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Indiana Chamber Teams With Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to Bring ‘Game-Changing’ Health Care Plans to Small Businesses

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The ChamberCare Health Alliance is the next evolution in a 15-year partnership between the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Thousands of organizations and their workers have benefitted from a series of ChamberCare health insurance offerings. The introduction of the Alliance and its MEWA (multiple employer welfare arrangement) allows small businesses with between [...]

2019-08-20T11:51:50-04:00August 20th, 2019|

Will Obamacare Survive?

The answer largely depends on what the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decides in the coming months. Earlier this month, on July 9, this court in New Orleans heard arguments on a case that could upend the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA). This threat was filed by a group of 20 red states, including Indiana, in [...]

2019-07-22T11:47:24-04:00July 22nd, 2019|

Chamber-Backed Cadillac Tax Repeal Gains Momentum, But Medical Device Tax Relief Stalls

The Indiana Chamber previously signed on to a stakeholder letter to Congress urging repeal of the “Cadillac Tax.” On July 17, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on H.R.748, the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019, which repeals the 40% excise tax on employer-sponsored health care coverage for which there is an excess benefit (high-cost plans). [...]

2019-07-19T14:35:17-04:00July 19th, 2019|

Indiana Chamber’s Vision 2025 Report Card Details Unhealthy Economic Threat

The advantages that currently help Indiana maintain a competitive economic climate may soon not be enough due to several challenges outlined in the Indiana Chamber’s Indiana Vision 2025 Report Card. While progress is taking place on some of the education statistical measures as part of the long-term approach to future workforce needs, the results are simply poor and getting [...]

2019-06-14T14:40:42-04:00June 14th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Drive for Evidence-Based Policy

In Chamberworld, "policy development" is the process of identifying issues of public concern and proposing well-researched solutions that can be implemented by policymakers. This usually comes in the form of legislation, administrative rule or executive order. The Indiana Chamber has 14 committees that develop policy on broad ranges of subject matter including higher education, civil justice, energy, infrastructure, health [...]

2019-06-06T09:09:40-04:00June 6th, 2019|

Health Care Cost Sharing Bill Heard in House Insurance

House Bill 1307 – Health Care Service Cost Sharing Authored by Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) Requires a state employee health plan, a policy of accident and sickness insurance, and a contract with a health maintenance organization to provide coverage for treatment of ectodermal dysplasia. Chamber Position: Oppose The Latest: Representative Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne), House Insurance Committee chairman, held [...]

2019-02-15T14:14:32-04:00February 15th, 2019|

BizVoiceExtra: A Dose of Compassion

Recently, I stood in the intensive care unit (ICU) visiting a loved one who was recovering from heart surgery. Furtively, I glanced around trying to conceal my apprehension. Why is the equipment making noises? Will he have empathetic nurses? What if something goes wrong and he never comes home? When an extroverted, wisecracking nurse walked in, I relaxed. Briefly, [...]

2019-01-30T14:14:05-04:00January 30th, 2019|

Chamber Announces Top Legislative Priorities for 2019

The Indiana Chamber wants the state Legislature to take the next steps in skilling up the workforce and fast track a water plan for the state. These priorities were among those announced today at our annual Legislative Preview in Indianapolis, where General Assembly leaders also took part in a panel discussion looking ahead to the 2019 session. The event [...]

2018-11-19T15:43:17-04:00November 19th, 2018|

Chamber’s Annual Legislative Preview With Caucus Leaders Set for November 19

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Hoosiers can get a sneak peek of the upcoming General Assembly session at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Preview on November 19. At the event, sponsored by Ice Miller LLP, the four caucus leaders are slated to participate in a question and answer session on how they see the 2019 session playing out. In addition, the Indiana [...]

2018-10-15T10:02:00-04:00October 15th, 2018|

Calling All Chamber Members for Annual Meeting on November 13

The annual membership meeting of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce features a new twist in 2018. Like all other years, however, it provides an opportunity to learn more about the operation of your Chamber and the priorities that will be focused on in the year ahead. The November 13 session is in conjunction with the fall board of directors meeting. It [...]

2018-10-05T10:28:31-04:00October 5th, 2018|