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 ESHI.

The Council is also continuing to fight against the Cadillac Tax. The Affordable Care Act includes a 40% excise tax on employer-sponsored health plans with annual premiums exceeding $10,200 for individuals or $27,500 for families (the amount exceeding the threshold is taxed at 40%). Most predictions indicate that a significant number of group health plans would trigger the 40 percent excise tax if there aren’t any adjustments made to the threshold. This has been dubbed the “Cadillac Tax” referring to high-cost health plans.

You can learn more about the Cadillac Tax here.

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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

A Look at Current Single-Payer Systems
Healthcare In Transition | Feb. 21, 2019 | Healthcare, Single Payer

The team at NFP resets the dialogue on government-run health systems by exploring how they work in the UK, Canada and here in the U.S. within the Veterans Affairs (VA) program.

What’s Next for Association Health Plans?
Healthcare In Transition, Podcast | Feb. 21, 2019 | Association health plans, Healthcare

Keith VanderZanden of Advanced Professionals Insurance and Benefits Solutions sits down with The Council’s Katie Oberkircher to talk AHPs.

Member Q&A with Kyle Anthony: Accessing & Leveraging Healthcare Data
Healthcare In Transition | Jan. 25, 2019 | Healthcare, Social Determinants of Health, Value Based Care

January 25, 2019 Member Q&A with Kyle Anthony, Director of Human Capital Practice at Oswald Companies Historically, brokers have focused on improved access and utilization of claims data. However, it

What are Congress’ Priorities in 2019?
Healthcare In Transition | Jan. 25, 2019 | Healthcare, Individual insurance market, Prescription Drug Pricing

January 25, 2019 The 116th Congress officially opened earlier this month with 100 new members being sworn in. The new House Democratic majority largely believes that it has a mandate

The Next Step in 1332 Section Waiver Changes
Healthcare In Transition | Dec. 5, 2018 | Healthcare

December 5, 2018 The Departments of Treasury and Health and Human Services recently released four new Section 1332 “waiver concepts” to illustrate how states might take advantage of recently-released guidance

Tech Giants Poised to Shift Healthcare Landscape
Healthcare In Transition | Dec. 5, 2018 | Healthcare

December 5, 2018 Tech companies are banging down the doors of the healthcare industry, infiltrating different pieces of a complicated system in an effort to inject innovation into care delivery

Resources

Unable to join us for the Legislative & Working Groups Summit?

The main topic of discussion? How to demonstrate the effectiveness of the employer-sponsored insurance system within a growing national dialogue on government-run healthcare.

A Look at Current Single-Payer Systems

The team at NFP resets the dialogue on government-run health systems by exploring how they work in the UK, Canada and here in the U.S. within the Veterans Affairs (VA) program.

How One Innovator Exposes the Market to Startups and Other Innovators

Our Q&A with Dave Kerrigan, Founder and Managing Director at Sante Nasc, LLC, a healthcare and benefits advisory and consulting firm.

What’s Next for Association Health Plans?

Keith VanderZanden of Advanced Professionals Insurance and Benefits Solutions sits down with The Council’s Katie Oberkircher to talk AHPs.

A Look Inside: The Price of Good Health: Health Policies & Politics in the 116th Congress

January 25, 2019 We attended the Council for Affordable Health Coverage’s premier policy event earlier this month to hear from representatives from all corners of the healthcare industry. HHS Secretary

Member Q&A with Kyle Anthony: Accessing & Leveraging Healthcare Data

January 25, 2019 Member Q&A with Kyle Anthony, Director of Human Capital Practice at Oswald Companies Historically, brokers have focused on improved access and utilization of claims data. However, it

What are Congress’ Priorities in 2019?

January 25, 2019 The 116th Congress officially opened earlier this month with 100 new members being sworn in. The new House Democratic majority largely believes that it has a mandate

The Next Step in 1332 Section Waiver Changes

December 5, 2018 The Departments of Treasury and Health and Human Services recently released four new Section 1332 “waiver concepts” to illustrate how states might take advantage of recently-released guidance

IRS Extends Certain Due Dates for ACA Information Reporting to Individuals

December 5, 2018 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued a notice extending certain due dates for 2018 ACA information reporting to individuals under Sections 6055 and 6056 of the

Tech Giants Poised to Shift Healthcare Landscape

December 5, 2018 Tech companies are banging down the doors of the healthcare industry, infiltrating different pieces of a complicated system in an effort to inject innovation into care delivery