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Legislation
4 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ways and Means Committee Favorably Reports Health Care Legislation »
Ways and Means Committee Favorably Reports Health Care Legislation including the Repeal of the Prohibition on Reimbursing...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The House Votes to Repeal Cadillac Tax by an Overwhelming Majority »
This evening, the House of Representatives passed a bill (H.R. 748) which would repeal the Cadillac Tax – the excise tax o...
Thursday, April 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bills Now in House and Senate to Allow Reimbursement for OTC Drug Expenses »
Last month, Reps. Ron Kind (D-WI), Grace Meng (D-NY), Jackie Walorski (R-IN) and Darin LaHood (R-IL) introduced H.R. 1922,...
Thursday, March 28, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reps. Kind, Meng, Walorski, and LaHood Introduce Bill to Lower Health Care Costs »
WASHINGTON   – On Wednesday,   U.S. Reps. Ron Kind (D-WI), Grace Meng (D-NY), Jackie Walorski (R-IN)  ...
Thursday, December 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New House Bill Terminates HSAs and FSAs »
The ECFC Government Relations & Interpretations team has learned that two senior House Democrats are pitching a new pl...

Regulation
Friday, September 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS and Treasury Release Proposed Regulations to Assist in Implementation of Individual Coverage HRA »
On June 14, 2019, The Departments of Labor, Health and Human and Services and Treasury (the “Agencies”) issued final regul...
Friday, September 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
FBI Releases an Intelligence Bulletin Outlining Methods Used to Commit Fraud Against HSAs »
Several HSA service providers (including some ECFC members) have become victims of fraud relating to the establishment of...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New IRS Guidance Lists Additional Low-Cost Medicines and Services That Can Be Treated as Preventive »
Today, pursuant to last month’s Executive Order by President Trump on medical price transparency, the Treasury Department...
Tuesday, June 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
President Trump Issues Executive Order on Medical Price Transparency That Also Addresses HSA and FSA »
On Monday, President Trump signed an Executive Order entitled "Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Health...
Tuesday, May 28, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS Releases 2020 Limits for HSAs »
On May 28, 2019, the IRS released   Revenue Procedure 2019-25   which provides the 2020 inflation-adjust...

ECFC in the News
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ECFC Executive Leadership Opportunity Statement »
ECFC Executive Leadership Opportunity Statement Application Deadline: November 8, 2019 Start Date: J...
Tuesday, July 30, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ECFC Annual Symposium Offers Dynamic Educational, Networking Opportunities Designed to Advance CDH »
CINCINNATI--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- ECFC , the leading nonprofit organization advocating for choice in benefit solutions,...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ECFC Joins with Health Choices Coalition to Sign Letters of Support for Bills to Restore OTC Meds »
ECFC Joins with Health Choices Coalition to Sign Letters of Support for Bills to Restore Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) Medicati...
Monday, April 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ECFC's Bill Sweetnam Lays Out Potential Trump Healthcare Plan in BenefitsPro »
Bill Sweetnam , Legislative and Technical Director for ECFC, has just published an article in BenefitsPro that explores t...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ECFC Sends Letter of Support to Sen. Marco Rubio for his Bill Supporting HSAs. »
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) recently introduced   Health Savings Act of 2019 (S. 12) , which has many provisions w...