The ERISA Industry Committee Applauds Telehealth Standards Issued by North Dakota Board of Medicine

For Immediate Release

Washington, DC – The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), the only national trade association advocating exclusively for the employee benefit and compensation interests of America’s largest employers, is pleased the North Dakota Board of Medicine is creating rules that will maximize the benefits of telemedicine.

In a letter to the Board, ERIC applauded it for issuing proposed telemedicine rules that adopt the same standard of care and ethical standards for telemedicine as in-person care. ERIC has a strong interest in proposals that affect its members’ ability to deliver cost-effective benefits.

“ERIC is pleased that the North Dakota Board of Medicine is allowing telemedicine to proceed without artificial barriers that unnecessarily limit access to medical services,” said Annette Guarisco Fildes, president and CEO, ERIC. “ERIC members need consistent telehealth policies across the nation, so that employees and their families can enjoy the same benefits regardless of the state in which they live or work.”

To read The ERISA Industry Committee’s letter to the North Dakota Board of Medicine, please click here.

To learn more about ERIC’s telehealth initiative, please visit


All media inquiries to The ERISA Industry Committee should be directed to:

Kelly Broadway, 202.627.1918,

About the ERISA Industry Committee
ERIC is the only national association that advocates exclusively for large employer plan sponsors on health, retirement, compensation, and paid leave public policies at the federal, state, and local levels. With member companies that are leaders in every sector of the economy, ERIC promotes uniformity and flexibility for nationwide benefit plans.