The retail industry had a number of big wins in Washington, D.C. this year, according to the Retail Industry Leaders Association. Among the association's—and industry's—achievements in 2015 are the rollback of the ACA auto-enrollment, the push to adopt chip-and-PIN cards, and the addition of key recommendations regarding drone safety.
RILA lead a five-year, multi-industry coalition advocacy effort to strike a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that would have required employers with more than 200 employees to automatically enroll a full-time employee in a health plan if coverage was not voluntarily chosen or declined by an employee.
The provision had the potential of forcing employees into a health plan that they did not want or need and creating an administrative nightmare for businesses.
The repeal of the auto-enroll provision was included in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.
The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, approved in December, gives businesses the tools and legal protections needed to share cyber-threat indicators. Doing so allows the private sector and government to work together to protect consumers and tackle this evolving threat.
There are 12 initiatives that retailers can count as wins, according to RILA.
-See this RILA press release
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