Industry Coalition Urges Candidates to Protect Employer-Sponsored Health Care

The National Coalition on Benefits, a group of industry trade associations that includes NAIFA, has sent a letter to presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump offering to work with the candidates “to support employer-sponsored health care coverage and innovations to lower health care costs for both employers and employees.”

The letter supports the role of federal ERISA legislation in encouraging employers to sponsor benefits for more than 175 million Americans. The coalition opposes the Affordable Care Act’s 40 percent “Cadillac Tax” on health benefits set to go into effect in 2018, which “could adversely impact our employees and the employer-based health system."
 
Finally, the letter notes that employer-sponsored health coverage helps to reduce health care spending by encouraging employers to improve “the delivery of health care” and promote healthy lifestyles for employees, among other strategies.
 


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