Press Releases – Tax Issues

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ERIC Urges Michigan Governor to Repeal Tax on Health Care Claims

In place since 2012, the one percent tax on health insurance claims (of both insured and self-insured plans) was paid by plan administrators for medical services rendered in the state to Michigan residents. ERIC had long held that the tax violated a provision of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), which pre-empts state and local laws that relate to employee benefit plans… More

ERIC Teams with Business Groups to Ask Congress to Protect Employer-Sponsored Health Care

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), along with a robust group of other trade associations representing employers, sent a letter to members of Congress expressing support for legislation that continues funding for the cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but also asking that the 178 million Americans who receive health insurance through their employer be provided relief from the ACA… More

With Failing Exchanges, Importance of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans Growing

Today’s release of the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) 2016 Employer Health Benefits Survey highlights the growing importance of employer-sponsored health insurance plans… More

ERIC Concerned About New Health Care Tax Proposed by House GOP

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today expressed serious concern with a major provision in the health policy paper released by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Republican Task Force on Health Care Reform… More

Obergefell v. Hodges Decision
ERIC President/CEO Annette Guarisco Fildes Comments on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision

Today’s decision means that same sex marriages must be recognized throughout the U.S. Because of this, more employees will be able to marry and provide benefits for their spouses on a tax-free basis. … More

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