Policy Alerts

The National Business Group on Health's public policy activities provide members with the latest information and analysis of federal legislative and regulatory developments in health care that impact employers.

The Business Group issues Public Policy Alerts when Congress or the states pass new or major laws, agencies finalize regulations, or the Supreme Court or Federal Appellate Courts issue rulings that significantly affect employers’ health benefits or health care programs. These Alerts describe the key details of the government action, how it may impact employers, and include background information and links to available resources.

Given the level of interest and uncertainty surrounding the actions of the Trump Administration, the Business Group issues Washington Alerts, as developments warrant, to help keep members informed about major new developments that could affect employer-sponsored health benefits and health care delivery.

July 27, 2018
Massachusetts to Require Paid Family and Medical Leave
Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker signed into law a number of new tax and workplace provisions, including a new paid family and medical leave benefit for Massachusetts employees.
June 19, 2018
Michigan to Repeal Health Claims Tax
Recently, Michigan passed legislation repealing its Health Insurance Claims Assessment (HICA). This legislation, which the Business Group supported, should result in cost savings for self-insured plan sponsors with Michigan employees.
May 11, 2018
IRS Issues Inflation-Adjusted HSA/HDHP Amounts for 2019
The IRS Issued Inflation-Adjusted HSA/HDHP Amounts for 2019.
May 4, 2018
Rx Alert: CDC Guidelines on Opioid Prescribing
Learn how to work with your pharmacy vendor(s) to reduce risk of opioid addiction.
May 2, 2018
Paid Sick Leave Laws Enacted in NJ & Austin, TX
Today, New Jersey enacted A1827 that, beginning October 29, 2018, requires employers with employees in the state to provide 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked and preempts local paid sick leave ordinances once effective. Meanwhile, in February, the City of Austin, TX passed an ordinance requiring all employers with employees in the city to provide 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.

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