Testimony

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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

ERIC’s Testimony on the Nevada Senate’s Paid Sick Leave Bill

The ERISA Industry Committee (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. ERIC speaks in one voice for our members on their benefit and compensation interests. We are pleased to provide to you today with written testimony that focuses on ensuring large employers, who largely already meet or exceed the requirements of Senate Bill 196 (“SB 196”), do not experience a drastic increase in administrative burden of operating paid sick leave policies… More

ERIC Testimony Regarding Texas House Bill 2697

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) represents the country’s largest employers, many with employees and retirees in Texas, with the goal of ensuring that telehealth benefits are accessible for millions of workers, retirees, and their families. ERIC speaks in one voice for our members on their benefit and compensation interests… More

ERIC’s Testimony on Texas Senate Telehealth Bill

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) represents the country’s largest employers, many with employees and retirees in Texas, with the goal of ensuring telehealth benefits are accessible for millions of workers, retirees, and their families. ERIC speaks in one voice for our members on their benefit and compensation interests… More

Statement re: Senate HELP Committee Hearing on Stabilizing the Individual Health Insurance Market

Chairman Alexander, Ranking Member Murray and members of the Committee, thank you for this opportunity to submit a statement for the record on behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), regarding the hearing on stabilizing the individual health insurance market.… More

Student Loans Affect Employees’ Ability to Save for Retirement

Employers voluntarily provide quality retirement benefits to millions of Americans, but more and more employers are concerned with their employees’ inability to save for retirement due to student loan debt… More

ERIC Works to Create Barrier-Free Access to Telehealth

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) is weighing-in with regulatory boards and legislatures to create barrier-free access to telehealth… More

ERIC Testifies Before Dept. of Treasury and IRS Officials on Relief for Defined Benefit Plans

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today testified before a panel of U.S. Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials regarding proposed regulations on nondiscrimination testing for so-called “closed” defined benefit plans… More

ERIC Highlights Importance of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans Before Congress

ERIC today submitted written testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means and the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions of the Education and the Workforce Committee regarding the tax treatment of health care and the important role that employers serve in providing health care coverage to workers and their families… More

ERIC Submits Testimony Supporting Louisiana Senate Bill on Telehealth

The ERISA Industry Committee submitted testimony supporting Louisiana Senate Bill 328 (SB 328) regarding telehealth… More

ERIC Supports Louisiana House Telehealth Bill

ERIC is pleased to support Louisiana House Bill 570 (HB 570) regarding telehealth. ERIC represents large employers with the goal of ensuring telehealth benefits are accessible for millions of workers, retirees, and their families… More

ERIC Submits Testimony on Mississippi Telehealth Bill

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) is pleased to support Mississippi House Bill 1178 (H.B. 1178) regarding telehealth… More

ERIC Submits Comments to the Tennessee House and Senate on Proposed Telehealth Bills

Today, ERIC submitted comments to the Tennessee House and Senate regarding House Bill 2331 and Senate Bill 2373… 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

protected content ERIC Testifies at Treasury / IRS Hearing on Proposed Transition Rules on Hybrid Plans

Today, the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) held a hearing on the proposed regulations relating to hybrid plans. ERIC, represented by Richard Shea and Robert Newman of Covington & Burling, testified at the hearing.… More

ERIC Offers Support for Chairman Tiberi’s Bill to Provide Relief from Nondiscrimination Testing for Frozen DB Plans

In a statement submitted today to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, the ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) urged the subcommittee to protect and encourage the continuation of retirement plans by minimizing costs to maintain retirement plans, provide relief for frozen defined benefit plans, recognize the deferral nature of retirement savings, and critically evaluate proposals to change the system.… More

protected content Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures Holds Hearing on Defined Benefit Plans

Today, the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures held a hearing on Private Employer Defined Benefit Pension Plans. The focus on the hearing was the challenges facing employers, employees and retirees who rely on defined benefit pension plans to help provide retirement security. The hearing focused on single employer and multiemployer issues.… More

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