Today, ERIC submitted written testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee on federal paid family leave legislation.
ERIC has filed an amended complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington challenging Seattle’s Municipal Code 14.28, on grounds that the new law is preempted by ERISA.
Employers’ Prescription for Affordable Drugs (EmployersRx) applauded Congress for including the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act and portions of the Biologic Patent Transparency Act in an omnibus government funding package announced this week. EmployersRx welcomed this legislation and encouraged lawmakers to continue negotiation on comprehensive, transformative legislation that can lower drug costs.
ERIC has achieved a major legislative victory, as Congress today finally repealed the ACA’s “Cadillac” excise tax on high-cost employer-sponsored health insurance. For the past decade, ERIC has been fighting against the tax year after year.
The ERISA Industry Committee applauds Congress for including the SECURE Act in the just passed 2020 spending bill. The Act provides Americans with greater retirement security by delivering a permanent fix allowing workers to continue accruing benefits in frozen pension plans, extending the required minimum distribution rules, and helping with student debt repayment.
Congress has a bipartisan compromise, ready to go, that would end the surprise medical billing crisis, implement transparency in health care, fund public health programs, repeal damaging health care taxes, and achieve a number of other critical health care objectives. Leaving Washington without getting this done would be a tragedy.
ERIC joined more than 1,000 other organizations in calling for the U.S. Senate to fully repeal the Cadillac tax by passing S. 684, the Middle-Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019. The bill currently has 63 cosponsors.
ERIC expressed its strong support for the DOL proposed regulation that would allow for the electronic delivery of benefit plan documents and urges swift finalization of the proposal.
The ERISA Industry Committee applauds Senators Grassley and Alexander for moving forward to address the crisis in the multiemployer pension system. Since this crisis impacts plan sponsors of all sizes and across the country, it must be addressed comprehensively to ensure the protection of retirement benefits for millions of workers.
ERIC’s James Gelfand has been named one of the 34 health care power players in Washington, D.C. by Business Insider.