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Top Three 1/12/18

Jan 12, 2018

1. On January 3, 2018, NECA, as a member of the Infrastructure Working Group, sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to take swift action on an infrastructure bill in 2018. The letter stated that infrastructure investment must be a top priority for the 115th Congress.

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2. Earlier this week, the Department of Labor (DOL) offered a proposed rule to allow greater acceptance for associations under ERISA to offer association health plans across state lines. This proposed rule comes on the heels of the executive order issued by the Trump administration in October of last year, urging federal agencies to loosen the restrictions placed on associations who wish to offer insurance plans across state lines.

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3. On January 9, 2018, Representatives Dr. Phil Roe (R-TN) and Donald Norcross (D-NJ) held a brief press event to announce their upcoming introduction of the long awaited, Growing Retirement Options for Workers (GROW) Act. Sponsored by numerous contractor associations and North America’s Building Trades Union, the GROW Act allows for the creation of multiemployer pension composite plans.

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