"They would be exempted from state-mandated benefit laws." This is sabotaging important safeguards for mandatory minimum benefit requirements currently in place in the ACA. Such as: wellness exams and screenings without a need to meet deductible. Vaccine coverage without a need to meet deductible. Birth control -same, No exclusions for pre-existing conditions, no taxes on HSA accounts, etc. Also, as a small business office manager, I find the number of benefit plans just within the state mind staggering to sort through, compare and understand. What will happen to companies without lawyers on staff if they now have to sort through options throughout the country and find a decent plan to coordinate to join with other companies?