Flexibility for Employers

US tax law requires that employers report detailed information on employees and their families for the purpose of administering the Affordable Care Act’s individual and employer mandates and subsidy provisions. CAHC supports reducing these reporting burdens on small businesses by streamlining the process.

General

  • General Overview of CAHC positions on the small group definition, Health Reimbursement Accounts and employer reporting legislation
  • CAHC Issue Brief: Three Small Business Legislative Issues- July 2015
    1. Protect and preserve the small group market
    2. Allow employers to use HRAs
    3. Simplify onerous and time consuming reporting requirements
  • Sign-on Letter: House Health Committee Chairman and Ranking Members Requesting Bipartisan Passage of Bills that will Provide Small Businesses Relief from Rising Health Costs and Regulatory Red Tape - September 2015

Small Business Issues


Preserve Health Plan Choices


ACA Issues

  • Return to a 40-Hour Work Week in the ACA
  • The Affordable Care Act imposes an annual excise tax- popularly termed the “Cadillac tax,” on employer-sponsored insurance coverage in excess of a predetermined threshold. Health benefits are part of the total compensation package, and as such, their costs are borne entirely by workers. In some cases, the tax will stimulate changes in plan design that increase the share of health coverage costs subject to income and payroll taxation. In others cases, health plans will pass the tax onto workers in the form of higher premiums. CAHC is monitoring any regulatory activity concerning the tax and will support modifying or repealing the tax.
    • CAHC letter to IRS: Notice 2015-16 Regulatory Guidance with Respect to the Excise Tax on High Cost Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage - May 2015