Policy Analysis and Engagement Update for the Self-Insurance Industry
January 7, 2021 -- With the 2020 election results now fully complete, and President-Elect Biden’s inauguration just two weeks away, the Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) is taking this opportunity to provide initial analysis of what the new Congress and Administration under unified Democratic party control will mean for health care policy generally, and how those positions may impact the self-insurance industry specifically. Included in this analysis is an outline of SIIA advocacy, engagement and representation of member interests in Washington and around the country.
Through a number of federal elections and majority party changes, SIIA has maintained a steady course in changing times, strengthening advocacy activities and lending a strong voice to protect the industry when it was needed most. In 2021 and beyond, SIIA is in a better position than ever to be a vocal and active advocate on behalf of the self-insurance industry in Washington, D.C. through established relationships with policymakers, ongoing engagement, and the wherewithal to build relationships in a constantly changing political environment.
While SIIA is already engaging with policymakers and implementing a carefully crafted advocacy strategy, SIIA members also have a number of ways to advocate and to become involved themselves. Talking to and educating policymakers, engaging employer clients, and supporting SIIA with resources and time are just a few possibilities to help increase political and policy impact.
While initial policy analysis is provided below, SIIA’s government relations team will be discussing these election and policy impacts in more detail next Tuesday, January 12th, as part of the ongoing monthly Advocacy in Action webinar series, sponsored by Tokio Marine HCC Stop-Loss. SIIA members may register for the webinar here.