by Jasmine Phiri
February 10, 2021
Director, Regulatory and Government Affairs,
Business Group on Health
Debbie Harrison is the Director, Regulatory & Government Affairs at Business Group on Health. She leads the Business Group’s regulatory and legislative advocacy for employer-sponsored health plans. She also is responsible for the Business Group’s benefits compliance, legal, and educational programming on ACA, ERISA, Internal Revenue Code, and other federal laws governing group health plans and is the subject matter expert on state and local laws governing medical, prescription drug, leave, and disability benefits.
Before joining the Business Group, she was an attorney in private practice where she advised employers, plan administrators, and health industry entities on employee benefits and related tax matters. Her work included providing compliance advice, federal and state-level advocacy on health and retirement issues, employee benefits contracts, and employee benefits aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Debbie has a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, an MA in international policy from the University of Sydney, and a BA from Harvard College.