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SWACCA Joins NCCMP Letter to Congress Urging Lawmakers to Reject Changes to ERISA Preemption that Would Undermine Multiemployer Health Plans

As part of our ongoing efforts to protect federal ERISA preemption, SWACCA joined the National Coordinating Committee on Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP) in a letter signed by 93 labor and employer groups that asks members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee to preserve federal preemption of state and local regulation of health plans amid consideration of the Pharmacy Benefit Manager Reform Act (S. 1339). The letter urges Congress to reject any efforts on the federal level to weaken ERISA preemption as it considers legislation to regulate Pharmacy Benefit Managers and instead take steps to shore up federal preemption.

The letter is part of continuing advocacy SWACCA’s Washington, D.C. team is engaged in to address a new threat to multiemployer health plans. Today’s letter with NCCMP builds on the letter SWACCA helped to lead last week to Congressional leaders on the same issue with more than 40 employer and labor signatories.

Signatories to the NCCMP letter include, among others, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), the Laborers’ International Union of North America, and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC), as well as several of SWACCA’s Construction Employers of America (CEA) allies, including FCA International, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA), and The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC).

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