Press Releases – Telehealth

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ERIC Supports Pennsylvania Telehealth Legislation

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submitted testimony to the Pennsylvania State Senate in support of Senate Bill 780 (S. 780)… More

ERIC Asks For Pay Parity Change in Connecticut Telehealth Legislation

ERIC has asked the Connecticut General Assembly Joint Committee on Public Health to eliminate provisions in House Bill 5299 that would artificially inflate the cost of telemedicine by imposing government requirements on reimbursement rates… More

ERIC Applauds Inclusion of CHRONIC Care Act in Continuing Resolution

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for including the CHRONIC Care Act in the Continuing Resolution (CR), which will expand the use of telehealth for treating and diagnosing strokes and make it easier for enrollees to pay for telehealth services… More

Texas Medical Board Moves Forward with Implementing Telemedicine

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted comments to the Texas Medical Board praising it for taking steps to quickly implement the new telemedicine law in the state, including the incorporation of mental health services… More

New Survey Highlights How Employers are Innovating in Spite of Rising Health Care Costs

Today’s release of the National Business Group on Health’s (NBGH) annual survey highlights the important role large employers play as innovators in the health care system, their interest in how health care is delivered and paid for, and the increased availability of telemedicine… More

ERIC Pulls Support of New Jersey Telehealth Bill

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submitted new written testimony to the New Jersey General Assembly Appropriations Committee pulling its support for telehealth legislation – Assembly Committee Substitute for Assembly Bill 1464 … More

Texas Governor Signs Telehealth Bill Into Law

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) applauds Texas Governor Greg Abbott for signing Senate Bill 1107 into law over the weekend. ERIC is especially pleased that the bill requires the same standard of care for telehealth services as for in-person visits, permits e-prescribing, and eliminates the requirement that a provider and patient meet in person before taking advantage of telehealth services… More

Texas One Step Closer to Telehealth Law

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) applauds the Texas House of Representatives for passing telehealth legislation that will allow millions of Texans access to the care they need, when and where they need it… More

ERIC Supports Texas Telehealth Legislation

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted testimony supporting telehealth legislation (SB 1107) to the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee ahead of tomorrow’s hearing… More

ERIC Works to Establish Favorable Telehealth Laws in Kansas

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) is working to help create barrier-free access to telehealth and fair reimbursement practices in Kansas… More

Support for Telehealth Growing in Texas

The Texas Association of Business’s (TAB) study on telemedicine’s use and satisfaction among employees and Texas business highlights a growing trend around the country – more and more people want access to quality health care when and where they need it… More

The ERISA Industry Committee on Rising Health Care Costs

Today’s release of the National Business Group on Health’s (NBGH) annual report highlights the rising costs of health care and the effects they are having on plan sponsors. With additional burdens placed on large employers by the Affordable Care Act, employers are being forced to look at cost cutting measures and alternatives to providing care to their employees and their families… 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 Launches State Mandate Action Program™ Portal

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) has launched its State Mandate Action Program™ portal… 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 Advances Telehealth Initiative

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) advances its telehealth initiative by submitting written testimony in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. ERIC also submitted comments to the Washington, D.C. Department of Health… More

ERIC Supports Michigan Senate Bill 753 on Telehealth

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submitted testimony to the Michigan Senate Committee on Health Policy, supporting Senate Bill 753 (S. 753)… More

ERIC Submits Testimony to Advance Telemedicine in Texas and New Hampshire

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) has submitted written testimony to advance telemedicine in Texas and New Hampshire. As the only national association advocating solely for the employee benefit and compensation interests of the country's largest employers, ERIC actively seeks to enhance our members’ ability to provide high-quality, affordable health care… 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 Participates in Wisconsin’s Telemedicine Rulemaking

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) is participating in Wisconsin’s telemedicine rulemaking. Today, ERIC submitted a letter to the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board regarding their proposed telemedicine regulations… 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 Arkansas State Medical Board to Reconsider Telehealth Rules

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted comments to the Arkansas State Medical Board (ASMB) Telemedicine Advisory Committee… More

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