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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.


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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Make Your Voice Heard: Help Us Tell Congress How to Lower Health Care Costs
In the wake of the testimony given by Cheryl DeMars last year, Sen. Lamar Alexander is calling for ideas for ...
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Still the Law of the Land? What a recent court ruling means for the future of the ACA
Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld major portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2012, health care providers, ...
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U.S. Senate Testimony: Employer Innovations that Reduce Health Care Costs
Summary of testimony by Cheryl DeMars, President and CEO, The Alliance before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and ...
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Congress Responds to the Opioid Crisis – A Start, But Much More to Do
A recent Google search for “opioid crisis” produced 90 million results, an indication that America’s addiction to opioids has gained ...
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Prescription Drug Payment and Pricing Laws and Proposals
Two bills designed to promote transparency in the sale of prescription drugs by banning pharmacy “gag clauses” were passed by ...
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The Drug Price Blueprint‘s Likely Impact
American Patients First, the Trump Administration’s “blueprint to lower drug prices,” contains provisions with the potential for a significant impact ...
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