ERIC In The News

Biz groups back US Bank in Supreme Court pension fight
Law360 – 11/19/19

‘Alarm bells are ringing,’ pension insurer warns lawmakers
Bloomberg Law – 11/18/19

PBGC programs diverge as multiemployer deficit grows
Pensions & Investments – 11/18/19

Employers call on Congress to take action on drug prices as the cost of providing coverage grows
The Center for Biosimilars – 11/8/19

Compromise could be brewing on surprise billing ahead of continuing resolution
Morning Consult – 11/8/19

Supreme Court hears arguments in IBM stock-drop fiduciary challenge
Pensions & Investments – 11/6/19

Attorneys argue for stricter reading of ‘actual knowledge’ in ERISA cases
PlanAdviser – 11/5/19

Business, trade association leaders urge Senate action on SECURE Act
Pensions & Investments – 11/5/19

U.S. business leaders call for SECURE Act passage in Senate
PlanSponsor – 11/5/19

Large employers ready for electronic disclosure rule but AARP has reservations
Benefits Pro- 10/30/19

401(k) auto portability making critical turn toward acceptance
Pensions & Investments – 10/28/19

A 401k year end ‘to do’ list
401(k) Specialist – 10/24/19

Cassidy holds ‘surprise’ bill roundtable with health interests
Politico – 10/23/19

Employer groups form coalition on drug affordability, support policies addressing biosimilars
The Center for Biosimilars – 10/18/19

Employers coalition takes up drug price transparency, price caps
HealthPayer Intelligence – 10/11/19

ERISA cases get starring roles in new Supreme Court term
Pensions & Investments – 9/30/19

After rally with De Blasio, City Council hears bills on private sector retirement security
Gotham Gazette – 9/24/19

Plan sponsor groups take aim at financial literacy proposal
Pensions & Investments – 9/16/19

Fix surprise billing and make health care more affordable
Morning Consult – 9/13/19

There’s a fair, simpler solution to surprise medical bills [Opinion]
Houston Chronicle – 9/13/19

Back in session, Congress faces industry pushback on surprise billing
Healthcare Dive – 9/10/19

The OCIO industry is the ‘wild west.’ Here’s how to tame it.
Institutional Investor – 9/10/19

Private equity tries to protect another profit center
The American Prospect – 9/9/19

De Blasio, City Council look to move ahead with private sector retirement savings program
PlanSponsor – 9/5/19

Retirement investors should take a look at international equities
PlanSponsor – 9/4/19

Groups urge Supreme Court not to undermine value of plan disclosures
PlanSponsor – 9/3/19

Biz groups urge justices to undo ruling in Intel ERISA case
Law360 – 8/29/19

Why red Wyoming seeks regulatory approach to air ambulance costs
US News & World Report – 8/23/19

Wyoming wants to use Medicaid to reduce air ambulance bills for all patients
NPR – 8/23/19

Feds say 2nd Circ. used wrong standard in IBM ERISA case
Law360 – 8/14/19

Overcoming language issues pushes benefits pros to get creative
Bloomberg Law – 8/14/19

These groups are pushing Congress on surprise medical billing
Human Resource Executive – 8/9/19

Dozens of business groups back senate health cost bill
PoliticoPro – 8/7/19

More surprise medical bill jockeying
PoliticoPro – 8/6/19

On Ric Edelman Show, Portman highlights bipartisan bill to help Americans save more for retirement
Insurance News Net – 7/26/19

Bill ending surprise medical billing would save $7.6B by 2029
Xtelligent Healthcare Media – 7/22/19

Is student debt repayment a benefit worth offering?
Associations Now – 7/17/19

Surprise billing fight escalates as providers win arbitration add to House bill
Healthcare Dive – 7/17/19

CBO: Senate health bill would save $7.6B largely due to decreased premiums
Inside Health Policy – 7/16/19

Cadillac tax repeal gets House vote this week
Modern Healthcare – 7/16/19

The $100,000 uncashed pension check
Forbes – 6/29/19

Paid family, medical leave plan becomes law in Connecticut 
Law360 – 6/25/19

Trump aims at health cost transparency with executive order 
Politico – 6/24/19

Retirement plan electronic delivery under consideration
401k TV – 6/24/19

Surprise billing fixes would ding hospitals, staffing companies, Moody’s says
Healthcare Dive – 6/21/19

In combating surprise bills, lawmakers miss sky-high air ambulance costs
Medscape – 6/19/19

We’re doing a disservice to patients if we protect them from hospital bills but bankrupt them on the way there
Governing – 6/19/19

Texas enacts bill to protect consumers from surprise billing
Health Payer Intelligence – 6/18/19

In combating surprise bills, lawmakers miss sky-high air ambulance costs
CaliforniaHealthline – 6/14/19

Air ambulance costs fly around fixes for surprise medical bills
HealthLeaders – 6/14/19

Why air ambulance bills are still sky-high
NPR – 6/14/19

Stakeholders still split on solutions for surprise medical bills
PatientEngagementHIT – 6/13/19

House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee hearing on surprise billing: 8 takeaways
Becker’s Hospital Review – 6/13/19

‘Surprise medical bill’ witnesses clash over binding arbitration
ThinkAdvisor – 6/13/19

Providers push arbitration approaches used in some state surprise-bill laws
Healthcare Financial Management Association – 6/12/19

In battle over surprise bills, Senate ponders requiring in-network rates
Modern Healthcare – 6/12/19

Why a new coalition is spending millions to target ‘surprise’ medical bills 
Advisory Board – 6/12/19

House health panel holds hearing on surprise billing: 5 takeaways
Becker’s Hospital Review – 6/12/19

Congress warns industry to hurry on surprise billing fix
Healthcare Dive – 6/12/19

