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Feb. 5, 2019 ERIC Adds Experience to Its Staff with the Hiring of Two D.C. Insiders
Mar. 29, 2018 ERIC Settles Lawsuit Against Oregon Retirement Savings Board, Secures Permanent Exemption for ERIC Members
Apr. 15, 2016 ERIC Advances Telehealth Initiative
Mar. 17, 2016 Changes Coming to The ERISA Industry Committee
Feb. 23, 2016 Will Hansen Joins ERIC as Senior Vice President of Retirement Policy
Sept. 18, 2015 ERISA Industry Committee Strongly Supports Senate in Repeal of Excise Tax
Aug. 10, 2015 ERIC Member Marty Webb Earns Spot on Benefits Management Honor Roll
May 18, 2015 Statement from ERIC CEO and President Annette Guarisco Fildes on Supreme Court's Ruling in Tibble v. Edison
Apr. 14, 2015 ERIC Urges Senate Finance Committee and Congress to Use Caution when Considering Changes to Employer-Sponsored Retirement System
Jan. 12, 2015 Annette Guarisco Fildes Appointed New CEO of The ERISA Industry Committee
Dec. 12, 2014 ERIC Supports Approval of Legislation Clarifying "Substantial Cessation of Operations" in Relation to PBGC Enforcement Activity
Sept. 18, 2014 ERIC Applauds Senate for Approving Legislation Clarifying "Substantial Cessation of Operations" under ERISA Section 4062(e) and PBGC Enforcement Activity
Sept. 18, 2014 ERIC Offers Support for Chairman Tiberiís Bill to Provide Relief from Nondiscrimination Testing for Frozen DB Plans
Aug. 1, 2014 ERIC Applauds Congress for Not Including PBGC Premium Increase in Highway Bill
July 11, 2014 ERIC Applauds House and Senate Tax-Writing Committees for Not Including PBGC Premium Increase in Highway Bill
July 9, 2014 ERIC Welcomes Announcement by PBGC Imposing Moratorium on Enforcement of 4062(e) Cases
June 25, 2014 ERIC President Scott Macey Comments on the U.S. Supreme Courtís Decision in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer
Feb. 27, 2014 ERIC Expresses Concern with Ways & Means Committee Chairman Campís Tax Reform Discussion Draft
May 7, 2012 ERIC President Announces Retirement; Interim Named
Feb. 2, 2012 ERIC to Congress: Fix Pension Funding Rules to Strengthen Pensions and Improve Economic Growth
Nov. 14, 2011 ERIC, ABC, Business Roundtable, and U.S. Chamber Call on Congress to Oppose PBGC Premium Increase; Argue that PBGC Deficit Product of Artificially Low Interest Rates
Nov. 4, 2011 ERIC Urges Simplified Process in Administering and Determining Exchange Eligibility
Oct. 21, 2011 ERIC Urges Proposals to Make Benefit Summaries Relevant to Self-Insured Plans
Sept. 7, 2011 ERIC to Feds: Do Not Impose Unnecessary Costs and Hassle on Employers to Fund Comparative Effectiveness Research
July 26, 2011 ERIC Cautions Regulators to Avoid Burdensome Claims and Appeals Requirements
July 18, 2011 ERIC Urges IRS Not to Impose Undue Burdens on Group Health Plan W-2 Reporting Requirements
June 20, 2011 ERIC to Regulators: Ensure that Shared Responsibility Provisions Do Not Unfairly Penalize Employers that Provide Affordable, Comprehensive Health Care
May 18, 2011 ERIC Urges En Banc Review of Ruling on Alleged Fiduciary Breach Concerning Unitized Fund and Recordkeeping Fees
May 2, 2011 ERIC to Treasury: Reduce the Regulatory Burden
Apr. 20, 2011 ERIC Urges PBGC to Create Stakeholder Advisory Group; Expand Board to Include Outside Directors
Apr. 15, 2011 ERIC Urges Agencies to Issue Additional Guidance for Retiree-Only Group Health Plans
Apr. 14, 2011 ERIC to DOL: Reduce the Regulatory Burden
