“I don’t see how they can unravel the law; there are too many people now covered by health reform benefits for legislators to completely ignore.”
– Will Glaros
As thirteen Republican senators try to take the House-passed American Healthcare Act (AHCA) and make it into policy that will get the required 51 votes needed to put the law on President Trump’s desk for signature, American business are still dealing with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Because most businesses rightly focus on their core competencies, employee benefits related to the healthcare law are typically reactionary and based on an insurance brokers recommendation without much discussion or long-term strategy.
Instead of viewing healthcare uncertainty as a potential problem or, even worse, ignoring the competing legislation altogether, smart business owners and HR departments are working with benefit consultants to create employee engagement plans that are bulletproof in the era of healthcare law uncertainty. If you current benefits broker is telling you there is no way to plan for the future of healthcare, then it might be time to find a consultant that takes your business (and your employees’ well being) more seriously.