ECFC Meets with Members of Congressional Tax Committees

2/13/2017

Last week, members of ECFC Board of Directors and GR&I Committee were in Washington, DC for meetings with almost 30 members of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee.

We went there with a simple message - the American people use FSAs and HSAs to plan and prepare for medical expenses, we should not put those people at risk by imposing the harmful Cadillac (Excise) Tax.

An American Health Policy Institute survey found that, because of the threat of the Cadillac Tax, almost 19 percent of large employers were already curtailing or eliminating employee contributions to FSAs, and almost 13 percent were already curtailing or eliminating employee contributions to HSAs.

We believe that Americans need access to FSAs and HSAs to help pay for the increasing share of out-of-pocket health care costs.

We look forward to having over 100 ECFC participants making Hill Visits on March 9 as part of the ECFC Annual Conference.

Thanks for your support,
ECFC

Media Contact:

Martin Trussell
(202) 659-4300
mtrussell@ecfc.org

About Employers Council on Flexible Compensation

The Employers Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the maintenance and expansion of private employee benefit programs on a tax-advantaged basis. The organization has two driving missions. The first is to represent and promote flexible compensation programs through effective lobbying. The second is to provide information on flexible compensation programs to member, national opinion leaders and the general public to help create a positive climate for the growth of flexible compensation.