Mar. 9, 2011 ERIC Says Lack of Clear Guidance Undermines Workplace Wellness Programs
Feb. 25, 2011 ERIC Urges Regulators to Support Policies that Encourage Workplace Wellness Programs
Feb. 23, 2011 ERIC Urges Agencies to Clarify that Proposed Rules Do Not Inadvertently Limit Employee Benefit Plans Use of Swap Transactions
Feb. 21, 2011 ERIC Urges Appeals Court to Uphold District Court's Dismissal of "Stock Drop" Case
Feb. 3, 2011 ERIC Urges DOL to Consider Unintended Consequences in Expanding Definition of "Fiduciary"
Jan. 17, 2011 ERIC Urges Balance on Proposed Target Date Fund and QDIA Disclosure Requirements
Jan. 13, 2011 ERIC Urges Treasury to Develop Workable Set of Rules in Implementing Hybrid Retirement Plan Regulations
Nov. 16, 2010 ERIC Urges PBGC to Correct Deficiencies in Proposed Regulations on Reduction in Operations
Sept. 22, 2010 New Claims and Appeals Regulations Would Increase Costs and Complexity, But Minimal Improvement for Employees
Sept. 14, 2010 ERIC Urges Agencies to Focus Lifetime Income Effort on Education, Genuine Safe Harbor, and Avoid Mandate of Annuities
Sept. 9, 2010 Ambiguity on Preventive Care Regulations Threatens to Increase Costs for New Mandates
Aug. 17, 2010 ERIC Urges Adoption of More Flexible Standard to Maintain Grandfathered Status Under PPACA
Aug. 3, 2010 ERIC Pleased with DOL Withdrawal of Proposed Regulation that Would Have Curtailed ERISA Preemption
July 8, 2010 ERIC Commends Appointment of PBGC Director
June 29, 2010 ERIC Disappointed in Supreme Courtís Refusal to Hear San Francisco Health Ordinance Challenge
June 9, 2010 ERIC Commends PBGC Decision to Allow Plan Sponsors to Correct Inadvertent Premium Filing Errors
June 4, 2010 ERIC Urges Fair Process in Administering Early Retiree Reinsurance Program
May 21, 2010 ERIC Urges Congress to Approve Meaningful Pension Funding Relief
May 21, 2010 ERIC Urges Solution for PBGC "Box Check" Issue
May 6, 2010 ERIC, Chamber and PSCA Advise DOL to Not Regulate "Generally Accepted Investment Theories"
May 5, 2010 ERIC Warns Mental Health Parity Aggregation Rule Will Force Coverage Retreat
May 4, 2010 ERIC Offers Recommendations to Government Request on Lifetime Income Options
Apr. 30, 2010 ERIC Urges Withdrawal of Draft Proposed Regulation That Would Curtail ERISA Preemption
Apr. 22, 2010 ERIC Applauds Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Deferential Standard of Review
Apr. 19, 2010 Statement by ERIC on the Obama Administration's Support for Pension Funding Relief
Feb. 25, 2010 ERIC Member Survey Finds Major Employers Overwhelmingly Support Health Reform that Preserves ERISA Preemption
Feb. 15, 2010 ERIC Statement on Decision to Not Include Pension-Funding Relief in Senate Jobs Bill
Jan. 22, 2010 ERIC Urges PBGC to Withdraw Proposed Regulations on New Reportable Events Requirements
Jan. 19, 2010 ERIC Calls for Major-Employer Priorities for Final Health Care Bill
Nov. 18, 2009 ERIC Urges Agencies Not to Eviscerate Workplace Wellness Programs
Nov. 11, 2009 ERIC and NBGH Urge Obama Administration to Ensure Preservation of ERISA National Uniformity and Federal Preemption
Nov. 5, 2009 ERIC Strongly Opposes Proposal by Rep. Shadegg to Allow State Litigation of ERISA Plans
Oct. 5, 2009 ERIC Letter Identifies Key Transition and Process Issues on Upcoming Hybrid Plan Guidance
Oct. 1, 2009 ERIC Urges Congress to Approve Pension Funding Relief; Protect SunAmerica Investment Advice Arrangement
