Press Releases – Wellness & Prevention

2011 2013 2014 2016

ERIC Responds to Mercer Survey of Employer-Sponsored Plans

Today’s release of data from Mercer’s National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans, highlights the important role large employers’ play as plan sponsors… 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

The ERISA Industry Committee Engages EEOC on Proposed GINA Regulations

ERIC today submitted comments to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on proposed rulemaking regarding Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and the impact on employer-sponsored wellness programs… More

ERIC Outraged over Latest Wellness Suit Brought by EEOC

On Monday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a memorandum in Federal District Court in Minnesota asking for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), alleging that wellness programs sponsored by Honeywell violated both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). “This is an outrageous development, and one that could potentially jeopardize not only the health of America’s workers, but also that of their spouses,” said Gretchen Young, ERIC Senior Vice President for Health Policy. … More

ERIC Suggests Revisions to ACA Minimum Value Proposed Regulations

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted to the Internal Revenue Service a series of recommendations to improve proposed regulations relating to the determination of affordability and minimum value of eligible employer-sponsored plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).… More

ERIC Urges EEOC to Adopt Rules that Foster Workplace Wellness Programs

Testifying today before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) strongly encouraged the agency to adopt guidance making clear that incentive-based workplace wellness programs are permissible in order to allow these programs to expand and succeed. Amy Moore of Covington & Burling LLP testified on behalf of ERIC.… More

ERIC Urges Regulators to Support Policies that Encourage Workplace Wellness Programs

ERIC News Release For Immediate Release: February 24, 2011 Washington, D.C. -- Gretchen Young, Senior Vice President for Health Policy at… More

2011 2013 2014 2016