E&C looks into surprise medical bills
Politico – 6/12/19

Payers, providers dig in on surprise billing proposals 
Healthcare Dive – 6/12/19

Stakeholders push for air ambulance fixes in surprise billing legislation
Inside Health Policy – 6/11/19

New coalition to end surprise billings intensifies feud as deadline looms
Inside Health Policy – 6/11/19

Meet the “Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing”
Politico – 6/11/19

Physician, hospital groups gear up for fight on surprise medical bills
Modern Healthcare – 6/11/19

Coalition forms to fight surprise medical billing
Insurance News Net – 6/11/19

Senate takes up SECURE Act, but bill still in limbo
Pensions & Investments – 6/10/19

Industry balks at Senate proposals to boost competition, price transparency
Healthcare Dive – 6/7/19

Employers, hospitals and insurers butt heads over transparency proposals
Modern Healthcare – 6/6/19

Trade groups back senate plan to fight surprise medical bills
Law360 – 6/6/19

DOL asked to make electronic delivery of retirement plan disclosures the default
PlanSponsor – 6/4/19

Supreme Court to hear IBM stock-drop fiduciary challenge
Pensions & Investments – 6/3/19

States struggle to rein in air ambulance surprise bills
Bloomberg Law – 5/31/19

ABA urges Labor Department to propose electronic delivery rule
Financial Regulation News – 5/28/19

Alexander, Murray introduce bipartisan bill to end surprise bills
BenefitsPRO – 5/24/19

State of Flux
Leader’s Edge – 5/24/19

A big bipartisan plan to lower health costs and end surprise bills
Considerable – 5/24/19

Sens. Alexander, Murray release health legislation targeting high bills, drug costs
NPR – 5/23/19

House hearing outlines competing solutions to surprise medical bills
HealthPayer Intelligence – 5/23/19

House overwhelmingly passes bipartisan retirement bill
Pensions & Investments – 5/23/19

Congress fast-tracks action on surprise medical billing
Mondaq – 5/23/19

Washington, Texas use arbitration to take steps against surprise billing
HealthLeaders – 5/22/19

3 messages from the House ‘surprise bill’ hearing, for agents
ThinkAdvisor – 5/22/19

Payers, providers butt heads on surprise billing solutions
HealthLeaders – 5/22/19

Industry groups square off on surprise billing
Healthcare Dive – 5/22/19

Witnesses at ‘surprise billing’ hearing at odds on solutions
MedPage Today – 5/22/19

Lawmakers skewer industry reps over surprise medical bills
Law360 – 5/21/19

Capitol Hill healthcare update 
Lexology – 5/20/19

FDA warns against using sketchy diabetes devices
Politico – 5/20/19

Industry will take hot seat at Ways & Means surprise billing hearing
Inside Health Policy – 5/20/19

Key industry lobbies to testify on surprise medical bills
Politico – 5/17/19

Ways and Means looks closer at surprise medical bills
Politico – 5/17/19

‘Baseball style’ arbitration floated for surprise medical bills
Bloomberg Law – 5/16/19

On Senate floor, Portman highlights his bipartisan Retirement Security & Savings Act
InsuranceNewsNet – 5/16/19

Employers can help with ‘surprise’ out-of-network medical bills 
Society for Human Resource Management – 5/13/19

Employer groups: Make staffing firms accountable for surprise billing
Inside Health Policy – 5/08/19

Ex-Intel worker urges high court not to take on ERISA suit
Law360- 4/30/19

High court asked to revisit company stock fiduciary case
Pensions & Investments – 4/29/19

More turning to Supreme Court for ERISA relief
Pensions & Investments – 4/29/19

DOL guidance down to trickle; enforcement up
Pensions & Investments – 4/29/19

Employer groups push for national all-payer claims database
Inside Health Policy – 4/15/19

Biz groups join push for justices’ input in IBM ESOP case
Law360- 4/9/19

Measure to improve prescription drug price transparency passes House Ways and Means Committee
MASS Live – 4/9/19

SECURE Act clears House committee; RESA introduced in Senate
Pensions & Investments – 4/2/19

Happening today: Surprise medical bill hearing
Politico – 4/2/19

High court’s input sought in Intel’s ERISA dispute
Law360- 3/29/19

Business groups To Congress: Cap rates for out-of-network services
Inside Health Policy – 3/29/19

Health plans ask Congress for unified action on surprise billing
Health Payer Intelligence – 3/21/19

Battle lines harden as providers, payers grow accusatory over surprise bills 
Morning Consult – 3/20/19

It just became easier for employers to dump retirees’ pensions 
CNN – 3/20/19

Arkansas needs to advance telemedicine to improve access, lower costs
Talk Business & Politicos – 3/16/19

ERIC Outlines Top Health Priorities for Congress in New Letter
InsuranceNewsNet.com – 3/13/19

Amended telemedicine bill clears House committee
Arkansas Democrat Gazette – 3/13/19

PBGC gets Administration support
PlanSponsor – 3/08/19

Gears shifting over missing participants
Pensions & Investments – 3/04/19

Despite a lot of talking, no action being taken
Pensions & Investments – 3/04/19

Employer and consumers join insurers in push to curb surprise billing
Inside Health Policy – 2/19/19

‘Large employers can lead’ in benefits space
BenefitsPro – 2/19/19

ERISA Industry Committee appoints leaders
PlanSponsor – 2/08/19

ND lawmakers amend bill to support store-and-forward telemedicine
mHealthIntelligence – 1/28/19

ERISA group wants more flexibility in hardship distribution regs
TaxNotes – 1/14/19

North Dakota lawmakers ready to rehash telemedicine standards debate
mHealthIntelligence – 1/04/19

Seattle hotel benefits suit stayed after state court nixes law
Law360 – 1/02/19