Sept. 23, 2009 ERIC Expresses Concern Over Provisions in Senate Finance Committee "Mark"
Sept. 23, 2009 ERIC Urges Supreme Court to Reverse Appeals Court Failure to Provide Judicial Deference Under ERISA Plan
Sept. 17, 2009 ERIC Urges Lawmakers Not to Eviscerate Workplace Wellness Programs
Sept. 2, 2009 ERIC's New Benefit Platform Featured in GAO Report on Alternative Approaches to Current U.S. Pension System
Aug. 17, 2009 ERIC Calls IRS "Substantial Business Hardship" Requirement Unnecessary and Burdensome
Aug. 6, 2009 ERIC Urges Appeals Court to Uphold District Court Ruling Against Alleged 401(k) Fiduciary Breach Claims
Aug. 5, 2009 ERIC Expresses Support for Chairman Frank's Statement that Proposed CFPA Would Have No Regulatory Authority over Retirement Plans
July 17, 2009 ERIC Says No Need for Additional ERISA Regulations Aimed at Target Date Funds
July 13, 2009 ERIC and NBGH Urge Supreme Court to Consider Petition to Overturn San Francisco Health Ordinance
June 24, 2009 ERIC Urges Congress to First "Do No Harm" in Seeking to Reform Health Care
June 9, 2009 ERIC Expresses Concern Over Proposals that Could Undermine Employer-Based Health System
Apr. 28, 2009 ERIC Urges Comprehensive Rewrite of Miller Fee Disclosure Bill
Apr. 16, 2009 ERIC Urges Appeals Court to Uphold District Court Dismissal of 401(k) Excessive Fee Case
Mar. 26, 2009 ERIC Endorses Minority Leader Boehner's Pension and Savings Relief Legislation
Mar. 12, 2009 ERIC Urges Congress to Enact Pathway for FDA Approval of Biogeneric Drugs
Mar. 10, 2009 Ninth Circuit Ruling on San Francisco Health Ordinance Threatens Employer-Based Health System
Feb. 13, 2009 ERIC Applauds Conferees Dropping COBRA Expansion, but Disappointed Over Failure to Include Pension Funding Relief
Feb. 10, 2009 Lack of Pension Funding Relief in Stimulus Bill Will Harm Recovery and Jobs
Feb. 6, 2009 ERIC Urges Balance on Health Information Technology and Privacy
Jan. 22, 2009 ERIC Urges Congress and Obama Administration to Approve Meaningful Pension Funding Relief
Jan. 22, 2009 ERIC Urges Congress Not to Extend COBRA Health Coverage Beyond Original Legislative Intent
Dec. 24, 2008 ERIC Statement on Signing by the President of the Worker, Retiree, and Employer Recovery Act of 2008
Dec. 12, 2008 Statement by ERIC President on House and Senate Passage of Pension Funding Relief
Dec. 9, 2008 ERIC Warns Congress about Inaction on Pension Funding Relief
Nov. 21, 2008 ERIC Supports Pension Funding Relief Bill, But Further Action Will Be Necessary
Nov. 3, 2008 ERIC & NBGH File Joint Amicus Brief Supporting Full Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Review of San Francisco Employer "Play-or-Pay" Ordinance
Oct. 10, 2008 ERIC Files Comments on DOL Proposed Regulation on Investment Advice
Oct. 10, 2008 ERIC Urges Ninth Circuit To Overturn Panel Ruing That ERISA Does Not Preempt San Francisco Health Ordinance
Sept. 29, 2008 ERIC Testifies in Opposition to Tierney Retiree Health Legislation
Sept. 17, 2008 ERIC Says Plan Sponsors Should Not be Penalized for Offering Employees Generous Benefits
Sept. 9, 2008 ERIC Urges DOL to Delay Effective Date of Proposed Participant Fee Disclosure Regulations, Among Other Recommendations
Aug. 21, 2008 Ninth Circuit Rejects IRS Interpretation of ERISA's Anti-Backloading Rules
July 30, 2008 ERIC Registers Opposition to Legislation to Limit Pension Fund Investments in Commodities
July 25, 2008 ERIC Applauds DOL's Efforts at Improving 401(k) Fee Disclosure, But Warns that Rules Must Balance Needs of Participants and Employers
