Labor, Immigration and Employee Benefits

The Labor, Immigration & Employee Benefits Division facilitates the use of two policy committees (Labor Relations Committee and Employee Benefits Committee) composed of Chamber members that formulate and analyze the Chamber's policy in the areas of labor law, immigration, pension and health care. The Division regularly interacts with Congressional staff, numerous Federal agencies and many national coalitions (some of which are chaired by the Chamber) to help define and shape national labor, immigration and employee benefit policy.


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The event will highlight trends in workplace and community wellness initiatives emphasizing strategies to influence behavior change, promoting mindfulness at work, and improving health through genetics.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 8:00am

On March 20, 2017, the Chamber sent a letter to Congresswoman Herrera Beutler applauding the introduction of H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness Act. This legislation would support state-based association health plans that currently exist and ensure that they are able to continue operating under state and federal law. 

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 4:00pm

This comment letter was sent to the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the proposed rule on market stabilization.

March 7, 2017

Submitted Electronically Via Federal Rulemaking Portal: 

Attention: CMS-9929-P
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Department of Health and Human Services
Room 445-G
Hubert H. Humphrey Building
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20201

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 5:00pm
Issue Brief

On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a revised Executive Order that seeks to improve our national security and prevent terrorist or criminal infiltration by foreign nationals into the U.S.  This order effectively revokes the prior order and goes into effect on March 16, 2017.   

The order temporarily suspends travel for individuals from Iran, Syria, Somalia, Libya, Sudan, and Yemen for 90 days and will go into effect on March 16.  It is important to note that Iraq was taken off of the list of countries subject to this temporary travel ban. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 3:00pm

This comment letter was sent to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price regarding the 2018 Medicare Advantage payments in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year 2018 for Medicare Advantage Capitation Rates, Part C and Part D Payment Policies and the 2018 Call Letter.

Dear Secretary Price:

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 5:00pm