Testimony

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protected content ERIC Testifies on Uncashed Checks and Permissive Transfers to State Unclaimed Property Funds

Yesterday, I testified on behalf of ERIC before The ERISA Advisory Council on the legal and practical concerns surrounding uncashed checks and state escheatment… More

ERIC Testifies About Uncashed Retirement Checks

ERIC today testified before the ERISA Advisory Council on permissive transfers of uncashed checks from ERISA plans to state unclaimed property funds… More

ERIC Testifies About the Surprise Medical Billing Crisis

ERIC today testified before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce at a hearing titled “No More Surprises: Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills”… More

ERIC Statement to Ways and Means Committee on Paid Family and Medical Leave

Today, ERIC submitted a statement to the House Ways and Means Committee in consideration of its hearing entitled, “Paid Family and Medical Leave: Helping Workers and Employers Succeed" … More

ERIC Takes Fight on Surprise Medical Billing to Capitol Hill

ERIC today testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Health Subcommittee in a “Hearing on Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills”… 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 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: ERIC Submits Testimony on Washington Telemedicine Payment Parity Bill

Today, ERIC submitted written testimony on Washington Senate Bill 5385, which would require that telemedicine services be reimbursed at the same rate as in-person services… More

ERIC Submits Testimony on Washington State Telemedicine Payment Parity Bill

Today, ERIC submitted testimony to the Washington state Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee regarding opportunities to expand and improve the delivery of health care through telemedicine in Washington… More

ERIC Submits Testimony on Pennsylvania Telemedicine Bill

On behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), thank you for accepting testimony from interested stakeholders as you explore opportunities to expand and improve the delivery of health care through telemedicine in Pennsylvania… More

ERIC’s Written Testimony on New Jersey’s Paid Sick Leave Bill

The ERISA Industry Committee (“ERIC”) appreciates the opportunity to submit written testimony for Assembly Bill 1827 (“A1827”), which would provide paid sick leave to employees in New Jersey… More

ERIC’s Testimony to the New Jersey Assembly on State’s Reinsurance Program

On behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), thank you for accepting input from interested stakeholders as you explore ways to stabilize New Jersey’s individual health insurance market through a reinsurance program… More

ERIC’s Testimony to the New Jersey Senate on State’s Reinsurance Program

On behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), thank you for accepting input from interested stakeholders as you explore ways to stabilize New Jersey’s individual health insurance market through a reinsurance program… 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 Testimony Regarding Nebraska Legislative Bill 844

The ERISA Industry Committee (“ERIC”) appreciates the opportunity to submit written testimony for Legislative Bill 844 (“LB844”), which would adopt the Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act, to the Nebraska Legislature’s Business and Labor Committee … More

protected content Alert: District of Columbia Paid Leave

Yesterday, ERIC submitted written testimony to the District of Columbia's City Council on five pieces of legislation that would affect the Universal Paid Leave Amendment (UPLA) Act of 2016, the District's current law governing paid family, medical, and parental leave. The Council's Committee of the Whole held a hearing on these bills on October 10, 2017… More

ERIC’s Testimony on DC’s Paid Leave Law

The ERISA Industry Committee (“ERIC”) is pleased to submit written testimony to the Council of the District of Columbia on the various proposed paid leave legislation (“Paid Leave Bills”) concerning DC Law 21-264, the Universal Paid Leave Amendment (“UPLA”) Act of 2016, which became effective April 7, 2017… More

ERIC Telehealth Testimony to New Jersey General Assembly Appropriations Committee

On behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), thank you for accepting input from interested stakeholders as you consider Assembly Committee Substitute for Assembly Bill 1464 (ACS 1464), which permits health care providers to engage in telemedicine and telehealth in New Jersey. ERIC is the only national association that advocates exclusively for large employers on health, retirement, and compensation public policies at the federal, state, and local levels. We speak in one voice for our members on their benefit and compensation interests, including many members with employees and retirees in New Jersey… More

ERIC Supports New Jersey Telehealth Bill

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submitted written testimony to the New Jersey Assembly Committee on Health and Senior Services supporting proposed telehealth legislation – Assembly Committee Substitute for Assembly Bill 1464… More

ERIC’s Testimony Supporting New Jersey Telehealth Bill

On behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), thank you for accepting testimony from interested stakeholders as you explore opportunities to expand and improve the delivery of health care through telemedicine in New Jersey. ERIC is the only national association that advocates exclusively for large employers on health, retirement, and compensation public policies at the federal, state, and local levels. We speak in one voice for our members on their benefit and compensation interests, including many members with employees and retirees in New Jersey… More

Medicare Advantage Can be Improved by Adopting Value-Based Health Plan Designs

The DRIVE Health Initiative submitted testimony today before the U.S. House of Representatives Ways & Means Health Subcommittee detailing how Medicare Advantage plans could benefit by adopting value-based health plans designs… More

The DOL Must Modernize: How Old Rules Are Hurting Benefit Plans & Participants

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today testified before the Department of Labor’s (DOL) ERISA Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans about streamlining and eliminating unnecessary disclosure requirements placed on health and retirement plan sponsors… More

Testimony on Regulatory Barriers Facing Workers and Families Saving for Retirement

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) testified before the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor & Pensions of the Education and the Workforce Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives as part of a panel concerning “Regulatory Barriers Facing Workers and Families Saving for Retirement"… More

ERIC Testimony on Nevada Paid Sick Leave Bill

ERIC appreciates that SB 196 takes into consideration the needs of employees in being able to take leave to care for themselves and their loved ones. Even though SB 196 has been amended since first introduced in the Nevada State Senate, some of which has been favorable to large employers, there are still provisions in the bill that infringe large employers’ ability to provide consistent paid sick leave to employees situated in Nevada and across other states… More

ERIC Testimony on the Health Plan Identifier

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), the only national association that advocates exclusively for large employers on health, retirement, and compensation public policies at the federal, state, and local levels, calls on the NCVHS to recommend that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) immediately halt the implementation of the HPID requirements and clarify that an HPID will not be required for HIPAA standard transaction purposes or for any other regulatory purpose, and that any new requirements should not be applied in the employer-sponsored self-insured group health plan market… More

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