WASHINGTON, DC (June 1, 2018): Partnership for Employer-Sponsored Coverage executive director Christine Pollack was the guest on this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour podcast hosted by the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), the trade association of more than 100,000 health insurance agents and brokers.
The Partnership for Employer-Sponsored Coverage is an advocacy alliance for employers of all sizes and the over 178 million American workers and their families who rely on employer-sponsored coverage every day.
On the podcast, Pollack discussed the founding of Partnership and the coalition’s work to enact the bipartisan Commonsense Reporting Act (H.R. 3919/S. 1908) to reform the Affordable Care Act’s reporting requirements. The bills are sponsored by Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH), and Representatives Diane Black (R-TN) and Mike Thompson (D-CA).
Pollack and NAHU staff discussed the importance of grassroots efforts to drive public policy agendas on Capitol Hill and educational efforts to showcase the diversity of benefits offerings in the employment-based health care system.
In advance of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee upcoming hearing on health savings accounts (HSAs), Pollack emphasized the Partnership’s strong support for enactment of theBipartisan HSA Improvement Act (H.R. 5138), which is sponsored by Representatives Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR).
Listen to the full interview HERE and connect with the Partnership for Employer-Sponsored Coverage at www.P4ESC.org and on Twitter at @P4ESC.