Allison R. Klausner, JD

About Allison R. Klausner, JD

Allison Klausner is a Principal in the Knowledge Resource Center of Xerox HR Services. As the government relations leader, she is the primary resource for legislative and policy developments and analysis. Allison is also a benefits consultant, focusing on health and wellness, as well as savings plans and financial wellbeing.

ACA Repeal and Replace Redux?

Volume 8 | Issue 36
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Reflecting intraparty discord, last week the GOP abandoned its pursuit of a bipartisan agreement to continue funding of

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    Lawmakers Consider Health Care Landscape and Joint Employer Standards

Lawmakers Consider Health Care Landscape and Joint Employer Standards

Volume 8 | Issue 35
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Some senators reached across the aisle to pursue bipartisan solutions to stabilize the health care insurance market while

Bipartisan Focus on Health Care Reform

Volume 8 | Issue 34
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With the August recess behind them, lawmakers returned to the Hill and examined strategies to stabilize the health

Senate Democrats Outline Their Vision for the Future

Volume 8 | Issue 33
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Senate Democrats unveiled a plan dubbed “A Better Deal.” Designed to help the middle class and released shortly

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    Renewed Focus on Access to Workplace Retirement Savings Programs; PBGC Premiums

Renewed Focus on Access to Workplace Retirement Savings Programs; PBGC Premiums

Volume 8 | Issue 31
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Despite a heavy emphasis during the first seven months of the year on health care, lawmakers in both

Dealing with Failed Attempts to Repeal ACA

Volume 8 | Issue 30
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Following Republican Senators’ failed attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Senators from both sides of the aisle

Senate GOP Fails to Advance Health Care Reform

Volume 8 | Issue 29
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Dismantling the Affordable Care Act is a daunting task and last week Republican Senators struck out as they strived

Congress Examines ACA Repeal and Fiduciary Rule

Volume 8 | Issue 28
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Summertime often brings back memories or dreams of rest and relaxation. However, given the latest Hill activity related to

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    Senate Focuses on Health Care Reform; House Committee Considers DOL Fiduciary Rule

Senate Focuses on Health Care Reform; House Committee Considers DOL Fiduciary Rule

Volume 8 | Issue 27
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The Senate’s upcoming August recess has been delayed and shortened to give Republican lawmakers more time to rally around

Discord Impedes GOP Health Care Reform Efforts

Volume 8 | Issue 26
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Before the July 4 recess, Republican lawmakers acknowledged a lack of intraparty harmony and postponed a Senate vote

Senate Health Care Reform Bill – Out from the Shadows

Volume 8 | Issue 25
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Last week, after being shrouded in secrecy, the Senate released a discussion draft – not final legislative language

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    Labor Rules Considered Despite Challenges and Disruptions for Advancing Trump Agenda

Labor Rules Considered Despite Challenges and Disruptions for Advancing Trump Agenda

Volume 8 | Issue 24
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In the best of times, lawmakers struggle to move legislation. Last week, those challenges were amplified after a

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    Fate of the Fiduciary Rule in Doubt; Update on Health Care Reform and CSRs

Fate of the Fiduciary Rule in Doubt; Update on Health Care Reform and CSRs

Volume 8 | Issue 23
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Start your engines! The fiduciary rule took off last week, one day after legislation was introduced to eliminate

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    Focus on Wages, Unions and Gig Workers in Wake of Health Care Reform

Focus on Wages, Unions and Gig Workers in Wake of Health Care Reform

Volume 8 | Issue 22
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Both congressional chambers were on recess last week providing a much needed respite following the unveiling of President

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    Health Care Reform Held Up; Actions by Trump and Lawmakers Might Affect Retirement Landscape

Health Care Reform Held Up; Actions by Trump and Lawmakers Might Affect Retirement Landscape

Volume 8 | Issue 20
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Lawmakers hit the health care reform pause button pending further analysis. The president approved legislation wiping away DOL

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    Retirement and Compensation Legislation in Focus; Senators Mull Next Steps for Health Care Reform

Retirement and Compensation Legislation in Focus; Senators Mull Next Steps for Health Care Reform

Volume 8 | Issue 19
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Last week, Senators began what is bound to be a long legislative process of drafting a health care

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    House Passes AHCA; Funding Secured for Gov’t and Coal Miners’ Health Benefits; News on DOL Rules

House Passes AHCA; Funding Secured for Gov’t and Coal Miners’ Health Benefits; News on DOL Rules

Volume 8 | Issue 18
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Last week, the House passed the American Health Care Act, legislation that would leave intact some pillars of

