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

Back Door Discounts
Healthcare In Transition | May. 16, 2019 | Employer sponsored insurance, Healthcare costs, Leader’s Edge, Pharmacy supply chain, Prescription Drug Pricing

The pharmacy supply chain is one of the most complex and opaque parts of the healthcare ecosystem. Co-pay discounts and other rebates may lower costs, but do not address the

Government Affairs Roundup: The Latest on Healthcare Policy
Healthcare In Transition | May. 16, 2019 | ACA, Access to Care, Employer sponsored insurance, Government Affairs, Healthcare, Healthcare costs, Healthcare data, Healthcare reform, Payment reform, Prescription Drug Pricing, Pricing transparency, Single Payer, state activity, Surprise Medical Billing, Technology

Surprise Medical Billing Broad bipartisan support from the Trump administration as well as Congress has created momentum around surprise medical billing. Earlier this week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee

How We’re Fighting Surprise Medical Billing
Healthcare In Transition | Apr. 18, 2019 | Healthcare

April 18, 2019 The Council has joined over 30 other employment-based trade groups to provide two letters on the issue of surprise medical billing to House leadership, and the chair

The Latest on Healthcare from our Government Affairs Duo
Healthcare In Transition, Video | Apr. 18, 2019 | ACA, Association health plans, Healthcare, Medicare, Prescription Drug Pricing

April 18, 2019 Joel Wood, SVP, Government Affairs and Joel Kopperud, VP, Government Affairs, give us the lowdown on AHPs, the ACA, Medicare for All and drug pricing—and what we can

An Update on Association Health Plans
Healthcare In Transition | Apr. 18, 2019 | Association health plans, Healthcare

April 18, 2019 In response to a federal district court decision to set aside portions of the DOL’s Association Health Plan (AHP) rule, a group of Republican senators, led by

Genetic Benefit (Leader’s Edge)
Healthcare In Transition | Mar. 21, 2019 | Access to Care, Employee Benefits, Employer sponsored insurance, Healthcare costs, Healthcare data & technology, Healthtech, Leader’s Edge, Quality

March 21, 2019 One in every two individuals born today will be diagnosed with cancer—a genetic disease—at some point during their lifetime. Nick Bellanca of Wamberg Genomic Advisors breaks down

Webinar: Tools You Can Use to Dig into National Prescription Drug Pricing
Council Brief, Healthcare In Transition, Webinar | Mar. 21, 2019 | Healthcare, Healthcare costs, Healthcare data, Healthcare data & technology, PBM, Pharmacy supply chain, Prescription Drug Pricing, Pricing transparency

March 21, 2019 The Council’s Katie Oberkircher spoke with Eric Pachman and Antonio Ciaccia, co-founders of 46Brooklyn—a prescription drug research firm—to demonstrate how to use the tools they’ve created to

Resources

Back Door Discounts

The pharmacy supply chain is one of the most complex and opaque parts of the healthcare ecosystem. Co-pay discounts and other rebates may lower costs, but do not address the

Government Affairs Roundup: The Latest on Healthcare Policy

Surprise Medical Billing Broad bipartisan support from the Trump administration as well as Congress has created momentum around surprise medical billing. Earlier this week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee

How We’re Fighting Surprise Medical Billing

April 18, 2019 The Council has joined over 30 other employment-based trade groups to provide two letters on the issue of surprise medical billing to House leadership, and the chair

The Latest on Healthcare from our Government Affairs Duo

April 18, 2019 Joel Wood, SVP, Government Affairs and Joel Kopperud, VP, Government Affairs, give us the lowdown on AHPs, the ACA, Medicare for All and drug pricing—and what we can

Member Q&A with Brad Plummer, SVP of Employee Benefits, Cottingham & Butler

April 18, 2019 Brad Plummer, SVP, Employee Benefits Practice, Cottingham & Butler, sat down with The Council’s Katie Oberkircher to talk prescription drugs and the proposed rule by Health &

An Update on Association Health Plans

April 18, 2019 In response to a federal district court decision to set aside portions of the DOL’s Association Health Plan (AHP) rule, a group of Republican senators, led by

Genetic Benefit (Leader’s Edge)

March 21, 2019 One in every two individuals born today will be diagnosed with cancer—a genetic disease—at some point during their lifetime. Nick Bellanca of Wamberg Genomic Advisors breaks down

Webinar: Tools You Can Use to Dig into National Prescription Drug Pricing

March 21, 2019 The Council’s Katie Oberkircher spoke with Eric Pachman and Antonio Ciaccia, co-founders of 46Brooklyn—a prescription drug research firm—to demonstrate how to use the tools they’ve created to

Introducing Haven Healthcare: The Brainchild of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase

March 21, 2019 A year after the three corporate giants announced plans to join forces, the ABJ venture unveiled its name: Haven. With 1.2 million covered employees and family members,

Medicare for None: How our Partnership is Responding to the Latest Medicare for All Bill

March 21, 2019 Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s (D-WA) bill, which calls for a rapid, two-year transition onto a public health plan, is the latest effort to transition the U.S. to a