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Are you using any of these strategies? A survey by Towers Watson reveals the actions employers are considering to combat rising costs and avoid the excise tax. See the infographic.

Calculators

ACA Subsidy Calculator

This tool helps you project premiums and government assistance under the ACA by examining the impact of tax credits based on income levels, ages, family sizes and regional costs.

Minimum Value Calculator

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Minimum Value Calculator allows an employer to use information about its health benefits, coverage and cost-sharing rules to determine whether the plan meets minimum value standards.

Health Policy

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 pdf 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.

Michael Best StrategiesThe Alliance works with Michael Best Strategies to tap its expertise in government relations, lobbying and stakeholder engagement. Working on behalf of The Alliance, experts from Michael Best Strategies regularly monitor health care legislation and regulations that may impact self-funded employers at the national level as well as in the states of Wisconsin and Illinois. Michael Best Strategies works closely with the Health Policy Committee as well as Alliance leadership to stay in touch with members’ concerns.

Health Policy Updates

  • How the executive orders on CSRs and HRAs will impact employers
  • Trump Administration Expands Contraception Mandate Exemptions
  • EEOC Shares Timeline for Reviewing Wellness Regulations

Read the updates

Health Reform Updates

  • The Alliance Joins in Urging Senate to Avoid Taxing Employer Coverage
  • What do the latest health reform proposals mean to employers?
  • Health Policy in Transit: A Purchaser Viewpoint

Read health reform updates

Want to get involved with health policy?

Members are welcome to join The Alliance Health Policy Committee. For more information, contact Cheryl DeMars, president  & CEO at 608.210.6621 or cdemars@the-alliance.org.

Learn about the committee

Healthy Policy News & Updates

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Time to Vote – Again! — For Health Policy Resolutions
Although we are in the relatively “quiet time” between partisan primaries and the November general election, we need your vote ...
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Federal Health Care Policy Round-Up — Lots of Activity in DC This Summer
July has been a busy month for those keeping up with changes to health care law and policymaking. Here is ...
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The 2017-18 State Legislative Process in Review – Wisconsin and Illinois
Summer 2018 brings the conclusion of the state legislative process in both Wisconsin and Illinois. This is a good time ...
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On My Mind: Your Health Care Benefit Priorities for Congress
In late June, senior Alliance staff will spend a few days in Washington DC to meet with Illinois and Wisconsin ...
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Exploring President Trump’s Plan for Drug Price Relief
On Friday, May 11, President Trump delivered a highly anticipated speech to outline his plan to reduce drug prices and ...
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How the Ripple Effect Impacts Walworth County’s Employee Benefits
How the Ripple Effect Impacts Walworth County’s Employee Benefits
When Walworth County makes employee benefit decisions, it keeps the ripple effect in mind. For a governmental unit, the ripples ...
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