Links to Media Reports
As the discussion on healthcare reform proceeds, there are many media outlets that provide information and opinion on various ideas that are being discussed. This area provides links to some of these media outlets and their recently released articles on healthcare reform
Obama Proposes Cadillac tax, PBGC Premium Change
Legislative and Technical Director, William Sweetnam, is quoted in a Business Insurance article regarding the president’s budget proposal to decrease the likelihood that employer plans will trigger the health care reform law’s “Cadillac” tax. Click here to read the article.
IRS Notice 2015-87- Further Guidance on Employer Provided Health Plans
This notice provides additional guidance for employer provided health plans, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs). Click here for IRS Notice 2015-87.
Employers Campaign to Save Healthcare FSAs and HSAs from Cadillac Tax
An article in Forbes Taxes, Ashlea Ebeling talks about ECFC’s new website, My Money, My Health and how it encourages employees to call on Congress to repeal the Cadillac tax. To read the article, please click here .
Why CDHPs should be carved out from Cadillac tax
Employee Benefit News features ECFC in Top Stories – October 8, 2015 - Legislative and Technical Director Bill Sweetnam’s commentary on carving out FSAs, HSAs and HRAs from the Affordable Care Act’s excise tax.
IRS Seeks Comments on ‘Cadillac Tax’ and Account-Based Plans
ECFC Legislative and Technical Director Bill Sweetnam quoted in SHRM newsletter regarding employers looking at options to avoid triggering the excise tax on high-cost health plans.
Consumer-Driven Options for Open Enrollment Success
Article in SHRM bylined by Executive Director Natasha Rankin regarding a variety of strategies and incentives that promote smarter healthcare decision-making
Consumer-Driven’s More of a Given
ECFC Board Chair William Short quoted as part of an article about how employers are embracing consumer-driven health as they look for ways to manage costs
Ten Ways You’re Probably Leaving Money on the Table | The Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2014
ECFC Executive Director Natasha Rankin quoted as part of an article about how consumers can benefit from participating in tax-advantaged accounts.