Will the Employer Exclusion Remain in the ACA Proposal?

Madeline Webb and Amy Webb attend the Capital Conference in Washington D.C. in February, 2017 for the National Assoc. of Health Underwriters.

Last month we had our annual Capital Conference in Washington D.C. for the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU). We had a great turnout – over 1000 brokers, the largest conference ever.

Our trip to Washington D.C was to participate in our annual Capital Conference for the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU). The biggest issue that we are most concerned about and spent our efforts lobbying against was the Employer Exclusion. This is important to many people because it allows employers to deduct their employees’ premiums as a business expense. Likewise, it allows employees to deduct their healthcare contributions as a pre-tax payroll deduction as well.

The Republicans’ ACA proposal had talked about removing the Employer Exclusion, and would use this increased tax revenue as a way to fund the ACA.

I’m happy to say that it appears this key point has been preserved.

During the conference we also met with Senator Booker, Senator Menendez and Congressman McArthur to discuss this issue as well as other healthcare-related concerns, such as stabilizing the individual market.

Here’s some infographics that explain more about employer exclusion.

Have a healthcare question? Contact Amy Webb.

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