Member Benefits and Services

ECFC is the single organization that acts to preserve, protect, and defend the tax-advantaged programs currently available to working families through employer plan sponsors.

As a member of the Employers Council on Flexible Compensation, you will receive the following benefits:

Legislative Advocacy

“Peek at the Week” brings weekly legislative updates directly to your inbox! These updates focus on legislation impacting the health care field and include upcoming House and Senate floor proceedings, hearing schedules, bills introduced, administration announcements and relevant news articles.

Stay informed about policy changes and gain an understanding of the latest technical and regulatory developments and how they affect your business by participating in the ECFC Legislative & Regulatory Updates which take place via conference call on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. These calls are included in all industry and plan sponsor memberships and available to associate and individual members for a small upgrade fee.

The 2nd Wednesday Teleconference Series, which occurs every 2nd Wednesday, 1-2pm EST (except for March and August), provides a unique and valuable opportunity for association members to receive in-depth briefings on important and timely topics by experts from ECFC’s Technical Advisory Committee and key decision-makers in government. This series provides continuing education units.  All members are eligible for a discounted registration fee.

Continuing Education

Become a leader and develop your skills, knowledge, and expertise through ECFC’s certification programs.  ECFC provides its members with multiple opportunities to obtain professional designations and earn continuing-education credits. ECFC’s six professional designations include:

  • Flexible Compensation Specialist (FCS)-designed for professionals who are just beginning their careers in the flexible compensation field.
  • Certified in Flexible Compensation (CFC)-designed for professionals who are involved in all aspects of the flexible compensation field.
  • Certified in Flexible Compensation Instruction (CFCI)-designed for current CFCs who are committed to training future leaders through courses that provide continuing education.
  • Advanced Certification in Flexible Compensation (ACFC)-designed for current CFCs who are committed to achievinga mastery of the more technical aspects of the industry and want to denote their expertise.
  • Advanced Certification in Flexible Compensation Instruction (ACFCI)-designed for current ACFCs and CFCIswho are committed both to maintaining a mastery of more technical aspects of the industry and to using this expertise to train future leaders through continuing education courses.
  • COBRA Administration Specialist (CAS)-designed for professionals who frequently engage in COBRA administration, and is the first specialty designation offered by the FCI, LLC dealing specifically with the challenges of administering COBRA and its myriad rules and regulations.

Member-Only Discounts

As a member you are eligible for discounts on all ECFC conferences and teleconferences, as well as on all certification exams (FCS, CFC, ACFC, CFCI, ACFCI, and CAS).

Publications

ECFC’s quarterly member newsletter provides you with current information about industry advocacy, ECFC events, certification updates, and industry networking news.

ECFC Flex Reporter provides in-depth coverage of developments affecting cafeteria plans and cafeteria plan service providers. This quarterly publication is included in industry and plan sponsor memberships and available to associate and individual members for an upgrade fee of $150.

Networking & National Meetings

ECFC hosts two conferences each year that provide valuable networking opportunities. The Annual Conference takes place in the spring, and the Annual Symposium takes place in the fall. All members are eligible for discounted registration rates for each of these conferences.

Joining the Legislative Committee, the Membership Committee, or the Conference Committee provide the additional advantage of networking with other ECFC individuals that have similar interests and work challenges.

Your membership with the ECFC provides legislative and regulatory information, practical training, industry advocacy and certification services recognized throughout the country as a mark of professionalism and expertise.There is no other non-profit association focused on flexible compensation with the experience, depth of impact, industry wide connections, credentialing, and that ECFC has to offer!