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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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Supporting United Way

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Supporting United Way
This month, Employee Benefits Corporation rolled out its United Way 2016 donation campaign in the Middleton, WI offices as part of a longstanding relationship with United Way of Dane County.
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Finding a Balance | The Food-Brain Connection

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Finding a Balance | The Food-Brain Connection
The Food-Brain Connection The term “brain food” has origins in reality after all. Intense thinking may exhaust the brain of its energy and cause hunger (such as studying or spreadsheet work).  Exercise may reduce the hunger associated with brain fatigue.1 Further, the medical community now has growing evidence to support that food directly changes the brain’s structure and affects mood.2   Food, Activity, and the Brain Sedentary work requires little energy for the body, but a tired brain ...
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Back to School: 5 FSA-Eligible Essentials

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Back to School: 5 FSA-Eligible Essentials
It’s back to school time! Before you get busy shuttling the kids to a slew of extracurriculars, take a moment to see how you can get the most out of your health care FSA during this busy time. The following items are eligible to be reimbursed with your BESTflex Plan funds:
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Benefits Experts Gather at 2016 ECFC Symposium

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Benefits Experts Gather at 2016 ECFC Symposium
Benefits Experts Gather at 2016 ECFC Symposium       Employee Benefits Corporation’s Compliance Director, Teresa Cutler, ACFCI, CAS serves on the Board of Directors for the non-profit Employers Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC).  She will be present at this year’s ECFC Annual Administrators Symposium, along with Senior Compliance Consultant, Sue Sieger, ACFCI, CAS. Sue Sieger will conduct a workshop on August 3, 2016 on Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) to help candidates prepare for Fl...
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6 Years of PPACA: Where are we now?

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6 Years of PPACA: Where are we now?
6 Years of PPACA: Where are we now?   Where are we? Since its passage in 2010, employer views of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, or ACA) have shifted. After fears dissipated of the Marketplace Exchange competing with employer-sponsored health plans, and after a difficult implementation period; employers may have begun to adapt to the change. It was speculated that some companies would stop offering certain levels of health care coverage in the wake of PPACA, due to the ...
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Finding a Balance: 5 Memorial Day Weekend Tips

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Finding a Balance: 5 Memorial Day Weekend Tips
Finding a Balance: 5 Memorial Day Weekend Tips Each year on Memorial Day, we honor veterans who have made great sacrifices for our country. Celebrations and parades give way to other festivities later in the day. The resulting sunburn (and maybe a tummy ache or two) is evidence of all the fun! The key is to find a balance.     Here are five tips to do so, just in time for the unofficial kickoff to summer: 1. Grilling the grillmaster:   Some of the most unsuspecting individuals morph into ...
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ECFC Petition to Save FSAs and HSAs

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ECFC Petition to Save FSAs and HSAs
ECFC Petition to Save FSAs and HSAs      The Employer's Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC) pleads Americans to sign their My Money, My Health petition urging Congress to Keep Health Care Affordable by repealing or significantly revising the Cadillac tax.The Cadillac tax will apply a 40% tax on employee contributions to Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), starting in 2020. Many employers will be forced to eliminate or reduce these health benefits to avoid...
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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, y...
  • 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 Membe...
  • 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 ...
  • Supporting United Way
    This month, Employee Benefits Corporation rolled out its United Way 2016 donation campaign in the Middleton, WI offices as part of a longstanding relationship with United Way of Dane County.
  • 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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