisions for Non-Governmental Employees… More

protected content President’s Speech, Repeal & Replace Updates, Dialysis in the Crosshairs, and More

It’s also been a rather wild one in Washington. We’ve had Senator Randy Paul (R-KY) on his quest to find the “secret bill” to repeal and replace the ACA, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) interrupting hearings to defend the secrecy, and a whole lot of accusations relating to Russia, wire-tapping, slush funds, and other shenanigans… More

protected content Exclusion Cap Options, Sign-On Letters, HSA Legislation, and More

Congress is away from DC this week, busy getting brigaded at town hall events. ERIC is continuing our work to shape coming legislation that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), to engage with the new Administration as it continues to staff up, and to represent your interests before the federal agencies as well as Congress… More

ERIC & Others Call on White House to Permanently Repeal Cadillac Tax, Not Tax Health Benefits

ERIC and 26 other associations signed on to a letter sent to the White House National Economic Council and Domestic Policy Council this afternoon urging it to call for full and permanent repeal of the 40 percent “Cadillac Tax” on health benefits and protecting the longstanding tax treatment of employer sponsored coverage… More

Letter to House Leadership on Resolution of Disapproval Under the Congressional Review Act (CRA)

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) is pleased to support a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) for the repeal of the Department of Labor’s Rules on Savings Arrangements Established by States for Non-Governmental Employees and Savings Arrangements Established by Qualified State Political Subdivisions for Non-Governmental Employees… More

Senate Takes up Fight to Move PBGC Premiums Off-Budget

A group of 8 associations, including ERIC, today sent a letter to Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) thanking him for introducing the Pension and Budget Integrity Act of 2017… More

House Takes up Fight to Move PBGC Premiums Off-Budget

Thank you for your leadership in introducing the Pension and Budget Integrity Act of 2017. As members of the Pension Coalition, we support your efforts to protect the defined benefit plan system and the millions of retirees who benefit from these plans… More

ERIC Supports Dr. Tom Price’s Nomination

We write to the Senate Finance Committee to share our support for the nomination of Dr. Tom Price for Health and Human Services Secretary… More

The ERISA Industry Committee Supports Repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s Excise Tax

ERIC submitted a letter in support of the “Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2017,” legislation that would eliminate the devastating 40 percent excise tax on health benefits imposed by the Affordable Care Act… More

Letter to Congress Urging Repeal of Cadillac Tax

The Nation’s employers provide stable health care benefits to more than 177 million Americans – the largest source of health coverage in the country. Moreover, surveys show that employees and their families value and rely upon the health benefits their employers offer. We strongly urge you to repeal the 40 percent “Cadillac Tax” on health benefits imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), and not to take additional action to cap the individual tax exclusion for employer-provided health care benefits, or limit employers’ deductibility of health care expenses… More

protected content ERIC Sends Letter to Congress Opposing the Lifetime Income Disclosure Act

ERIC sent a letter to Congress in opposition of the Lifetime Income Disclosure Act, S. 1317 (“LIDA”). The measure was approved by the Senate Finance Committee along with several other retirement related provisions and included as Section 203 of S. 3471… More

Fight to Move PBGC Premiums Off-Budget Moves to the Senate

A group of 7 associations today sent a letter to Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) thanking him for introducing the Pension and Budget Integrity Act of 2016… More

The Fight to Move PBGC Premiums Off-Budget Goes to Capitol Hill

A group of 7 associations today sent a letter to Congressmen Jim Renacci (R-OH) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) thanking them for introducing the Pension and Budget Integrity Act of 2016… More

ERIC Signs Letter to Support Employer-Sponsored Health Plans and Protect ERISA

As part of the National Coalition on Benefits (NCB), ERIC signed a letter sent on March 18 to the staff of certain Republican House Members to reiterate our support for employer-sponsored health plans and protection for ERISA and its role in fostering employer-sponsored coverage… More

ERIC Submits Letter Supporting Health Savings Act of 2016

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submits letter to Senator Hatch, Congressman Paulsen, Senator Barrasso, Congresswoman Jenkins, Senator Johnson, Congressman Kelly, and Senator Rubio thanking them for introducing the Health Savings Act of 2016… More

The ERISA Industry Committee Supports CONNECT for Health Act

ERIC announces its support for the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act… More

ERIC Submits Letter Asking House to Support Cadillac Tax Delay in Omnibus Bill

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submits letter to the U.S. House of Representatives urging support of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 and the provisions related to the delay of the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) 40 percent excise tax on health care plans.… More

ERIC Submits Letter Asking Senate to Support Cadillac Tax Delay in Omnibus Bill

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submits letter to the U.S. Senate urging support of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 and the provisions related to the delay of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) 40 percent excise tax on health care plans… More

ERIC Submits Letter Asking Senate to Support Repealing 40% Excise Tax

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submits letter to the U.S. Senate urging support for repeal of the excise tax, repeal of the employer mandate, as well as all employer reporting requirements relating to the individual or employer mandate… More

The Pension Coalition Fights to Stop PBGC Premium Increases

Today a letter with signatures from more than 100 companies, including members of the Pension Coalition, was sent to Congress, expressing outrage and concern over recent increases to PBGC premiums… More

ERIC Submits Letter Asking House to Support Repealing 40% Excise Tax

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submits letter to the U.S. House of Representatives urging support for repeal of the excise tax, employer mandate, and the automatic enrollment mandate… More

ERIC Supports Limiting Definitions Under Fiduciary Regulations

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submits comments to the U.S. Department of Labor on its August hearing about the new definition of fiduciary regulations… More

ERIC Submits Letter Supporting Sentate in Repeal of 40% Excise Tax

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) strongly supports Sen. Heller’s and Sen. Heinrich’s bill to eliminate the Affordable Care Act’s 40 percent excise tax on health coverage… More

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