The Fat Lady is not even warming up for this one. In fact, it appears that she can go on that Trans-Atlantic Cruise she always wanted to take because if she continues to wait on Congress to do anything, she will be on Social Security. Assuming that social security doesn’t burn out either, but that would be a different story.
If you Like Obamacare, you can keep your Obamacare. That appears to be the one promise you can count on when dealing with Washington. There were not enough Republican votes to pass the Graham-Cassidy bill, which really was not repeal but a reform. Reform is what we always label change and not enough Democratic votes (like ZERO) to break with their party and cross over on this one. Next up on the legislative front is “How Much Wood would a Woodchuck Chuck if a Woodchuck Could Chuck Proposition”.
I was talking to a prospect this week and he told me that his agent had sent him a synopsis of the bill and was wondering if I did anything like that? So, I gave him a verbal synopsis of the bill and told him that paper was a total waste of time until something passes. How many different papers would I have written since the beginning of the year for all the failed attempts (Whether you agree with changing Obamacare or not, it is still a waste of time at this point)? I would rather spend my time trying to help people navigate their benefits options based on our reality of today, not some what if scenario. There is still a lot of confusion in the market place and working on mitigating the various compliance issues businesses face and pay for the employee benefits has also moved me into the technology arena for benefits.
How to save precious Human Resource Payroll in administrating all of these non-revenue producing areas is part of our strategy. If you just want to visit about your company situation in this area just give me a call. You may be just fine but many businesses out there are not. Ignoring things will not help your bottom line and this evidently is not going away.