NTCA Applauds Cadillac Tax Repeal Legislation

For Immediate Release
Contact: Hillary Crowder, 703-351-2086, hcrowder@ntca.org

Arlington, Va. (September 17, 2015)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today issued the following statement from Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield in support of legislation introduced by Sens. Dean Heller (R–Nev.) and Martin Heinrich (D–N.M.) that seeks to repeal fully repeal the 40% tax on employee health benefits—also known as the “Cadillac tax”:

“NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association applauds Senators Heller and Heinrich for the introduction of legislation to repeal the 40% tax on employee health benefits. Their leadership on this issue will help small business owners like those NTCA represents attract and retain qualified employees in rural America. Providing valued benefits to any workforce is already a challenge—and even more so in remote rural communities. NTCA urges lawmakers to support this legislation so that rural Americans can continue to have access to affordable employer-sponsored health coverage.”

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