June 26, 2008 New Survey Reveals How Much Employers Spend on Incentives for Health Management Programs
June 23, 2008 Kathryn Ricard Joins ERIC as Vice President Retirement Security
May 14, 2008 ERIC Urges Key House and Senate Members to Approve E-Prescribing Legislation
May 12, 2008 ERIC Urges Appeals Court to Uphold District Court Dismissal of 401(k) Excessive Fee Case
Apr. 17, 2008 ERIC Urges Mind-Set Change in Treasury's Proposed Hybrid Retirement Plan Regulations
Mar. 31, 2008 ERIC Urges Appeals Court to Affirm Ruling that San Francisco Ordinance is Preempted by ERISA
Mar. 5, 2008 ERIC Urges House Members to Oppose Mental Health Parity Mandate
Feb. 13, 2008 ERIC Submits Comments on Proposed Automatic Contribution Arrangement Regulations
Feb. 13, 2008 ERIC Submits Comments to DOL on Proposed 408(b)(2) Regulations
Nov. 8, 2007 ERIC Presents New Benefits Platform for Life Security to Congress
Oct. 30, 2007 ERIC Urges Congress to Wait for DOL to Finish Work Before Moving New Fee Disclosure Legislation
July 27, 2007 Statement Regarding Rep. Miller's Legislation, The 401(k) Fair Disclosure for Retirement Security Act of 2007
July 25, 2007 ERIC and 11 Other Trade Associations Support Improved 401(k) Disclosure in Submission to Labor Department
July 20, 2007 ERIC Submits Comments to EBSA on Plan Fee Disclosure; Urges Flexibility
June 21, 2007 Major Employers Increase Health and Disease Management Programs for Employees
June 18, 2007 ERIC Supports Mental Health Coverage, But Opposed to Amending ERISA and New Mandates
June 13, 2007 Major Employers Introduce Platform for New Option for Health and Retirement Security
June 5, 2007 ERIC Applauds Ruling Upholding EEOC Exemption Permitting Coordination of Employer Plan with Medicare
May 23, 2007 ERIC Supports Health-Care Coverage Expansion, But Concerned About Intrusion on ERISA Preemption
May 10, 2007 ERIC Announces Release of Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Principles
May 4, 2007 ERIC Board Member Calls for Pension Act Changes, More Realistic Effective Dates
Apr. 23, 2007 ERIC Applauds Decision to Drop Deferred Compensation Provisions
Apr. 19, 2007 ERIC Applauds Senate Holding the Line Against Drug Price Controls
Mar. 14, 2007 Major Employers Urge House to Reject Senate Deferred Compensation Provisions
Jan. 23, 2007 Major Employers Express "Strong Opposition" To Deferred Compensation Amendment
Jan. 16, 2007 Major Employers See Medicare Bill as Missed
Nov. 14, 2006 Default Investment Regulations Sweep Far Beyond Auto-Enrollment
Aug. 18, 2006 Success of Pension Measure Depends on Balance
Aug. 9, 2006 Pension Decision Increases Employer Confidence
Aug. 4, 2006 Passage of Pension Protect Act Virtually Completes Seven-Year Journey
June 21, 2006 DOE Withdraws Defined Benefit Pension Preclusion Under Pressure From Employers and Congress
Nov. 17, 2005 ERIC Questions Senate Action on Pension Bill
Nov. 14, 2005 Employers' Amicus Brief In Cooper v. IBM Accepted by Appellate Court
Oct. 18, 2005 ERIC Urges HELP Committee Chairman and Ranking Democrat Against Using Pension Reform as Springboard for PBGC Budget Deficit Reduction
Sept. 28, 2005 Employers Applaud Court Ruling Supporting EEOC Authority
Sept. 23, 2005 ERIC Asks Influential Members of Congress to Maintain Medicare Part D Implementation Schedule
Sept. 9, 2005 ERIC Submits Letter to Senators Urging Careful Consideration of Pending Pension Reform Legislation
