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ACA Watch | February 13

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ACA Watch | February 13
ACA Watch | Where are we now?
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Advocacy, Advancement, and Action

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Advocacy, Advancement, and Action The non-profit Employers Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC) will hold its Annual Conference in Washington, DC, from March 8-10, 2017. This year’s theme is “Advocacy, Advancement, & Action.” ECFC members will hear first-hand from lawmakers and regulators about what might lie ahead for the benefits and health care industries. ECFC members will have an opportunity to be a voice for the benefits industry during scheduled Capitol Hill visits with membe...
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ACA Watch | January 31, 2017

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ACA Watch | January 31, 2017
Today marks the last day of open enrollment to sign up for health coverage plans on the federal Marketplace for 2017 under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Last week congressional Republicans attended a policy retreat in Philadelphia, hoping to shape details and a timeline for repealing the ACA and replacing it with an alternate plan.
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ACA Watch | January 24, 2017

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ACA Watch | January 24, 2017
President Trump’s Executive Order sets broad policy objectives and allowed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other Agencies to interpret ACA law more liberally.
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ACA Watch | January 16, 2017

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ACA Watch | January 16, 2017
This was exactly the moment that the Republicans needed to put the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in motion. The Senate passed the Budget Resolution by a vote of 51-48 last Thursday. This was quickly followed by the vote clearing the House of Representatives
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12 Things You Didn’t Know About the Dependent Care FSA
12 Things You Didn’t Know About the Dependent Care FSA   The BESTflexSM Plan Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account is an option of the BESTflex plan provided by your employer.     1. A specific type of care. Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts allow for tax-free reimbursement of eligible daycare expenses or other custodial care for your tax dependents. (In other words, it does not cover health care.)Really, “daycare flexible spending account” would be a better name! (But who wa...
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ACA Watch | January 10, 2017

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ACA Watch | January 10, 2017
The repeal of the Affordable Care Act begins as Republicans move forward with a Budget Resolution bill.
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Flexible Spending Account Facts: Rollover, Runout, and Grace Period
Today we will talk about the BESTflex health FSA Plan’s Rollover, Runout, and Grace Period. Understanding these three will help you spend wisely. If your employer offers a health insurance plan, you may have a health care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) such as the BESTflex Plan. Let’s talk about what happens with BESTflex Plan health FSA funds at the end of a Plan year.
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ECFC Fights for Fair Transit Benefits

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ECFC Fights for Fair Transit Benefits
Two letters were sent to Congress by dozens of Transit Authorities and local and national organizations across the U.S. One letter was addressed to the Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Ranking Member Sander Levin; the other letter was directed to House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Chairman Kevin Brady. The letters ask the government to keep employer-provided transit benefits, emphasizing that that these benefits are cost effective without adding administrative tax burden. The Employers Council ...
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Rising Cost of Health Coverage Not in Stride with Paychecks
Rising Cost of Health Coverage Not in Stride with Paychecks Health care premiums are expected to rise 4 to 6% for employer plans for 2017, (according to two new surveys of large employers – Mercer6 and the National Business Group on Health1.) What is alarming about that? The expected 3% salary increase reported for next year falls short.1 Average annual premium expenses in 2016 were $6,435 for single coverage and $18,142 for family coverage. Aside from premiums, more than half of employees wit...
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  • ACA Watch | February 13
    ACA Watch | Where are we now?
  • Advocacy, Advancement, and Action
    Advocacy, Advancement, and Action The non-profit Employers Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC) will hold its Annual Conference in Washington, DC, from March 8-10, 2017. This year’s theme is “A...
  • ACA Watch | January 31, 2017
    Today marks the last day of open enrollment to sign up for health coverage plans on the federal Marketplace for 2017 under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Last week congressional Republicans attended a...
  • ACA Watch | January 24, 2017
    President Trump’s Executive Order sets broad policy objectives and allowed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other Agencies to interpret ACA law more liberally.
  • 8 Essential Tips for Your Benny™ Benefits Card

    Important tips for participants with a Benny™ Benefits Card
  • Internships, Obamacare and Benefits

    If you currently have interns, or are hiring some soon for a summer internship program, there's something you should know.
  • Polar Plunge 2015 [PHOTOS]

    Seven of our employees participated in the 2015 Polar Plunge and took the jump. We also raised $3,436.70 for the Special Olympics, beating our goal by almost two and a half thousand dollars.
  • Benefits Selling Expo 2015

    The 11th annual 2015 Benefits Selling Expo is taking place next week, May 19th - 21st in Scottsdale, Arizona. We will be there, so make sure to check us out.
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