The head of the American Benefits Council has come out against cuts in federal 2015 Medicare Advantage plan funding. 

President James Klein says reductions in support for private alternatives could hurt employer retiree benefits programs.

Some employers use group Medicare Advantage plans to provide retiree health benefits, Klein writes in a letter to Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached through X at @Think_Allison.