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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...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DOL Issues Final Rule on Association Health Plans »
Today, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a final new rule for association health plans (AHPs).  AHPs are gr...
Thursday, May 24, 2018
SEC Issues Investor Bulletin for HSAs »
The Office of Investor Education and Advocacy in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recently issued an ...
Thursday, May 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS Releases 2019 Limits for HSAs »
Today the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2018-30 which provides the 2019 inflation-adjusted amounts for high deductible...
Thursday, April 26, 2018
IRS Provides Relief from Decrease in Maximum Annual HSA Contribution »
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill enacted late last year changed in the way the IRS was to calculate cost-of-living increases.&nb...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Requests for Relief from Decrease in Maximum HSA Contribution Limit »
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill enacted late last year changed in the way the IRS was to calculate cost-of-living increases.&nb...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS Publication on Fringe Benefits Provides Clarity on Issues Relating to Parking and Transit »
On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation initially designed to reform and simpl...
Monday, March 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Notice 2018-12 Finds Male Sterilization and Contraceptives not Preventive Care for HSA Purposes »
Several states required that health insurance policies issued in the state must provide for male sterilization or contrace...
Monday, March 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS Releases Revised Cost-of-living adjustments impacting contributions to HSAs (and other benefits) »
One of the provisions in the tax reform bill enacted late last year, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill, was a change in the way...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Rules for Short-Term, Limited Duration Health Insurance Proposed »
Because of the Trump Administration Executive Order 13813 entitled “Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ECFC Files QSEHRA Comment Letter Treasury and IRS »
Today, ECFC filed comments on the proposed regulations regarding QSEHRAs contained in Notice 2017-67. The letter may be fo...
Thursday, January 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DOL Issues Proposed New Rule on Association Health Plans »
Today, the Department of Labor released a proposed new rule for association health plans (AHPs). ECFC will analyze this pr...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Plan now to Use Health Flexible Spending Arrangements in 2018; Contribute up to $2,650 »
The Internal Revenue Service today reminded eligible employees that now is the time to begin planning to take full advanta...
Tuesday, October 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS Releases Guidance on Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements (QSEHRAs) »
Today, the Internal Revenue Service released  Notice 2017-67   which provides guidance on Qualified Small Employ...
Thursday, October 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS Releases Cost of Living Adjustments for Certain Tax Provisions »
10/19/2017 Today, the IRS released  IRS Revenue Procedure 2017-58  and  Notice 2017-64  which prov...
Thursday, October 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
President Trump Signs New Executive Order Impacting Association Health Plans and HRAs »
10/12/2017 Today, President Trump signed an executive order directing the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health an...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ECFC's Comments to HHS on ACA Regulatory Simplification »
Today, the Employers Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC) sent a letter  to  the  Centers for Medicar...
Friday, May 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
2018 HSA Limits Released​ »
Yesterday, the IRS released the 2018 figures for HSAs in Revenue Procedure 2017-37 ( PDF ).   Media Contact...