The Roundtable is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Washington, D.C.-based Better Medicare Alliance (www.bettermedicare.org). Led by Former U.S Representative Allyson Schwartz, the Better Medicare Alliance is an influential voice and advocate for the Medicare Advantage program and the beneficiaries it serves. The Roundtable recently joined the Alliance as an allied member and will focus their new partnership on three key policy issues: support for Employer Group Waiver Plans (EGWPs), opposition to the health insurance tax, and issues related to value-based insurance design in Medicare Advantage (V-BID). Most recently, the Roundtable joined a letter in response to the February 5, 2018 CMS MA call letter organized by the Alliance opposing cuts to EGWPs. The Roundtable looks forward to a collaborative and constructive relationship with the Alliance and its staff.