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    Government Funding in Focus; Health Care and Retirement Reform in the Wings

Government Funding in Focus; Health Care and Retirement Reform in the Wings

Volume 8 | Issue 17
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A government shutdown was averted as President Trump reached his 100th day in office. In the nick of time, he

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    Potential Government Shutdown Looms Large; Joint Employer Issues Re-emerge

Potential Government Shutdown Looms Large; Joint Employer Issues Re-emerge

Volume 8 | Issue 16
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Congress is tasked this week with taking action to avert a government shutdown. Earlier this month, lawmakers revisited

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    Trump Nixes DOL Rule; ACA Subsidies Threaten Gov’t Shutdown; Lifetime Income Disclosure and Student Debt in Focus

Trump Nixes DOL Rule; ACA Subsidies Threaten Gov’t Shutdown; Lifetime Income Disclosure and Student Debt in Focus

Volume 8 | Issue 15
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President Trump wiped off the books a DOL rule that made way for cities and counties to require

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    Wages and Pension Testing Rules Share Spotlight with Health Care Reform and Senate Confirmations

Wages and Pension Testing Rules Share Spotlight with Health Care Reform and Senate Confirmations

Volume 8 | Issue 14
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Congress was bustling last week working to finish or advance numerous agenda items before its two-week recess. Legislation

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    GOP Erodes Obama Legacy while Considering Next Steps for Health Care Reform

GOP Erodes Obama Legacy while Considering Next Steps for Health Care Reform

Volume 8 | Issue 13
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GOP lawmakers and President Trump took actions to strip away benefit and labor rules issued during former President

Lack of GOP Unity Derails ACA Repeal Efforts

Volume 8 | Issue 12
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Republican lawmakers’ mission to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a new legal framework has

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    Health Care Reform Chugs Along; Bills Aim to Enhance Workers’ Leave Rights; Trump Proposal Spotlights Mental Health

Health Care Reform Chugs Along; Bills Aim to Enhance Workers’ Leave Rights; Trump Proposal Spotlights Mental Health

Volume 8 | Issue 11
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Last week, neither a late winter Nor’easter nor lack of consensus could throw lawmakers off track in advancing

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    ACA Reform Efforts Accelerate; Multiemployer Pension and State-Run Savings Plans in Spotlight

ACA Reform Efforts Accelerate; Multiemployer Pension and State-Run Savings Plans in Spotlight

Volume 8 | Issue 10
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Last week, a legislative proposal to repeal and replace substantial portions of the Affordable Care Act – introduced

HSAs: Key Pillar in Post-ACA Landscape?

Volume 8 | Issue 08
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In this issue, we focus on the future of health savings accounts and newly introduced legislation that would

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    Timeline(s) for Health Care, Retirement and Tax Overhaul Taking Shape; Regulatory Activity Continues

Timeline(s) for Health Care, Retirement and Tax Overhaul Taking Shape; Regulatory Activity Continues

Volume 8 | Issue 07
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Republican lawmakers intend to leverage their majority in the House and Senate to reform the health care, retirement

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    Retirement and Pension Bills Emerge from Under ACA Shadow; Fiduciary Rule Fate Remains Uncertain

Retirement and Pension Bills Emerge from Under ACA Shadow; Fiduciary Rule Fate Remains Uncertain

Volume 8 | Issue 06
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Although health care reform and Senate confirmation hearings continue to dominate the conversation, lawmakers have introduced legislation to

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    Health Care Reform, Fiduciary and Other Agency Rules Impacted by Trump’s Actions and Directives

Health Care Reform, Fiduciary and Other Agency Rules Impacted by Trump’s Actions and Directives

Volume 8 | Issue 05
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In this issue, we highlight significant actions taken by the president that have the potential to dramatically alter

Flurry of Activity, But No ACA or HR Changes Yet

Volume 8 | Issue 04
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Last week, although Republican lawmakers took steps to advance their agenda to repeal and replace the Affordable Care

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    Trump Sets Stage for ACA and Regulatory Reform; Senate Vets HHS Nominee

Trump Sets Stage for ACA and Regulatory Reform; Senate Vets HHS Nominee

Volume 8 | Issue 03
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Shortly after the country’s 45th president was sworn in on Friday, he issued an executive order that would

ACA and Trump Administration Dominate Conversation

Volume 8 | Issue 02
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 Last week, Congress focused on the next chapter for the Affordable Care Act and President-elect Trump’s cabinet nominees.

