ECFC RELEASE: Hatch, Paulsen Introduce Bill to Enhance HSAs, FSAs

Bicameral Legislation Aims to Ease the Burden of Rising Health Care Costs for American Workers, Retirees with the Health Savings Act of 2016 WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and House Ways and Means Committee member, Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) today introduced the Health Savings Act of 2016, legislation to simplify and … More >>

High Commuter Costs are Siphoning Money from Workers’ Wallets

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According to a recent article featured on CNN Money, commuters in the United States spend an average of $2,600 annually on their daily commute. This comes out to about $10 per day getting to and from the work place. Furthermore, 60% of survey respondents reported an increase in their commuting costs as compared to 19% … More >>

Cadillac Tax: What the Impending Tax Means for Businesses and Employees

FSA, HRA, HSA, COBRA, Insurance Payments

In recent weeks, financial experts have been discussing the Cadillac Tax that applies to health care programs, including pre-tax contributions to HSA accounts. The tax, according to Bruce Japsen of Forbes.com, “was created as part of the Affordable Care Act largely as a way to help fund subsidized benefits to the uninsured under the law. Starting … More >>

Utilizing Your FSA For Back-To-School Shopping

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August is nearly upon us which means that back-to-school shopping is right around the corner. You may realize that you still have a large sum in your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and its “use or lose it policy” has you considering how to make the most of your contributions. This is a great time to … More >>