Testimony – ACA

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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

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

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

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

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

protected content House Ways and Means Committee Examines ACA’s 30-Hour Rule

The U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee held a hearing yesterday on “Impact of the Employer Mandate’s Definition of Full-time Employee on Jobs and Opportunities.”… More

ERIC Recommends that IRS Further Simplify ACA Employer Information-Reporting Requirements before Treasury/IRS Hearing

Richard Stover, Principal and Consulting Actuary of Buck Consultants (a Xerox Company), testified today on behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) before a joint Treasury Department and IRS hearing on proposed regulations under the Affordable Care Act on information reporting by large employers on health coverage. … More

protected content Administration Continues Reassuring Lawmakers that Exchanges Will Be Fixed

The Obama Administration continues to take a beating over the rollout of the website for the exchange marketplace. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner both made the rounds on Capitol Hill… More

protected content Congressional Hearing Focuses on Challenges of Exchanges Rollout

The House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing yesterday on the “Status of the Affordable Care Act Implementation.” Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, testified before the Committee.… More

protected content Congressional Hearing Witnesses Say the Exchanges are on Track for October 1st

ERIC attended yesterday’s House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing on "PPACA Pulse Check: Part 2" given the significant interest of members in the Exchanges. The Committee focused the hearing on whether the Administration was on track for the roll-out of the Exchanges on October 1st. … More

protected content Key Treasury Official Testifies before Ways and Means Committee on Delay of Employer Mandate

Mark Iwry, Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Retirement and Health Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury yesterday testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on the Administration’s decision to delay the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act.… More

protected content The Enduring Trials and Tribulations of Wellness Programs, Plus a New FocusOn Call

Yesterday the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in response to several years of badgering by (and numerous meetings with) ERIC and our member companies, held a hearing to address “Wellness Programs under Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws.” … 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

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