Health insurers have started a new, nationwide campaign to increase support in Washington for group health and financial protection benefits.
America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) says it will be running ads over the next year to “bring employer-provided coverage to the forefront, highlighting the critical role this type of coverage plays in improving Americans’ health and financial security.”
AHIP also hopes to ward off any new efforts to tax employer-sponsored benefits.
AHIP talks in the background document about how employer-sponsored coverage works, how employers are updating their benefits packages, employee benefits tax advantages, and “policy threats to employer-provided coverage.”
Congress adopted the health insurance tax, which is simply a tax insurers, when it created the Affordable Care Act, because of a belief that the ACA Medicaid expansion and individual coverage mandate provisions would lead to windfall profits for health insurers.