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    New Congress Gears Up to Repeal ACA, Provide Relief for Retired Miners and Delay Fiduciary Rule

New Congress Gears Up to Repeal ACA, Provide Relief for Retired Miners and Delay Fiduciary Rule

Volume 8 | Issue 01
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Last week, members of the 115th Congress were sworn in and hit the ground running. They set the

Peeking Around the Corner to 2017

Volume 7 | Issue 50
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The newly elected 115th Congress will be sworn in on January 3, 2017, and their focus will be

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    Government Funding Secured with Support for Coal Miners; Comprehensive Health Care Bill Passed

Government Funding Secured with Support for Coal Miners; Comprehensive Health Care Bill Passed

Volume 7 | Issue 49
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Last week, President Obama signed legislation to provide continued short-term funding for government operations, protect certain retired coal miners’

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    Winding Down: Focus on Government Spending Bill and Leadership Positions

Winding Down: Focus on Government Spending Bill and Leadership Positions

Volume 7 | Issue 48
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With few days left before government funding runs out, lawmakers spent recent days considering how to avert a government

President Obama’s Legacy Hangs in the Balance

Volume 7 | Issue 47
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The federal government’s three branches — legislative, executive and judicial — are intended to provide checks and balances amongst

Spotlight on Government Funding and Future of ACA

Volume 7 | Issue 46
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The House and Senate returned last week to finish one congressional term and prepare for the next. Putting

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    Election Results: Impact on Lame-Duck Session and the Balance of Power

Election Results: Impact on Lame-Duck Session and the Balance of Power

Volume 7 | Issue 45
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President Barack Obama will pass the reins to Donald Trump in January 2017, and the Republican Party will

Election Day is Tomorrow: Finish Line in Sight

Volume 7 | Issue 44
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Last week, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle remained focused on the November 8 presidential and congressional

Wellness Program Rules: Challenged and Challenging

Volume 7 | Issue 43
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Election campaigns remain the primary focus during the extended congressional recess that will end during the week of

Peek into Post-Recess, Lame-Duck Session

Volume 7 | Issue 42
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Navigating the “lame-duck” session, the short legislative period after the November 8 election, will be a complex, high-stakes

Presidential Debate Propels Healthcare into Spotlight

Volume 7 | Issue 41
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The Affordable Care Act, enacted in March 2010, touched virtually every aspect of the American healthcare system and

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    Electronic Disclosure and Access to Savings Programs – New Bills Introduced to Address Not-So-New Issues

Electronic Disclosure and Access to Savings Programs – New Bills Introduced to Address Not-So-New Issues

Volume 7 | Issue 40
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With the Senate and House on recess until mid-November, we review select retirement bills of interest that may gain

Lawmakers Leave DC Until Lame-Duck Session Begins

Lawmakers Leave DC Until Lame-Duck Session Begins

Lawmakers’ Year-End Sprint for Savings, Pension and Multiemployer Plan Changes

Lawmakers’ Year-End Sprint for Savings, Pension and Multiemployer Plan Changes

Gearing up for 2017: Funding Talks Front and Center While Other Legislative Activity Continues

Gearing up for 2017: Funding Talks Front and Center While Other Legislative Activity Continues

Pressure to Avert Government Shutdown Intensifies as Lawmakers Address Looming Benefits Issues

Pressure to Avert Government Shutdown Intensifies as Lawmakers Address Looming Benefits Issues

Mental Health Parity Bills Launched into Spotlight with Clinton Proposal

Mental Health Parity Bills Launched into Spotlight with Clinton Proposal

Multiemployer Pension Plans: Solving the Anticipated Insolvency of PBGC Program, a Bipartisan Endeavor

Multiemployer Pension Plans: Solving the Anticipated Insolvency of PBGC Program, a Bipartisan Endeavor

Supervisor Status Revisited While Hill Remains Quiet

Supervisor Status Revisited While Hill Remains Quiet

The 21st Century: Peer-to-Peer and Gig Economies

The 21st Century: Peer-to-Peer and Gig Economies

Democratic Party Nominates Hillary Clinton and Releases Platform; Direction of Healthcare Up In the Air

Democratic Party Nominates Hillary Clinton and Releases Platform; Direction of Healthcare Up In the Air

GOP Nominates Trump, Releases Platform; Focus on Wellness, OT and Pensions Before Summer Recess

GOP Nominates Trump, Releases Platform; Focus on Wellness, OT and Pensions Before Summer Recess

PBGC Premium Bill Introduced in Senate; Rumors of Cadillac Tax Demise Greatly Exaggerated?

PBGC Premium Bill Introduced in Senate; Rumors of Cadillac Tax Demise Greatly Exaggerated?

