Now is the time to get on the calendars of your representative and senators to talk with them about our legislative priorities. The annual Congressional summer recess is here, with the House on recess from August 1 through September 6 and the Senate currently planning for a recess from August 8 through September 5. This is a prime time to meet with your federal legislators and help guide the next wave of healthcare-reform legislation. NAHU encourages you to work with your local chapter on scheduling meetings with lawmakers during this time.
NAHU's talking points for this summer are focused on the issue of employer reporting and in support of the Commonsense Reporting Act of 2021 (S. 3673/H.R. 7774). The reporting requirements were finalized in March 2014 by the Treasury Department and IRS; they detail what health plan information employers are required to report to the federal government annually for enforcement of the ACA’s individual and employer mandates. NAHU has repeatedly stressed concerns with these requirements, particularly their confusing and complicated nature for businesses of all sizes. We have worked with legislators to develop a common-sense solution to ease what has become an enormously expensive compliance burden. You can access our talking points directly by clicking here or by going to NAHU.org and clicking on “Advocacy” then “Legislative Issues.”
Please submit any follow-up info from your summer in-district meetings here. Be sure to include the name of the member of Congress, date and time of the meeting. If you have any questions on the summer recess, please send us a message. Even if you don't have any meetings lined up for the summer, please take a minute and forward along this Operation Shout stressing the importance of easing the ACA's employer reporting requirements.