O’Neill and Associates offers extensive procedural expertise and strong working relationships with congressional members and their staff. We increase client visibility in the policy-making process by facilitating meetings as well as identifying opportunities to testify before key policy makers and congressional committees. Our work has impacted healthcare, homeland security, aviation, energy, transportation, defense and tax policies.
For over twenty years, O’Neill and Associates has developed and implemented this agency’s strategies for federal funding and approvals. Recent successes include federal approval of the full eligible reimbursement rate of 75 percent for Logan International Airport’s $140-million-plus security program and federal approval and funding in excess of $100 million for the airport’s new regional jet runway.Read More
After helping this Philadelphia bank win 281 New England bank branches via the largest divestiture in U.S. banking history, O’Neill and Associates executed a successful campaign to create a positive identity for the bank with New England community groups, non-profit agencies, elected officials, corporate leaders and the public.Read More
As the third-largest health insurer in Massachusetts, Tufts Health Plan needed proactive federal representation to successfully navigate the rapidly changing health care policy environment. Tufts Health Plan retained O’Neill and Associates to provide federal relations services on issues relating to Medicare and Medicare Plus Choice, patient rights, privacy issues, HIPAA, electronic commerce, prescription drug coverage and electronic medical records initiatives. As Tufts Health Plan’s federal legislative liaison with U.S. House and Senate committees and members of Congress, O’Neill and Associates has enabled Tufts Health Plan to stay fully current on the annual funding issues involving Plus Choice and physician reimbursement levels that affect Tufts Health Plan’s agreements with physician groups and health care providers and on legislation, as introduced, that may significantly impact Tufts Health Plan’s operations, such as electronic medical records initiatives.Read More