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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 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
Health care premiums are expected to rise 4 to 6% for employer plans for 2017. What is alarming about that? The expected 3% salary increase reported for next year falls short.
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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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  • 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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