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ERIC Supports North Dakota Telemedicine Bill

On behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), thank you for accepting input from interested stakeholders as you consider the proposed legislation, Senate Bill 2094, regarding telemedicine… More

protected content 3rd Thurs. TOMORROW! Snap Grandfathering Poll, ICER on Rx, Surprise Billing, and More

Today we will discuss: (1) Surprise billing letter draws fire, (2) House Ds want EBSA crackdown, (3) ICER report on rebate alternatives… More

protected content Alert: Colorado SB 188 FAMLI Act Moving Through Senate Committees

This Wednesday, Colorado SB 188 was heard by and reported out of the Senate Business and Labor Committee following a vote of 3-2 along partisan lines… More

ERIC Joins in Supporting Anti-Discrimination Policy Under the Equality Act

ERIC joined over 40 other business groups in a statement supporting anti-discrimination policies for sexual orientation and sexual identity… More

protected content Breakdown of ERIC Health Care Cost Roadmap Letter, Major PBM Mandates Point-of-Sale Rebates, and Mor

It’s another big week for health care in D.C., as we have the rollout of the President’s (mostly dead-on-arrival) budget proposal, more volleys in the prescription drug costs debate, and more… More

protected content Alert: CRADLE Act introduced by Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Mike Lee (R-UT)

Yesterday, Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced draft legislation providing paid parental leave for new parents for a period of up to 3 months.… More

ERIC Outlines Top Health Priorities for Congress in New Letter

ERIC submitted a letter to the U.S. Senate, Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on specific legislative solutions for reducing health care costs… More

protected content ERIC Comments on Maine State Retirement Savings Plan

ERIC has submitted a letter to Maine state legislators addressing concerns with proposed legislation currently under consideration regarding the state's retirement savings plan… More

protected content Alert: Oklahoma Bills would Impact Pharmacy Benefit Plans

Two bills on the move in Oklahoma, Senate Bill 841 and House Bill 2632, would have a big impact on pharmacy benefit plans in the state… More

protected content ERIC Comments on Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave

Yesterday, ERIC submitted a letter to Connecticut state legislators addressing concerns with proposed paid family and medical leave legislation… More

protected content ERIC Works with U.S. Senate on Solutions to Reduce Health Care Costs

ERIC submitted a letter to the U.S. Senate, Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on specific legislative, regulatory, or subregulatory solutions for reducing health care costs… More

ERIC CEO Testifies Before Arkansas Lawmakers on Telemedicine Bill

Annette Guarisco Fildes, President and CEO of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), today testified before the Arkansas House Committee on Public Health, Welfare, and Labor in support of House Bill 1220, legislation to expand access to telemedicine… More

protected content The President’s Budget – PBGC Premiums and Paid Leave

Today, the President release his FY2020 Budget, A Budget For A Better America. The two areas of interest in the retirement and compensation space are PBGC premiums and paid parental leave… More

protected content Alert: Colorado Paid Family and Medical Leave Bill Introduced in Senate

Last night, SB 188 was introduced in the Colorado Senate, proposing the creation of a state paid family and medical leave insurance program… More

protected content ERIC Calls on Congress to Address Multiemployer Pension Crisis

ERIC submitted a statement calling on Congress to act immediately and comprehensively to address this crisis.… More

protected content Alert: State Paid Family and Medical Leave Legislation Progressing

Hawaii is considering several bills that would extend the reach of its current unpaid family and medical leave program… More

protected content U.S. Treasury Reverses Intent to Rule on Retiree Lump-Sum Windows

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service released Notice 2019-18 stating that the agencies no longer intend to provide guidance stating that the inclusion of retirees in lump-sum window programs violates the Internal Revenue Code… More

protected content Rx Rebate Alert – GOP Senator Introduces Bill to End Private Sector PBM Rebates

Just a quick heads up – last night, this draft legislation began circulating, courtesy of Senator Mike Braun (R-IN). Dubbed the “Drug Price Transparency Act,” this bill would do the following… More

ERIC Submits Comments on Maine Biosimilar Bill

Today, ERIC submitted comments to the Maine House Committee on Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services regarding Legislative Document 659, which would allow pharmacists to make biosimilar substitutions… More

protected content MHP Report, Surprise Billing News, Cadillac Tax Letter, Dialysis Reimagined, and More!

We have a number of updates for you related to ongoing projects, and a lot is going on this week in DC. For instance, there are three different hearings on Capitol Hill related to prescription drug costs, including two in the Senate Aging Committee… More

Alert: ERIC Submits Comments on Arkansas Biosimilar Bill

Today, ERIC submitted comments to the Arkansas House Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee on House Bill 1269, which would allow pharmacists to make biosimilar substitutions… More

protected content ESG Investing and ERISA Advisory Council Topics

EBSA has sent a Federal Register Notice announcing an April 10, 2019 ERISA Advisory Council meeting, to set topics for the 2019 Council… More

ERIC Submits Comments on Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Program

Today, ERIC submitted a letter to the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave commenting on preliminary draft regulations related to the implementation of the state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Law… More

protected content Alert: Vermont Minimum Wage Bill Connected to Employer’s Health Care Spend

Vermont State Representative Anne Donahue introduced House Bill 434, which would amend Vermont’s minimum wage law to include a calculation for the amount spent by an employer on employees’ health insurance… More

protected content Rx CEOs Grilled on the Hill – Rx Feedback Needed; Last Call on Caddy Tax Letter

One of ERIC’s top priorities in the 116th Congress is moving forward with repeal of the ACA’s 40 percent “Cadillac” excise tax on employer-sponsored health insurance. As part of our efforts on this, we are working towards 290 cosponsors on H.R. 748, the “Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019,” which could potentially force Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) to bring the bill up for a vote on the House floor… More

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