Do No Harm to What Works

As the Affordable Care Act gained momentum on Capitol Hill in 2009, we formed our Health Reform Advisory Practice to guide you through the rocky waters of the ACA and help you chart the best course for your business.

Now the winds of health reform are blowing again. We're still here, at your side, to help you understand and navigate the challenges in whatever comes next.

Lockton's Position

“First, Do No Harm.”

As Congress continues the complex work of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, it must do no harm to what currently works and has worked well for decades. Employer-sponsored group health insurance works. Overwhelmingly, tens of millions of employees like their employer-sponsored group health insurance and want to keep it.

Legislative Updates

In 2009, as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) began to wind its way through Congress, Lockton’s Health Reform Advisory Practice (HRAP) began a long-running weekly legislative update series to keep you apprised of significant legislative developments as they unfolded on Capitol Hill. With the winds of health reform change again blowing in Washington, we are reinitiating those weekly updates.

2017

  • Feb. 24 - Republicans Move On with ACA Repeal and Replace Despite Tough Town Hall Meetings
  • Feb. 17 - GOP Leaders Inching Closer to Releasing ACA Repeal and Replace Legislation
  • Feb. 10 - ACA Uncertainty Lingers and Another Proposal to Tax Employees' Health Insurance
  • Feb. 3 - Policy Retreat Fallout and Hearings on the Hill
  • Jan. 27 - Republicans "Retreat" on Affordable Care Act
  • Jan. 20 - Delay and Repair –Democrats’ ACA Strategy Emerges
  • Jan. 13 - ACA Repeal Effort Edges Forward, Still Little Clarity on Timeline for Replacement
  • Jan. 6 - New Congress Acts Quickly to Pave the Way to ACA Repeal

2016

  • Dec. 30 - A Health Reform Call to Action
  • Dec. 22 - Employer Groups to Congress: Don’t Mess with Employer-Provided Insurance
  • Dec. 16 - Swift Repeal of the ACA Remains the Talk of DC
  • Dec. 9 - 21st Century Cures Act Clears Congress, Heads to the President’s Desk
  • Dec. 2 - The Affordable Care Act: Quick Death or Long Sunset?

Alerts and Webcasts

Alerts:

2017

  • Jan. 23 - White House to Federal Agencies: Throttle Down on the Affordable Care Act

2016

  • Nov. 9 - Decision 2016: What the Election Results Mean for Health Plan Sponsors

Webcasts:

2017

  • Jan. 6 - Repeal and Replace? Repeal and Delay? What the Health Reform is Going on Out There?

Income Tax Exclusion

Repeal the CadillacTax

Employer-Provided Insurance Works

Additional Resources

Lockton Thought Leadership

Lockton in the Media

2017

  • Feb. 21 - IRS to Accept Tax Returns Lacking Health Care Status; Employer Reporting Unchanged - SHRM
  • Feb. 20 - IRS Cites Trump’s Order and Accepts Tax Returns Skipping Obamacare Mandate – Kansas City Star 
  • Feb. 3 - Employers Fret Job-Based Coverage Vulnerable To Fallout From GOP Health Overhaul - Kaiser Health News
  • Jan. 24 - Navigating Compliance Issues Under Trump - Employee Benefit Advise
  • Jan. 24 - How Trump’s First Executive Order Could Affect Employer Health Plans -Society for Human Resource Management
  • Jan. 10 - Lockton Exec: In ACA Repeal, Congress Must Be Wary of Harming Consumers - Best Wire

​2016

  • Dec. 20 - Why Senate Democrats Could Help Replace the ACA - LifeHealthPro
  • Nov. 21 - IRS Delays Employers’ Deadline to Distribute ACA Reporting Form 1095 to Employees - Society for Human Resource Management
  • Nov. 11 - Farewell Mandates? ACA Likely to Change Substantially Under Trump Administration - Society for Human Resource Management
  • Nov. 9 - Obamacare, Numerous Regulations Face Trump Reversals - Kansas City Star
  • Nov. 9 - ACA Repeal Will Be a Priority, But Will Still Take Time - Kansas City Business Journal
  • Nov. 9 - What’s Next for the Affordable Care Act - Ingram's

Media Contacts

Kara Cowie
Email: kcowie@lockton.com
Twitter: @LocktonBenefits
Phone: 1 816 751 2312

Dean Davison
Email: ddavison@lockton.com
Twitter: @Lockton
Phone 1 816 960 9309

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