Short-Term Spending Bill Delays Cadillac Plan Tax and Extends CHIP

On January 22, 2018, Congress approved a short-term spending bill (the “Bill”) that will fund the government until February 8, 2018. The Bill was signed into law the same day. During its annual appropriation exercise, Congress provides funding for the agencies and programs it has authorized. Because Congress failed to adopt a regular appropriation bill,…

Senators Unveil New Legislation to Help States Fund Health Care

This afternoon U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Dean Heller (R-NV), Ron Johnson (R-WI) and former US Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) unveiled health care reform legislation.  The proposal repeals the “structure and architecture” of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and replaces it with an annual block grant to help states fund health care. …

GOP Pulls AHCA Before Vote

As we reported on Friday, March 24, 2017 in our health care reform timeline, the U.S. House of Representatives pulled the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”) from consideration after not receiving enough Republican support to pass the bill. The AHCA was President Trump’s first attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”).…

USI Webinar April 12: Health Care Reform 2.0

Lawmakers and the Trump Administration are debating the future of the U.S. health care system, with financial and compliance repercussions for employer-sponsored health plans. Join USI’s national compliance team for this timely webinar where we will update you with the latest developments on the repeal/replace/repair strategy behind the Affordable Care Act and share insight from…