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The Council regularly provides intelligence and analysis to its members and offers policy expertise to lawmakers and the general public.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Better Care Reconciliation Act (Senate Health Care Reform Bill), Third Revision
Better Care Reconciliation Act (Senate Health Care Reform Bill), Third Revision
Thursday, July 20, 2017
CBO Score of Better Care Reconciliation Act (Senate Health Care Reform Bill), Third Revision
CBO Score of Better Care Reconciliation Act (Senate Health Care Reform Bill), Third Revision
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Better Care Reconciliation Act (Senate Health Care Reform Bill), Third Revision, Official Section-by-Section Summary
Better Care Reconciliation Act (Senate Health Care Reform Bill), Third Revision, Official Section-by-Section Summary
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Smarter Health Care Coalition Letter of Support of Executive Order & Expansion of Preventive Care Safe Harbor
Smarter Health Care Coalition Letter of Support of Executive Order & Expansion of Preventive Care Safe Harbor
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
CBO Score of Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act (H.R. 1628), As Offered as Amendment in Senate
CBO Score of Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act (H.R. 1628), As Offered as Amendment in Senate
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act (H.R. 1628), As Offered as Amendment in Senate
Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act (H.R. 1628), As Offered as Amendment in Senate
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
ACA Repeal & Replace Legislation Stalls, Various Options on Next Steps
ACA Repeal & Replace Legislation Stalls, Various Options on Next Steps
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Letter to House Urging Support for the Savings Enhancement by Alleviating Leakage in 401(k) Savings (SEAL) Act (H.R. 2030)
Letter to House Urging Support for the Savings Enhancement by Alleviating Leakage in 401(k) Savings Act (H.R. 2030)
Monday, July 17, 2017
Letter to Senate Finance Committee: Recommendations for Tax Reform
The American Benefits Council offered detailed recommendations with respect to tax reform in a July 17 letter to the Senate Finance Committee, urging lawmakers to strengthen the tax incentives for employer-sponsored health insurance and retirement plans. The letter also included numerous suggestions for reducing employer burdens and improving outcomes for participants and beneficiaries.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Better Care Reconciliation Act (Senate Health Care Reform Bill), Second Revision, Official Section-by-Section Summary
Senate Republican leaders have released the latest version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), a measure to repeal and replace large sections of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The latest version of the legislation includes a number of changes designed to shore up support within the caucus, though none of these significantly affect employer-sponsored plans. An official section-by-section summary of BCRA is also available.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Better Care Reconciliation Act (Senate Health Care Reform Bill), Second Revision
On July 13, Senate Republican leaders released the latest version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), a measure to repeal and replace large sections of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The latest version of the legislation includes a number of changes designed to shore up support within the caucus, though none of these significantly affect employer-sponsored plans.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Council Comments to HHS Regarding RFI on Reducing Regulatory Burdens Imposed by Affordable Care Act & Improving Healthcare Choices to Empower Patients
The Council appreciates the opportunity to provide comment to HHS with respect to ongoing efforts to reduce regulatory burdens and improve health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act and to provide for a health care system that adheres to the principles of affordability, quality, innovation and empowerment.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
401(k) Fast Facts
401(k) Fast Facts
Thursday, July 6, 2017
U.S. Appeals Court for the Second Circuit Decision in Osberg v. Foot Locker
In a July 6 decision, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in favor of a group of retirement plan participants seeking relief in a cash balance plan conversion case.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
State-Run Retirement Arrangements That Could Result in Mandates Imposed on Current Plan Sponsors (Courtesy of Davis & Harman LLP)
State-Run Retirement Arrangements That Could Result in Mandates Imposed on Current Plan Sponsors
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Group Letter to House Supporting Protecting Access to Care Act (H.R. 1215)
In a party-line vote on June 27, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure to impose stronger limits on medical malpractice lawsuits. The Council had signed on to a joint letter with other trade associations supporting the measure.
Monday, June 26, 2017
JCT Revenue Estimate of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, As Revised
JCT Revenue Estimate of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, As Revised
Monday, June 26, 2017
CBO Revenue Estimate of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, As Revised
On June 26, the Congressional Budget Office issued its initial revenue score of the bill, estimating that it will reduce the deficit by $321 billion over ten years while also resulting in 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under the ACA. Of these 22 million additional uninsured, 15 million would be Americans losing Medicaid coverage.
Monday, June 26, 2017
Official Section-by-Section Summary of the Discussion Draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, As Revised
Official Section-by-Section Summary of the Discussion Draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, As Revised
Monday, June 26, 2017
Global Benefits Webcast Presentation: The Underfunded UK Pension Scheme
Global Benefits Webcast Presentation: The Underfunded UK Pension Scheme