ECFC Sends Letter of Support to House Ways and Means Committee Chair Brady

7/11/2018

ECFC has sent a letter of support to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman, Kevin Brady, to thank him for recognizing the importance of consumer-directed health accounts. A markup has been scheduled in the Ways and Means Committee for today, July 11, 2018, to consider eleven bills that would expand consumer-directed health accounts and lower premiums.

The letter also listed the bills under consideration that will expand and promote consumer-directed health accounts and expressed ECFC’s support for them.

ECFC will prepare an analysis following the markup to help members better understand what is in the final proposal that impacts consumer-directed health care plans and administration.

Meanwhile, ECFC joined 22 other organizations that signed a letter from the Health Choices Coalition in support of legislation to restore over-the-counter (“OTC”) medications to full tax-preferred status, eliminating the need to first obtain a prescription. This bill is H.R. 6199.

Click here to download ECFC support letter: http://www.ecfc.org/files/July_10_Formatted.pdf
Click here to download Health Choices Coalition letter: http://www.ecfc.org/files/Health_Choices_Coalition_Support_Letter_HR_6199_7-11-2018.pdf

Media Contact:

Martin Trussell
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mtrussell@ecfc.org

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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.