You might think that proposed state laws about insurance benefits won’t impact your self-funded benefit plan due to the federal ERISA law. Think again. State legislation is increasingly having an impact on self-funded benefit plans.
It’s time to tell Congress just how much employers care about repealing the Cadillac Tax. The Alliance recently joined a diverse group of organizations in signing a letter asking members of Congress to support legislation that will permanently repeal the Cadillac Tax. The bill is titled HR 748, the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019. Now, we’re asking Alliance members to write letters of their own supporting HR 748.
In the wake of the testimony given by Cheryl DeMars last year, Sen. Lamar Alexander is calling for ideas for legislation he will introduce to control health care costs. Health care costs are a growing burden on taxpayers, employers and family budget. Now is the time to share your ideas about ways to relieve that burden.
It strikes us that one of the ways to improve health and health care while lowering costs is to strengthen primary care. Primary care is the “routine care” delivered by clinicians who are trained in family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics.
In late June, senior Alliance staff will spend a few days in Washington DC to meet with Illinois and Wisconsin congressional representatives. The purpose of our visit is to build relationships with our elected officials and establish The Alliance and our employer members as a resource on key health care topics. These are brief visits so we want to use our time well! You can help by letting us know how the following four issues impact you, your employees and your business.