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

Are Employers the Real Disruptors of Healthcare?
Health & Benefits | Oct. 28, 2019 | Employee Benefits, Healthcare, Healthcare costs

October 24, 2019 Need a check-up? You might not need to look further than Walmart or Amazon. Both have launched a telehealth-related initiative, among other solutions, to emphasize preventive care

Health Tech Tools for Fighting the Opioid Crisis
Health & Benefits | Oct. 28, 2019 | Healthcare

October 24, 2019 With more than 130 Americans dying daily from an opioid-related overdose, this public health crisis is real. Health plans and employers play a vital role in addressing

What Employers Can Do about Mental Healthcare
Health & Benefits | Oct. 28, 2019 | Employee Benefits, Healthcare, Healthcare costs

October 24, 2019 Ben Miller, PsyD, chief strategy officer at Well Being Trust, gives his take on the state of mental healthcare in the workplace. We talk delivery and payment

Medical Tourism Reimagined
Health & Benefits | Oct. 28, 2019 | Access to Care, Employee Benefits, Healthcare, Healthcare costs, Quality

Every year, about two million Americans travel domestically or abroad for medical coverage. While it’s not a novel concept, it may be worth revisiting why people might choose to receive

Congress is Back: Healthcare Update
Health & Benefits, Video | Sep. 30, 2019 | Healthcare, Healthcare costs, Pricing transparency

Which bills might pass, which don’t stand a chance, and who’s backing a multi-million dollar ad campaign against benchmark pricing?

I Can Access My Health Data. Now What?
Health & Benefits | Sep. 13, 2019 | Healthcare, Healthcare costs, Payment reform, Pricing transparency

Health data systems cannot talk to each other, and it’s a problem.

Raising Our Voice to Lower Healthcare Costs
Health & Benefits | Aug. 14, 2019 | Access to Care, Government Affairs, Healthcare, Healthcare costs, Payment reform, Surprise Medical Billing

August 15, 2019 The Council joined over 60 other employer groups on a letter to all Members of Congress urging them to pass the Lower Health Care Costs Act, which

Member Q&A: What Prescription Drug Importation could mean for Brokers
Health & Benefits | Aug. 14, 2019 | Employer Sponsored Insurance, Healthcare, Healthcare costs, Pharmacy supply chain, Prescription Drug Pricing, Pricing transparency

August 15, 2019 On the eve of the 2018 midterm elections, President Trump unveiled a new part of his “American Patients First” ideology, spurred by the difference in prices Americans

Social Determinants of Health Surface in U.S. Policy Agenda
Health & Benefits | Aug. 14, 2019 | Access to Care, Healthcare, Healthcare costs, Payment reform, Social Determinants of Health

August 15, 2019 Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) is a new industry buzzword, but it’s also a concept that’s existed for decades. Now it’s making its way into policy agenda

Resources

Are Employers the Real Disruptors of Healthcare?

October 24, 2019 Need a check-up? You might not need to look further than Walmart or Amazon. Both have launched a telehealth-related initiative, among other solutions, to emphasize preventive care

Health Tech Tools for Fighting the Opioid Crisis

October 24, 2019 With more than 130 Americans dying daily from an opioid-related overdose, this public health crisis is real. Health plans and employers play a vital role in addressing

What Employers Can Do about Mental Healthcare

October 24, 2019 Ben Miller, PsyD, chief strategy officer at Well Being Trust, gives his take on the state of mental healthcare in the workplace. We talk delivery and payment

Medical Tourism Reimagined

Every year, about two million Americans travel domestically or abroad for medical coverage. While it’s not a novel concept, it may be worth revisiting why people might choose to receive

Congress is Back: Healthcare Update

Which bills might pass, which don’t stand a chance, and who’s backing a multi-million dollar ad campaign against benchmark pricing?

I Can Access My Health Data. Now What?

Health data systems cannot talk to each other, and it’s a problem.

The Fight to End Balance Billing Gets Ugly

Everyone is fighting to end surprise medical bills, but competing proposals are diluting the effort.

Raising Our Voice to Lower Healthcare Costs

August 15, 2019 The Council joined over 60 other employer groups on a letter to all Members of Congress urging them to pass the Lower Health Care Costs Act, which

Member Q&A: What Prescription Drug Importation could mean for Brokers

August 15, 2019 On the eve of the 2018 midterm elections, President Trump unveiled a new part of his “American Patients First” ideology, spurred by the difference in prices Americans

Social Determinants of Health Surface in U.S. Policy Agenda

August 15, 2019 Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) is a new industry buzzword, but it’s also a concept that’s existed for decades. Now it’s making its way into policy agenda