Recommendations to preserve employer-sponsored insurance
By Admin | September 18, 2017
In an opinion piece written for thehill.com, contributing columnist James Gelfand outlines his reasons to protect the employer-sponsored health insurance system.
Gelfand cites that employer-sponsored insurance is the largest source of coverage in the country, giving 178 million people coverage.
The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) along with other organizations sent a letter to Congress with policy recommendations that would protect employer-sponsored health care while the market stabilizes.
Those recommendations include:
- Funding CSR payments to improve affordability in the individual market
- Repealing the Cadillac tax, which has already been delayed until 2020
- Updating consumer-directed health options like Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
- And explore value-based healthcare options