Request for Information (RFI) on Regulations that Can Be Eliminated or Modified (July 31, 2017)

Topic: 
Health Care

The Church Alliance submitted comment in response to a request for information (RFI) from the Department of the Treasury on ways in which Treasury regulations could be eliminated or modified to reduce burdens. The Church Alliance took the opportunity to suggest, with respect to health plans: (1) eliminating several regulations that are either outdated, unnecessary, or unduly burdensome, (2) continuing relief or flexibility regarding Affordable Care Act and tax code requirements, (3) recognizing church plans as issuers of coverage eligible for the small business health care tax credits for employers in the modified SHOP program, and (4) preserving existing church plan exemptions from state insurance laws.