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Washington Watch - December 10, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

NASE Pushes for HRA Reprieve in 2015

The NASE along with the Council for Affordable Health Coverage, National Association for Home Builders, and the National Federation of Independent Business, asked congressional leaders to consider including language championed by Congressman Blackburn (R-TN) that would "prohibit the application of certain health insurance market requirements (no lifetime or annual limits and coverage of preventive health services) for Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) and similar accounts used by a small employer in 2015."

The NASE hopes that this "stop gap" measure could be included in upcoming legislation that would fund the federal government and allow for the NASE and other partners to fully repeal the Departments of Treasury, Health and Human Services, and Labor's Technical Release No. 2013-03 that significantly restricted the use of health reimbursement arrangements by small employers.

Read NASE’s letter to Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi


NASE Survey Launches, Your Health Care in 2015

As you explore health care options for the 2015 year, we would like to hear from you about your existing coverage, how you are dealing with any coverage changes for the coming year, and what changes, if any, you would like to see to in your coverage.

Take NASE’s Your Health Care in 2015 survey, today!


House Puts Forth $1.1 Trillion to Fund Federal Government

House leaders put forth a $1.1 Trillion spending bill that would fund most of the federal government through September 2015. The bill targets the Department of Homeland Security, only providing funding through February 27, 2015, in attempt to stop the President from moving forward on his Executive Order on immigration reform.

Read more on the funding legislation:

The Hill

Politico

MarketWatch


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