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Legislation
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...
Monday, December 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Legislation Includes a One-Year Delay in Cadillac Tax »
Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Introduces Legislation That Includes a One-Year Delay in Cadillac Tax Effec...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ECFC Hill Day Tests Lame Duck Waters »
On Tuesday (11/27/18), 12 representatives from ECFC member companies met in Washington D.C., for a series of meetings on C...

Regulation
Monday, December 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Administration Issues Report on Reforming the Healthcare System by Increasing Consumer Choice »
Today, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor issued a report,  Reforming America’s Health...
Friday, November 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS Releases Cost of Living Adjustments for Certain Tax Provisions »
Today, the IRS released   IRS Revenue Procedure 2018-57  which provides the 2019 cost-of-living increases for...
Friday, October 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ECFC Applauds Proposed Regulations to Expand the Use of Health Reimbursement Arrangements »
Washington, D.C. – October 26, 2018 – ECFC , the leading nonprofit organization promoting choice in benefit soluti...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Federal Government Releases Proposed Regulations that will Expand the use of HRAs »
Today the Department of Labor (DOL), Treasury Department and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released  ...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHS, DOL and IRS Issue Final Regulations on Short-term, Limited Duration Health Insurance. »
Today the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (I...

ECFC in the News
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...
Tuesday, March 26, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The 38th ECFC Annual Conference Covered Much Ground on Capitol Hill »
With 100 new members in Congress following the 2018 mid-term elections, ECFC knew that its 38th Annual Conference, held Ma...
Monday, March 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ECFC Hosts 38th Annual Conference on Healthcare Consumerism with Focus on Educating New Members of »
WASHINGTON--( BUSINESS WIRE )--With 100 new members in Congress following the 2018 mid-term elections, the 38 th ECFC...