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

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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
Friday, March 23, 2018
Council Letter to Six Bipartisan Senators Regarding Health Care Transparency
Council Letter to Six Bipartisan Senators Regarding Health Care Transparency
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Council calls on IRS to address HSA limit issue
WASHINGTON, DC – In a March 22 letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials, the American Benefits Council requested relief from a newly reduced health savings account (HSA) limit that imposes significant administrative burdens on employers, employees and other taxpayers.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Council Letter to Treasury Regarding Reduced 2018 HSA Contribution Limit
Council Letter to Treasury Regarding Reduced 2018 HSA Contribution Limit
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Letter from Reps. Kelly and Paulsen to Treasury Regarding Revised HSA Contribution Limits
Letter from Reps. Kelly and Paulsen to Treasury Regarding Revised HSA Contribution Limits
Monday, March 19, 2018
Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act, as Proposed Addition to Omnibus Spending Bill
On March 19, a team of Republican lawmakers in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives released legislative language providing for individual market stabilization.
Monday, March 19, 2018
Updated Affordable Coverage Coalition Letter to Congress Urging Inclusion of Individual Market Stabilization in Omnibus Spending Bill
Updated Affordable Coverage Coalition Letter to Congress Urging Inclusion of Individual Market Stabilization in Omnibus Spending Bill
Monday, March 19, 2018
Letter from Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) to Senate Leadership Urging Enactment of Frozen Plan Nondiscrimination Relief from RESA
Letter from Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) to Senate Leadership Urging Enactment of RESA
Thursday, March 15, 2018
U.S. Appeals Court for the Fifth Circuit Decision in U.S. Chamber of Commerce v. Acosta
U.S. Appeals Court for the Fifth Circuit Decision in U.S. Chamber of Commerce v. Acosta
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Council Letter to Congress Supporting Individual Health Insurance Market Stabilization Measures in Omnibus Spending Bill
The American Benefits Council (Council) urges Congress to include legislation stabilizing the individual health insurance market in the omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018.
Monday, March 12, 2018
Employers 'leading the way' on innovations that improve outcomes, lower health care costs: Council, Mercer study highlights companies' best, brightest ideas
Frustrated by paying for the volume of health services delivered rather than the value received, and by the uncoordinated and fragmented care their workers receive, employers are taking meaningful action to transform the health care system. This is the message of Leading the Way: Employer Innovations in Health Coverage, a new report from the American Benefits Council and Mercer.
Monday, March 12, 2018
Executive Summary: What Employers are Doing to Improve America's Health System
Executive Summary: What Employers are Doing to Improve America's Health System
Monday, March 12, 2018
By the Numbers: What Employers are Doing to Improve America's Health Care System
By the Numbers: What Employers are Doing to Improve America's Health Care System
Monday, March 12, 2018
Leading the Way: Employer Innovations in Health Coverage
In collaboration with Mercer, the American Benefits Council has composed a playbook of some of employers' most innovative health coverage strategies.
Monday, March 12, 2018
Policy Recommendations for Supporting Employer Health Coverage Innovation
Policy Recommendations for Supporting Employer Health Coverage Innovation
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Affordable Coverage Coalition Letter to Congress Urging Inclusion of Individual Market Stabilization in Omnibus Spending Bill
A March 6 letter to congressional leaders, signed by the Council and seven other insurer, employer and provider groups, calls for the inclusion of individual market stabilization language in the forthcoming omnibus bill.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Lower HSA contribution limits proving disruptive: plans have been relying on higher limits from prior guidance
WASHINGTON, DC – "The newly reduced limit for health savings account (HSA) contributions was an unwelcome surprise to the employers who offer and administer these health plans," American Benefits Council Senior Counsel, Health Policy, Kathryn Wilber, said today.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Council Letter to DOL/EBSA Regarding Proposed Regulations Defining 'Employer' under Section 3(5) of ERISA (Association Health Plans)
Council letter on definition of "employer" for the purposes of AHPs (3/6/2018)
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Council Letter Supporting the Bipartisan HSA Improvements Act
The Council writes in strong support of the Bipartisan HSA Improvement Act, which will make health savings accounts (HSAs) even more useful and effective for employers who wish to extend meaningful, affordable health coverage to their workforce.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Bipartisan HSA Improvement Act (Kelly-Blumenauer-Paulsen-Kind)
Bipartisan HSA Improvement Act