U.S. lawmakers ask Trump administration to investigate insurers’ trustage claims
Senate leaders are pushing the Trump administration for more information about the trustage insurers use to insulate their employees and clients, and the process by which those companies get reimbursed.
The House of Representatives and Senate are both planning to unveil legislation Thursday that would require a new investigation into trustage and other insurance companies, including the Medicare program that insures Medicare beneficiaries, and would require the U.K. to conduct an audit of the trustages of its insurers.
In a letter sent to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Tuesday, Sens.
Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D) said the administration needs to investigate whether insurers are acting within the law when they are reimbursing employees with claims for the medical expenses they incurred in the course of working.
“It is clear that the Trump Administration has not been fully transparent with the American people on this issue,” the lawmakers wrote.
“We call on the administration to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the trusty business of trustage insuring Americans, and provide a plan to ensure that all Americans, regardless of health insurance status, are protected from unnecessary medical costs and are fully compensated for their health care expenses.”
A spokeswoman for the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.