Letters to Agencies

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ERIC Submits Comments on Proposed New York City Retirement Program

ERIC submitted comments with the New York City Council regarding proposed bill Int. 0888-2018, that would establish a retirement savings program for private-sector employees. ERIC supports proposals and programs run by states and localities designed to promote and facilitate retirement saving by those employed by an employer that does not provide a retirement plan, but has concerns about how the proposed program overlaps and connects with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the federal law that already governs the administration of private-sector retirement plans … More

ERIC Offers Guidance on Missing Plan Participants

ERIC sent a letter to Assistant Secretary of Labor Preston Rutledge encouraging the Department of Labor (DOL) to focus its efforts on developing guidance related to the challenge of employers locating missing retirement plan participants. The letter also asks that until guidance is provided, the DOL should stop issuing letters that allege an employer has committed a breach of fiduciary duty with respect to the practices utilized to locate missing retirement plan participants… More

ERIC Submits Comments to HHS on the President’s “American Patients First” Blueprint

Today, ERIC submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in response to its Request for Information related to the HHS Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs… More

ERIC Works to Bring Clarity to Mental Health Parity Laws

ERIC today filed comments with the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury on mental health parity compliance. The comments focused on the time needed for plan sponsors to prepare for and come into compliance with new requirements, more stakeholder input on the processes, definitions, and interpretations by the agencies, and flexibility by the agencies in enforcing the MHPAEA rules… More

ERIC Submits Letter to HRC on its Corporate Equality Index

We are writing about some of the new criteria added to the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) announced by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)… More

ERIC Sends Comment Letter on the Determination Letter Program to the IRS

The ERISA Industry Committee (“ERIC”) and the In-House Benefits Counsel Network (the “IBCN”) are pleased to respond to the request of the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (collectively, the “Agencies”) for comments regarding Notice 2018-24, relating to their “Request for Comments on Scope of Determination Letter Program for Individually Designed Plans during Calendar Year 2019” (the “Notice”)… More

Employer Groups Call for Suspension of Tax Assessments and Repeal of the Employer Mandate

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) joined a number of employer trade associations to call upon the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Internal Revenue Service to end the illegal enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate… More

protected content Alert: ERIC Submits Comments on Louisiana State Innovation Waiver Application

Today, ERIC submitted comments on Louisiana’s State Innovation Waiver Application for a reinsurance program… More

ERIC Submits Comments on Ways to Stabilize Louisiana’s Individual Health Insurance Market

On behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), thank you for accepting input from interested stakeholders as you explore ways to stabilize Louisiana’s individual health insurance market through a reinsurance program… More

protected content Alert: ERIC Submits Comments on DC Paid Leave Rules

This morning, ERIC submitted comments to the District of Columbia's Department of Employment Services on its proposed regulations for implementing the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 (UPLA)… More

ERIC Submits Comments on DC Paid Leave Rulemaking

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Department of Employment Services’ (DOES) proposed rules implementing the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 (UPLA), D.C. Law 21-264; D.C. Official Code § 32-541.01 et seq… More

ERIC Supports Pennsylvania Telehealth Legislation

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submitted testimony to the Pennsylvania State Senate in support of Senate Bill 780 (S. 780)… More

protected content Alert: ERIC Submits Testimony in Support of Pennsylvania Telemedicine Bill

This week, ERIC submitted testimony to the Pennsylvania Senate on Senate Bill 780. This bill was introduced last June and has been slowly making its way through the legislative process, most recently being passed out of the Banking and Insurance Committee in January… More

Letter to HHS Secretary About Inappropriate Steering of Patients with End Stage Renal Disease

We are writing to request that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) take immediate action to address recent disclosures confirming inappropriate steering of individuals with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) who are eligible for Medicare or Medicaid into commercial coverage… More

ERIC Comments on Albany’s Local Paid Sick Law

ERIC submitted comments to the County of Albany County Legislature on its proposed local law to provide access to paid sick time … More

ERIC’s Written Testimony on Louisiana’s Reinsurance Program

On behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), thank you for accepting input from interested stakeholders as you explore ways to stabilize Louisiana’s individual health insurance market through a reinsurance program. ERIC is the only national association that advocates exclusively for large employers on health, retirement, and compensation public policies at the federal, state, and local levels. We speak in one voice for our members on their benefit and compensation interests, including many members with employees and retirees in Louisiana… More

ERIC Comments on Austin’s Proposed Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

ERIC sent a letter to Austin councilmembers on the city's proposed earned sick time ordinance and it's effects on the city's large employers… More

protected content Alert: ERIC Submits Comments on Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure Proposed Rule

Today, ERIC submitted comments to the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure on a proposed rule to Part 2640 that could impact telemedicine in the state… More

ERIC Submits Comments on Mississippi’s Part 2640 Proposed Rules

On behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), thank you for accepting input from interested stakeholders as you consider the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure proposed rules for Part 2640… More

ERIC Submits Comments on Proposed Changes to Medicare Prescription Drug Program

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on proposed changes to the Medicare prescription drug program… More

California State Retirement Plan Has Opportunity to Protect Employer-Sponsored Plans

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted comments to the California Secure Choice Retirement Investment Savings Board regarding the state’s Secure Choice Program’s reporting requirements included in the draft emergency regulations… More

protected content Alert: ERIC Submits Comments to North Dakota Administrative Rules Committee

On December 4, ERIC submitted comments related to the North Dakota Board of Medicine’s proposed telemedicine rules, which will be reviewed at the State Administrative Rules Committee today… More

ERIC’s Comment Letter on Proposed Telemedicine Rules in North Dakota

On behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), thank you for accepting input from interested stakeholders as you consider the North Dakota Board of Medicine’s proposed rules regarding telemedicine. ERIC is the only national association that advocates exclusively for large employers on health, retirement, and compensation public policies at the federal, state, and local levels. We speak in one voice for our members on their benefit and compensation interests, including many members with employees and retirees in North Dakota… More

Texas Medical Board Moves Forward with Implementing Telemedicine

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted comments to the Texas Medical Board praising it for taking steps to quickly implement the new telemedicine law in the state, including the incorporation of mental health services… More

ERIC Submits Comments on Florida’s Telehealth Advisory Council’s Report of Recommendations

Thank you for accepting comments from interested stakeholders as you develop telehealth rules in Florida… More

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