Franklin Benefits Meets with U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee to Discuss Solutions for Rising Healthcare Costs
Franklin Benefit Solutions met with U.S. Congressmen Dan Kildee to discuss our concerns about rising health-care costs and the implementation of Affordable Care Act.
Congressmen Kildee was very receptive to the problems facing small business employers, to those who are provide quality health-care coverage and while keeping up with the changes in health-care.
“The atmosphere in Washington D.C. is very contemptuous. There are a lot of different opinions on the law. There are three schools of thought pertaining to Affordable Care Act. The first school thinks the entire law should be revoked; the second school believes nothing should be changed, all provisions in the act should hold firm; the third school, which I am a member of, believes in the overall philosophy of the Affordable Care Act – but, changes need to be made to improve the law, too strengthen it,” stated Congressmen Kildee. One of the most heated battles in Congress has to do with how the ACA defines what a full-time employee is. Currently under the ACA, businesses that employ between 50-99 full-time employees, those that work 30 hours a week are entitled to employer-provided health coverage.
Congressmen Kildee specifically noted,” we are aware of this problem, with the definition of full-time employees being moved to 30-hours a week. We know many employers are reducing the hours of workers to less than 30 hours a week to avoid the coverage mandate for these employees. “
The secret most benefit Brokers Won’t Tell You
Your current broker receives a commission from 3%-10% of your current monthly premium to perform a variety of services for you. Unfortunately, many brokers just collect that commission and do nothing to earn it. If that is your experience- consider a partnership with Franklin Benefit Solutions to service your plan.
All of our human resource administration and benefit consulting are provided at no additional cost! You can switch to Franklin Benefit Solutions from your current broker at any time-without any increased costs-not just on the anniversary date of your health plan. Remember, your premium and plans stay the same.