HR Policy Association is pleased to welcome Monique Herena, Chief Colleague Experience Officer at American Express, as the new Chair of the American Health Policy Institute. American Express has been a leading innovator in holistic employee wellbeing and resiliency, which are top CHRO priorities as we emerge from the pandemic.
Deb Caplan, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services at NextEra Energy, has agreed to be Vice Chair of the Advisory Board. Deb has been heavily involved in the Institute since its development and we look forward to her continued guidance and engagement.
Starting in 2022, all Association members are Institute members. We encourage you to have your health care and wellbeing leaders sign up for AHPI information, webinars, and engagement sessions. For more information, please contact Margaret Faso at [email protected].
The Institute will hold its first 2022 webinar with DOL officials regarding employer mental health parity issues in early March. This issue has been particularly problematic for employers over the past year. The next DOL report to Congress will publicly name companies that are found to be out of compliance. More information on the webinar will be provided in the coming days.
Senate bipartisan mental health legislation is being drafted. Please contact Mark Wilson at [email protected] if you or your staff would like to be engaged in our advocacy around this effort. We welcome the participation.
AHPI has built credibility with policymakers and other employer groups since its launch in 2014, through public policy research and advocacy efforts on issues that include repeal of the ACA Cadillac tax on employer plans, increasing health care transparency, expanding telehealth during the pandemic, and the prohibition on surprise medical bills from certain out-of-network providers.