The goal of The Alliance’s health policy function is to:
- Provide timely and objective information to members,
- Become a resource to public policy makers, and
- Take action on issues that are likely to impact Alliance members and that are consistent with our mission.
Read our Health Policy Platform.
The Alliance is a member of the American Benefits Council on behalf of employers who belong to our cooperative. We regularly share information about Council activities and pass along educational materials and learning opportunities.
Health Policy Updates
- 2018 Amounts for HSAs and HDHPs Announced
- Keeping Up with Health Policy Changes: Important Information for Employers
- Health Care in the 115th Congress – Webinar
Health Reform Updates
- What do the latest health reform proposals mean to employers?
- ERIC Views on What to Expect Next on Health Policy
- Deadline for Distributing 2016 IRS Forms 1095-C and 1094-C Extended to March 2, 2017
Health Policy News and Updates
Seven years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the political barriers to a substantive national dialogue to advance sound health care policy are once again front and center.
Can you share your health innovation success story to give federal lawmakers a better understanding of health benefits issues?
What will happen to employer-sponsored health benefits if the American Health Care Act (AHCA) becomes law? At the March 2017 Alliance Learning Circle attorney John Barlament, partner at Quarles & Brady, weighed in on the murky scenarios created by the AHCA bill introduced by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Health Policy in Transit offers “common sense” recommendations from employers like us to U.S. lawmakers considering changes to the Affordable Care Act.
The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) just released an informative presentation outlining what laws congress and states will change in 2017.
The debate on the best way to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is likely to continue to evolve in the hours, days and weeks ahead.
The Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued its 2016 report to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on October 26. The report includes a number of recommendations to improve compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer reporting requirements under Internal Revenue Code sections 6055 and 6056.
As if complying with the ACA wasn’t already tough enough, employers now face an updated set of forms, notices and penalties.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released draft instructions for completing forms 1094-C and 1095-C on Aug. 2, 2016. The instructions will guide employers in completing revised draft Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, which were released by the IRS on July 7, 2016.
The good news is, you survived a lot of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) major changes. The bad news is, it’s not over yet.