Policy Briefs

2013 2014 2015

protected content ERIC Employee Benefits Policy Issues

The following is an outline of ERIC's employee benefits policy issues… More

protected content State of the Union Address, White House Fact Sheet and Retirement Policy

The White House has released a fact sheet on tax code modifications targeted for middle class families. A precursor to the FY 2016 budget proposal, the Fact Sheet: A Simpler, Fairer Tax Code That Responsibly Invests in Middle Class Families, includes four proposals related to retirement savings policy reforms… More

protected content Results from ERIC Poll on Time Limits in Plan Documents

Thanks to all the ERIC members who responded to our poll on time limits in plan documents!  Interestingly, over half of respondents… More

protected content ERIC Focus on Benefits for Executives—Third Quarter—October 2014

This quarterly publication is designed to alert company management about several of the most important recent developments in the benefits arena that warrant their attention.… More

protected content Results of Our One-Minute Poll on the ACA Cadillac Tax

Thank-you to the nearly half of ERIC members who took the time to complete our poll on prioritizing our list of urgent issues generated by the Cadillac Tax under the Affordable Care Act. … More

protected content ERIC Releases Results of Poll on Upcoming HHS Requirement for Group Health Plans

ERIC today released the results of a poll of its members regarding the requirement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that large health plans obtain health plan identifiers (HPIDs) by November 5, 2014. … More

protected content Results of Our Three-Minute Poll on COBRA

First, thanks so much to the legions of ERIC members who completed our new poll on COBRA. Your comments were as helpful as they were fascinating. … More

protected content ERIC Participates in Hill Briefings and Releases New Study on Impact of PBGC Premiums

ERIC, as part of the Pension Coalition, which is a group of more than 100 trade associations, professional organizations and companies that collectively provide retirement benefits to millions of workers and retirees, unveiled a new study on May 14 revealing the significant economic impact and job loss that would accompany the proposed billions of dollars in increases to Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) premiums. … More

New Study Reveals PBGC Premium Increases Bring Significant Job Loss

The Pension Coalition unveiled a new study today, Increasing Pension Premiums: The Impact on Jobs and Economic Growth, revealing the significant economic impact and job loss that would accompany the proposed billions of dollars in increases to Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) premiums. … More

protected content ERIC’s Members Hear from Industry Experts at Legal Committee Meeting

In a meeting held May 8 in Washington, DC, members of ERIC’s Legal Committee heard from experts from the law firms of Miller &… More

protected content Results of ERIC’s 3-Minute Poll on the ACA Out-of-Pocket Rules

Below are the results of our Latest and Greatest ERIC 3-Minute Poll on the steps large employers are taking to comply with the new cost-sharing and out-of-pocket (OOP) limits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). … More

ERIC Expresses Concern with Ways & Means Committee Chairman Camp’s Tax Reform Discussion Draft

ERIC President and CEO Scott Macey today made the following statement in response to the release of a tax reform “discussion draft” by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI)… More

protected content Final Regulations on Shared Responsibility Unveiled

The Treasury Department and IRS on February 10 released the final regulations on Shared Responsibility under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), i.e., the penalty on employers for failing to provide health coverage to their full-time employees. … More

ERIC as Part of Coalition to Protect Retirement Launches Campaign to Safeguard Retirement Savings Tax Incentives

ERIC on November 7 joined with several other business trade associations as part of the Coalition to Protect Retirement to launch a national education and advocacy campaign to preserve the current tax incentives for retirement savings. … More

ERIC Polls Large Employers on ACA Exchange Notices

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today released the results of a poll of its members regarding the new Exchange reporting requirements. Over half of ERIC members responded to the poll… More

ERIC Releases Results of a Poll on Benefits Offered to Same-Sex Couples

Media Advisory: On Wednesday morning, August 28, The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) released the results of a poll of its members regarding the Supreme Court’s decision that section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional.… More

Discussion Points Regarding DOL Proposed Regulation Redefining “Health and Welfare Plan” to Permit State Government Plans to Include Non-Employee Participants

Related Files Link to Discussion Points of Proposed Regulation Federal Register Description … More

Overview of the Final Health Care Reform Law

The House and Senate on March 25 approved the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (H.R. 4872), the sidecar reconciliation bill that… More

ERIC Statement on Decision to Not Include Pension-Funding Relief in Senate Jobs Bill

ERIC Press Statement For Immediate Release: February 12, 2010 Washington, D.C. -- Statement by ERIC President Mark Ugoretz on the decision… More

ERIC Sends Letter to House in Opposition of Shadegg Amendment

ERIC this afternoon sent a letter to all Members of the House of Representatives in opposition to the possible inclusion of an amendment by… More

ERIC and Over 400 Organizations Express Opposition to House Health Care Reform Bill

ERIC and over 400 other companies and organizations on November 4 wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Leader John… More

2013 2014 2015