Aug. 10, 2005 ERIC and Deloitte Receive Results of Flexible Spending Arrangement Survey
July 26, 2005 ERIC Provides Easy-to-Understand Explanation of Funding Requirements for Single-Employer Pension Plans, and Funding Status of the PBGC
July 25, 2005 ERIC Urges Senate Finance Committee to Clarify Law on Hybrid Pension Plans
July 5, 2005 ERIC and Deloitte Receive Results of Wellness Program Survey
June 15, 2005 ERIC Provides Testimony on Pension Reform and Hybrid Pension Plan Bills
June 9, 2005 The ERISA Industry Committee Commends Ch. Boehner, House Retirement Leadership, on Step Toward Pension Reform
June 8, 2005 ERIC Supports Advance Of Electronic Health Information Before National Committee On Vital Health Statistics
May 24, 2005 ERIC Proposes Reforms For Pension Funding, PBGC, And Hybrid Pension Plans
Apr. 20, 2005 Before House Financial Services Panel: Social Security Debate Shows Growing Need for Financial Literacy, EBRIís Salisbury Testifies
Apr. 20, 2005 ERIC Recommends Additional Guidance For Employers Under American Jobs Creation Act
Mar. 31, 2005 District Court Ruling Will Accelerate Employer Retreat From Retiree Health Plans
Mar. 18, 2005 ERIC Presses Congress to Make Permanent a 2001 Expiring Tax Relief Provision
Mar. 8, 2005 Employers Unveil "10-Point Plan" to Promote the Health of the Nation's Pension System
Mar. 1, 2005 ERIC Calls On Senate Finance Committee To Protect Robust Voluntary Pension System
Feb. 23, 2005 AARP Suit Puts Retiree Health Benefits On The Line, Business Groups Claim
Feb. 8, 2005 Employers Need More Time for Income Deferral Elections
Sept. 30, 2004 ERIC Statement Regarding IBM and Plaintiffs Agreement to Resolve Certain Claims in Cash Balance Case
Aug. 10, 2004 ERIC Calls on Congress to Allow 401(k) Participation for Workers Called to Active Military Duty
July 7, 2004 ERIC Praises House Ed and Workforce Drive to Get the Facts About Cash Balance / Hybrid Plans
July 7, 2004 ERIC Praises House Ed and Workforce Drive to Get the Facts About Cash Balance / Hybrid Plans
June 23, 2004 Patients Rights Legislation Would Create a "Health Litigation Tax" for Working Families
May 20, 2004 ERIC Statement on the Need to Preserve the EEOC Rule to Exempt Retiree Benefits from ADEA
Apr. 22, 2004 ERIC Applauds EEOC Approval of Rule to Exempt Retiree Health Benefits from ADEA
Apr. 22, 2004 ERIC Supports EEOC Rule to Exempt Retiree Health Benefits from ADEA
Apr. 2, 2004 ERIC Warns Government Roadblocks on Rate Relief Crippling Pension System
Dec. 10, 2003 Pension Funding Correction Delayed
May 22, 2002 ERIC Calls for Investigation of Pension Information Leak
May 16, 2002 ERIC Disputes Erroneous Cash Balance Report; Calls for Withdrawal
May 2, 2002 ERIC Urges President to Oppose Mental Health Parity Mandate
Apr. 15, 2002 ERIC Calls on Senators to Oppose COBRA Subsidy Provision in Trade Bill
Mar. 13, 2002 ERIC Warns Congress that Broad Mental Health Parity Mandate Will Do More Harm Than Good
Feb. 19, 2002 ERIC Urges Congress To Avoid "COBRA-Only" Solutions
Dec. 19, 2001 ERIC Applauds Decision to Drop Domenici-Wellstone Mental Health Mandate
Nov. 14, 2001 ERIC Side-by-Side Comparison Demonstrates Expansive Nature of Domenici-Wellstone Mental Health Parity Provision
Oct. 31, 2001 Mental Health Parity Amendment Will Lead to a Decline in Health Care Coverage, ERIC Warns
July 31, 2001 ERIC Urges Senators to Oppose Mental Health Parity Measure
 
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