This information is updated frequently and will continue to evolve. We will keep you posted of significant developments as they occur. If you have any questions on these materials, please contact Joel Kopperud at joel.kopperud@ciab.com.

The Council’s Positions

The Council’s largest priority in this fight is the preservation of Employer-Sponsored Insurance. Employer-Sponsored Insurance (ESI) is the most common type of health coverage in the United States, with more than 181 million Americans depending on it. But some in Congress want to tax employees on the cost of their health care benefits.

Imposing a tax on employer-sponsored health plans is a dangerous policy experiment that could significantly erode employer-sponsored health coverage. Any cap on the tax exclusion is a direct tax on employees and the middle class.

Click here to see our full page on ESI.

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Questions?

Please contact Joel Wood at joel.wood@ciab.com or Joel Kopperud at joel.kopperud@ciab.com with any questions.

Healthcare in Transition Spotlight

The White House to Drop another Price-Related Executive Order?
Healthcare In Transition | Jul. 17, 2019 | Government Affairs, Healthcare, Healthcare costs, Healthcare reform, Payment reform, Prescription Drug Pricing, Pricing transparency

July 18, 2019 President Trump announced the administration’s intention to release an executive order based on a “favored nations” clause. This approach suggests the U.S. would pay for pharmaceuticals at

Executive Order on Healthcare Pricing Transparency
Healthcare In Transition | Jul. 17, 2019 | Association health plans, Government Affairs, Healthcare, Healthcare reform, Pricing transparency, Short term health plan

June 18, 2019 The White House recently released an executive order aimed at requiring insurers, physicians and hospitals to provide patients with more digestible information about the cost of their

Senate HELP Committee Updates Bill Text on Lower Health Care Costs Act
Healthcare In Transition | Jul. 17, 2019 | Access to Care, Government Affairs, Healthcare, Healthcare costs, Healthcare reform, Payment reform, PBM, Prescription Drug Pricing, Surprise Medical Billing

July 18, 2019 The Council recently expressed strong support for the Lower Health Care Costs Act, which confronts some of the biggest obstacles to bringing costs down in the healthcare

Surprise Billing and Industry Transparency
Healthcare In Transition | Jul. 17, 2019 | Access to Care, Government Affairs, Healthcare, Healthcare costs, Healthcare reform, Payment reform, PBM, Prescription Drug Pricing, Surprise Medical Billing

July 18, 2019 The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health recently marked up and voted in favor of drug transparency and surprise billing legislation. No Surprises Act (H.R.

The Administration Tosses Drug Rebating Rule
Healthcare In Transition | Jul. 17, 2019 | Government Affairs, Healthcare costs, Payment reform, PBM, Prescription Drug Pricing

July 18, 2019 The Trump administration announced it will not pursue its proposal to eliminate prescription drug rebates from government-facilitated health plans. While once touted as a critical step in

The End of the Cadillac Tax?
Healthcare In Transition | Jul. 17, 2019 | Cadillac Tax, Employer Sponsored Insurance, Government Affairs, Healthcare, Healthcare costs, Payment reform

July 18, 2019 The Council has long supported efforts to repeal the Cadillac Tax, and now lawmakers are primed to do just that. The House passed a bill to repeal

Health Intelligence
Healthcare In Transition, Leader’s Edge | Jun. 20, 2019 | Insurtech

June 20, 2019 According to Jonathan Gandolf of Springbuk, “We don’t need more data. Employers need direction on how to use what they have.” Gandolf explores how to meaningfully analyze

Healthcare Reform: Legislation Trackers
Healthcare In Transition | Jun. 20, 2019 | ACA, Healthcare, Payment reform, Pharmacy supply chain, Prescription Drug Pricing, Pricing transparency, Single Payer, Surprise Medical Billing

June 20, 2019 Our legal team at Steptoe & Johnson tracks healthcare reform bills in the 116th Congress. These documents are updated as of June 14. Federal Healthcare Reform Tracker.

Resources

What Does It Mean To Be a “One-Stop Shop” in Benefits Enrollment? Q&A with Raj Singh, CEO, Flock

July 18, 2019 Flock is a benefits administration, compliance and HR platform created with the goal of engaging employees and streamlining the benefits administration process. We sat down with Raj

The White House to Drop another Price-Related Executive Order?

July 18, 2019 President Trump announced the administration’s intention to release an executive order based on a “favored nations” clause. This approach suggests the U.S. would pay for pharmaceuticals at

Executive Order on Healthcare Pricing Transparency

June 18, 2019 The White House recently released an executive order aimed at requiring insurers, physicians and hospitals to provide patients with more digestible information about the cost of their

Senate HELP Committee Updates Bill Text on Lower Health Care Costs Act

July 18, 2019 The Council recently expressed strong support for the Lower Health Care Costs Act, which confronts some of the biggest obstacles to bringing costs down in the healthcare

Surprise Billing and Industry Transparency

July 18, 2019 The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health recently marked up and voted in favor of drug transparency and surprise billing legislation. No Surprises Act (H.R.

The Administration Tosses Drug Rebating Rule

July 18, 2019 The Trump administration announced it will not pursue its proposal to eliminate prescription drug rebates from government-facilitated health plans. While once touted as a critical step in

The End of the Cadillac Tax?

July 18, 2019 The Council has long supported efforts to repeal the Cadillac Tax, and now lawmakers are primed to do just that. The House passed a bill to repeal

Health Intelligence

June 20, 2019 According to Jonathan Gandolf of Springbuk, “We don’t need more data. Employers need direction on how to use what they have.” Gandolf explores how to meaningfully analyze

Healthcare Reform: Legislation Trackers

June 20, 2019 Our legal team at Steptoe & Johnson tracks healthcare reform bills in the 116th Congress. These documents are updated as of June 14. Federal Healthcare Reform Tracker.

2019 Employee Benefits Leadership Forum: The Client Perspective, Healthcare Costs and Interoperability

June 20, 2019 In case you missed it, we reported live from The Council’s Employee Benefits Leadership Forum (EBLF). Close to 600 industry leaders convened in Colorado Springs, Colo., to