On March 20, 2018, ABC joined leading employer organizations to form the Partnership for Employer-Sponsored Coverage (P4ESC). The coalition will work to strengthen and protect employment-based health care coverage and will champion solutions to protect these benefits for hardworking Americans.

“Providing quality health care benefits is a top priority for Associated Builders and Contractors and its member companies,” said ABC Vice President of Legislative and Political Affairs Kristen Swearingen. “Common-sense proposals to lower costs and provide employers with more choices in health care coverage are critical components to the health care reform we need, and ABC is proud to work with the Partnership for Employer-sponsored Coverage to advance these goals for hardworking Americans.”

P4ESC has already endorsed the Bipartisan HSA Improvement Act (H.R. 5138) to expand access and increase benefit flexibility for Health Savings Accounts and the Commonsense Reporting Act (H.R. 3919/S.1908), which would streamline the Internal Revenue Service reporting process under the Affordable Care Act. 

P4ESC members include the American Hotel & Lodging Association, American Staffing Association, American Rental Association, Auto Care Association, International Franchise Association, National Association of Health Underwriters, National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, National Retail Federation, Retail Industry Leaders Association, Society of American Florists and Society for Human Resource Management.