Employers Dislike House Mental Health Parity, ACA Affordability Policies

By Amy Lotven / October 5, 2021 at 7:39 PM
Employers who offer health insurance coverage tell Congress that several provisions in the House’s initial $3.5 trillion draft reconciliation proposal could raise costs for businesses, including a piece that would align the “affordability threshold” for employer coverage with the 8.5 % contribution limit proposed for the exchange market. Employers also worry about proposed penalties for failing to adhere to requirements under the mental health parity law, and some employers are piqued that the bill language undermines a key tenant of...

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