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What is Business Roundtable

Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy and a thriving U.S. economy.

More Than Leaders. Leadership.

Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote a thriving economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans through sound public policy.

About BRT

As business leaders representing every sector of the economy and providing health care and retirement benefits to tens of millions of Americans and their families, Business Roundtable members are committed to improving the affordability and quality of the nation’s health and retirement security systems.

BRT Letter to Lawmakers on Preserving Entitlements

Business Roundtable CEOs believe that entitlement modernization is an essential element of any successful economic growth and debt-stabilization strategy.

Preserving Medicare, Social Security

Business Roundtable has laid out its CEO recommendations for modernizing entitlements. More details ...

Social Security Reform and Medicare Modernization Proposals

The Business Roundtable's detailed plan to strengthen and modernize Social Security and Medicare that CEOs believe must be part of any comprehensive economic growth and deficit-reduction strategy.

BRT Recommendations to Protect & Modernize Social Security & Medicare

Business Roundtable released a detailed plan to strengthen and modernize Social Security and Medicare that CEOs believe must be part of any comprehensive economic growth and deficit-reduction strategy.

Loveman: Wall Street Journal Op-Ed on Preserving Entitlements

Column first appeared in The Wall Street Journal. The fiscal cliff has been averted, preventing immediate economic calamity. But for long-term economic growth, we must get serious about entitlement reform and government spending.

On immigration, lobbying and entitlements

Goings on at Business Roundtable touch on immigration, lobbying and entitlement reform.

BRT Letter Re: CMS-9964-P: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

BRT appreciates the opportunity to submit comments in response to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed rule, "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2014."

BRT Letter Re: S. 1880 and H.R. 1370 Tax on Health Insurance Premiums

Business Roundtable (BRT) strongly supports legislation (S. 1880 and H.R. 1370) that would repeal a new tax on health insurance premiums included in the Affordable Care Act.

Target: Active Engagement and a Team Approach to a Healthy Workforce

Target believes that consumer-driven care isn’t enough to inspire a culture of health and wellness. To succeed, companies must think beyond benefits.

CVS Caremark: Improving Wellness Through Targeted Employee Communications and Education

As a pharmacy innovation company, CVS Caremark is dedicated to putting people on the path to better health. The company believes its commitment to health is not limited to its customers, but begins with its employees.

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Committee Priorities

Business Roundtable members want to ensure that future generations of American retirees can enjoy peace of mind in retirement. They support proposals to strengthen Social Security and Medicare, improve their finances and preserve their benefits for current and future retirees.

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Changes are needed to the Affordable Care Act to reduce the complexity of compliance and the costs. These changes should start with eliminating unnecessary and duplicative requirements, fees and taxes on medical devices, insurance plans and pharmaceuticals.

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Business Roundtable members are committed to offering benefits that help empower employees, giving them tools and resources to lead healthier lives.

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The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), which Business Roundtable strongly supports, provides the legal authority that permits employers to manage health care and retirement plans for employees in locations across the country without 50 states imposing separate requirements.

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Business Roundtable supports policies that will create value for all consumers of health care services, including expanding the use of health information technology; dissemination of consumer information on cost and quality of health care; and promotion of changing payments by public and private payers, including Medicare, to reward value of services provided, not volume.

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Business Roundtable supports enacting medical liability reform to ensure that patients do not lose access to physicians and a full range of health care services. These reforms include revising tort laws, developing alternative mechanisms to resolve claims and continuing support for the use of appropriate medical practice guidelines.

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Business Roundtable supports tax policy with stable incentives to contribute to defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans.

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