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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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  • ACA Watch | May 4, 2017
    ACA Watch May 4, 2017 A narrow vote The American Health Care Act (AHCA), was passed in the House of Representatives today by a narrow margin vote of 217-213 (New York Times, subscription req.) Alth...
  • ACA Watch | May 1, 2017
    The AHCA bill is still in conversation as Republicans make changes in hopes of it passing through Congress
  • Participants: Tax Time and your HSA, FSA, & Dependent Care
    Some tips for the April 18th tax filing deadline. Whether you’re filing your tax return from an app on your smartphone, or devoting your Saturday afternoon on the couch with the laptop and a stack ...
  • ACA Watch | March 24, 2017
    Facing certain defeat in the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump asked Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis) to pull the legislation rather than see it defeated in the House.
  • 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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