Spending Bills and Democratic Party Platform; Overtime Rule for PR; Health Bills Advance

Spending Bills and Democratic Party Platform; Overtime Rule for PR; Health Bills Advance

Tax Reform Blueprint Released; FMLA, Retirement Savings, Persuader Rule and H-2B Program in Focus

Tax Reform Blueprint Released; FMLA, Retirement Savings, Persuader Rule and H-2B Program in Focus

House GOP Healthcare Plan Released in the Midst of a Flurry of Activity

House GOP Healthcare Plan Released in the Midst of a Flurry of Activity

House GOP Report Describes Vision for America; Appropriations Season in Full Bloom; Bills Advance

House GOP Report Describes Vision for America; Appropriations Season in Full Bloom; Bills Advance

Congress in Full Swing; Extended Summer Recess on the Horizon

Congress in Full Swing; Extended Summer Recess on the Horizon

ACA: Recap of Congress’ Efforts to Revise and Repeal

ACA: Recap of Congress’ Efforts to Revise and Repeal

Congress Looks Ahead to 2017

Congress Looks Ahead to 2017

OT Rule, Tax Reform Proposals and Healthcare 2.0 – A Full Plate for Congress

OT Rule, Tax Reform Proposals and Healthcare 2.0 – A Full Plate for Congress

Multiemployer Pension, Savings Programs, Overtime and ACA in Focus; Wellness Plan Rules Issued Today

Multiemployer Pension, Savings Programs, Overtime and ACA in Focus; Wellness Plan Rules Issued Today

Bipartisan Focus on Dependent Care FSAs, 529 Plans, and FMLA for Veterans; Republicans Mull ACA Future

Bipartisan Focus on Dependent Care FSAs, 529 Plans, and FMLA for Veterans; Republicans Mull ACA Future

Congress’ Playbook Includes Tackling DOL Rules and Encouraging Executive Action

Congress’ Playbook Includes Tackling DOL Rules and Encouraging Executive Action

Republicans Push Back on DOL Rules; Democrats Introduce Bills to Support Long-Term Unemployed

Republicans Push Back on DOL Rules; Democrats Introduce Bills to Support Long-Term Unemployed

PBGC Premium Bill Introduced; Equal Pay Day Shines Spotlight on Wages; Hearing Focuses on Healthcare

PBGC Premium Bill Introduced; Equal Pay Day Shines Spotlight on Wages; Hearing Focuses on Healthcare

Final Fiduciary Rule Attracts Praise and Criticism

Final Fiduciary Rule Attracts Praise and Criticism

Supreme Court Post-Scalia and EEO-1 Forms

Supreme Court Post-Scalia and EEO-1 Forms

NLRB and DOL Rules and Standards Scrutinized, with a Bit of Focus on ACA

NLRB and DOL Rules and Standards Scrutinized, with a Bit of Focus on ACA

Grab a Front Row Seat – Controversial Workplace Topics and Reaction to SCOTUS Nominee

Grab a Front Row Seat – Controversial Workplace Topics and Reaction to SCOTUS Nominee

Mental Health Legislation a Senate Priority

Mental Health Legislation a Senate Priority

Changes for Multiemployer Plans Considered Although Focus Is on Elections and Supreme Court Vacancy

Changes for Multiemployer Plans Considered Although Focus Is on Elections and Supreme Court Vacancy

Senate Judiciary Committee and the Supreme Court Vacancy Following Justice Scalia’s Death

Senate Judiciary Committee and the Supreme Court Vacancy Following Justice Scalia’s Death

Focus on Supreme Court Vacancy, Overtime and NLRB Jurisdiction

Focus on Supreme Court Vacancy, Overtime and NLRB Jurisdiction

President Obama Releases FY 2017 Budget Proposal

President Obama Releases FY 2017 Budget Proposal

Mental Health Parity, HSAs and Gig Economy Share Limelight with Caddy Tax, ACA and Fiduciary Rules

Mental Health Parity, HSAs and Gig Economy Share
Limelight with Caddy Tax, ACA and Fiduciary Rules

Access to Retirement Savings Plans – In Focus for President Obama and Senate Finance Committee

Access to Retirement Savings Plans – In Focus for President Obama and Senate Finance Committee

Beyond 2016, Congress Considers Future of ACA

Beyond 2016, Congress Considers Future of ACA

State of the Union Sets Tone for 2016

State of the Union Sets Tone for 2016

ACA on Hot Seat as Congress Faces Year with Long Recesses and Focus on Elections

ACA on Hot Seat as Congress Faces Year with Long Recesses and Focus on Elections