An employer group says the success of one Trump administration proposal for cutting smallemployers' health benefits costs depends on the stability of the individual major medicalmarket.

The American Benefits Council has asked the administration tothink about the small employers when it takes steps, such as endingAffordable Care Act cost-sharing reduction subsidy payments in themiddle of the year, that might hurt the individual market.

Trump administration officials announced late Thursday that theywould end the cost-sharing reduction subsidy program payment streamimmediately, because they do not believe the administration has avalid congressional appropriation it can use to justify making thepayments.

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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.