ERISA establishes a compliance framework for employer-sponsored medical benefits. Among other things, ERISA dictates that these benefits must be set forth in a written plan document, that various disclosures must be made to participate, and that the employer files general information about the plan with the government. When ERISA applies, some employers will want to treat the telemedicine benefit as part of the employer’s larger health plan. Doing so will help the employer meet its ERISA requirements without creating additional documents, disclosures, or filings. If helpful, we have sample language that can be included in your plan document for achieving the necessary compliance requirements.