Updates – health

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protected content 3rd Thursday Call TOMORROW, Surprise Billing, Cost Containment, Cadillac Tax, and More!

First – we will have our 3rd Thursday monthly health care strategy call TOMORROW, Thursday, May 23, at 4 p.m. (ET)… 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

protected content Caddy, Surprise Billing, Rx Affordability Proposal

Today we will discuss: (1) Cadillac tax update, (2) House E&C Committee releases surprise billing legislative draft, (3) Senators introduce bill mandating coinsurance be based on net price, (4) FDA finalizes interchangeability guidance, (5) 43 states sue generic manufacturers for price fixing, (6) CAHC releases Rx affordability proposal… More

protected content Surprise Billing, Caddy Tax, EEOC, Rx Bills

We have a few brief updates for you this week related to (1) White House Surprise Billing Event; (2) House Votes on Two Drug Pricing Bills; and (3) Janet Dhillon is Confirmed as EEOC Commissioner… More

Employer Community Applauds Efforts to Address ‘Surprise Billing’ Crisis

ERIC and other employer groups issued a joint statement today, praising the White House and Congress for their commitment to solving the problem of “surprise” health care billing… More

protected content Coalition Letter Submitted to on Massachusetts EMAC; Win in the House

As we’ve alerted you to previously, the Massachusetts Employer Medical Assistance Contribution is scheduled to sunset at the end of this year, but there is some concern that it may be extended… More

protected content ERIC Victory! Oklahoma Pharmacy Benefit Bill Vetoed

Yesterday, ERIC earned a big win in Oklahoma when Senate Bill 841 was vetoed by Governor Stitt… More

protected content Surprise Billing FAQ, Rx Bill Scores, PBM P&T Committees

I have a brief update for you today on: (1) Surprise Billing, (2) Rx Pricing Bills Pass through Judiciary Committee, and (3) Public Scrutiny of PBM Advisory Committees’ Role in Rx Pricing… More

Alert - Louisiana Bill Enabling State Regulation of PBMs

ERIC is urging the Louisiana Senate against regulating self-insured health plans. Together with the Louisiana Business Group on Health, we are warning the Senate that Louisiana Senate Bill 41, which relates to the regulation of pharmacy benefit managers, treads on federal territory protected by ERISA… More

ERIC Provides Guidance to Hill Staff on Surprise Medical Billing

ERIC is heavily engaged with congressional staff on developing proactive solutions to protect our employees, retirees, and their families, ensure that their benefits provide them with access to high quality health care, and eliminate the financial woes caused by defects in the current system… More

protected content HDHPs under scrutiny, SF survey results, Rx updates, and more!

Today we will discuss: (1) Cadillac tax update, (2) HDHPs in the crosshairs, (3) ERIC survey results on San Francisco pay-or-play, (4) More settlements on pharma charity schemes, (5) FTC goes after e-prescribing monopoly… More

protected content San Francisco survey, Drug cost legislation, Surprise billing, and more!

Today we will discuss: (1) Quick survey on compliance with the San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance, (2) ERIC and Congressional activity on prescription drug legislation, (3) Surprise billing hearing, employer letter, and legislative update… More

ERIC Supports Passage of the STAR ACT

ERIC sent a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee stating our support for H.R. 2113, the “Prescription Drug Sunshine, Transparency, Accountability and Reporting Act… More

protected content Alert: Oregon Proposes Employer Health Care Responsibility Assessment

In Oregon, House Bill 2269 has been amended to include a component of Governor Brown’s proposed Medicaid funding package: an employer health care responsibility assessment… More

protected content Alert: ERIC Signs Letter on Massachusetts Employer Medical Assistance Contribution Supplement Tax

want to provide a brief update on the Massachusetts Employer Medical Assistance Contribution supplement tax (EMAC)… More

40 Business Organizations Team Up to Take on Surprise Medical Billing

Thirty-four business organizations sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee, Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions, praising lawmakers for taking up the costly crisis of surprise medical billing, and calling for specific legislative changes to protect patients and end the crisis… More

protected content Surprise Billing, Air Ambulances, Wellness, and More!

Today we will discuss: (1) Surprise billing hearing next week, (2) ERIC grandfathering comments, (3) GAO: Air ambulances are a problem, (4) Study: Wellness programs are a bus… More

protected content Alert: Minnesota Health Insurance Claims Assessment Proposed

In the Minnesota Senate, SF 2616 has been introduced by Senators Abeler (R), Jensen (R), Klein (D), and Franzen (D)… More

ERIC Responds to RFI on Grandfathered Health Plans

The ERISA Industry Committee is pleased to submit these comments in response to a recently-issued request for information (RFI) on grandfathered health plans… More

protected content Alert: State Budget Proposals Featuring Employer Assessments

Many states are struggling to fill budget gaps in their Medicaid programs, and rather than addressing the root causes of the problem, they are looking for additional revenue… More

protected content Alert: ERIC Submits Comments on North Dakota Telemedicine Legislation

On Thursday, ERIC submitted comments to the North Dakota House Human Services Committee on Senate Bill 2094, which relates to telemedicine… More

ERIC Supports North Dakota Telemedicine Bill

On behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), thank you for accepting input from interested stakeholders as you consider the proposed legislation, Senate Bill 2094, regarding telemedicine… More

protected content 3rd Thurs. TOMORROW! Snap Grandfathering Poll, ICER on Rx, Surprise Billing, and More

Today we will discuss: (1) Surprise billing letter draws fire, (2) House Ds want EBSA crackdown, (3) ICER report on rebate alternatives… More

protected content Breakdown of ERIC Health Care Cost Roadmap Letter, Major PBM Mandates Point-of-Sale Rebates, and Mor

It’s another big week for health care in D.C., as we have the rollout of the President’s (mostly dead-on-arrival) budget proposal, more volleys in the prescription drug costs debate, and more… More

ERIC Outlines Top Health Priorities for Congress in New Letter

ERIC submitted a letter to the U.S. Senate, Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on specific legislative solutions for reducing health care costs… More

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