Taxation of Employer-Sponsored Insurance
The employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) market is the most effective system of delivering health care benefits while reducing health care costs. Adjusting the tax exemption could be catastrophic to the system.
Every business that maintains electronic data or systems is at risk of a cyberattack or data breach. The simple act of applying for insurance forces insureds to assess their intangible asset risks and the strength of their cyber defenses. This process is a critical risk mitigation tool being led by brokerage firms across the country.
National Flood Insurance Program
Members of The Council look forward to a long-term reauthorization of the NFIP in 2017 that increases private market participation, increases floor insurance take-up rates and preserves the Write Your Own program.
FATCA’s goal is to close international accounts with cash value that are being exploited to avoid U.S. taxes, but it is misguided to equally target international property/casualty insurance premium payments.
The Cadillac Tax on health plans was intended to serve as an incentive for employers to minimize costly health plans in an effort to curb healthcare spending. However, there are several issues with its estimates.
The Council expresses our members’ strong support for the Lower Health Care Costs Act.
Our legal team at Steptoe & Johnson is tracking healthcare reform bills as they are introduced in the 116th Congress. The trackers are updated as of June 14, 2019. Federal
CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released related proposed rules to improve individuals’ access to their health data and facilitate interoperability and timely information flow between healthcare providers and payers.
The Council has signed onto a third letter with three dozen other employment-based trade groups on the issue of surprise medical billing to The House Ways and Means Committee.
Our legal team at Steptoe & Johnson is tracking healthcare reform bills as they are introduced in the 116th Congress. Recent updates are noted in the top box on the