Employers, whose health plans cover more than 178 million people nationwide, are on the front lines of the battle against opioid addiction. The American Benefits Council applauds Congressional efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and hopes to provide some additional perspective on the efforts of American employers to combat addiction and improve treatment.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "American companies and the federal government share the goal of connecting benefit plan participants with the money they are owed," American Benefits Council President James A. Klein said today. "We believe a public-private partnership can help solve the challenge of finding missing participants," he added.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce's Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions (HELP) today, the American Benefits Council voiced support for a bill that would provide for a common-sense update to the cash-out limit, as well as other measures that would modernize how employees receive required disclosures and expand usage of open multiple employer plans (MEPs).
The Council provided comments with respect to Louisiana's application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") and to the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Departments), for a waiver of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as authorized by Section 1332 of that Act. Louisiana's 1332 waiver application seeks approval to waive Section 1312(c)(1) of the ACA for the purpose of establishing a state-based and state-administered reinsurance program.
The American Benefits Council submitted expert testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health on April 26, related to the subcommittee's hearing Identifying Innovative Practices and Technology in Health Care.
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.
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.