ECFC Legislative & Regulatory Updates


Stay informed about policy changes and understand the latest technical and regulatory developments and how they affect your business by participating in the ECFC Legislative & Regulatory Updates. John Hickman (Alston & Bird, LLP), often joined with guest contributors, guides us through legislative updates impacting the flexible benefits industry. Each session is also recorded and made available here.

NEW TIME!!  12:00 PM ET


Next Call: July 10, 2018

See Participant Call-in numbers below

When: Every 2nd Tuesday of each month (with the exception of conference weeks in March and August and holidays) from 12:00-12:30 pm ET.

Format: These updates are provided in a conference call format. A reminder, along with call-in information, is sent out to members the Monday prior to the call.

Participant Call-in Number: 888-466-4587 Access Code: 8707212

ECFC Members Only This number will change starting in April 2018 and only available to 2018 paid membership members.

2018 Legislative Update Call Schedule

January 9, 2018
Topic: Legislative - 115th Congress: Now what? Retirements, New Senators and Mid-terms
Regulatory - AHP Guidance
Listen to the audio here.

February 13, 2018
Topic: Latest Government Funding news—Intel from the Agencies—March Fly In
Listen to the audio here.

No Conference Call in March

April 10, 2018
Topics:—Update on legislative activities—Update on opportunities for our priorities   Mention Kelly interest in carve out bill?  House HSA expansion introduction?—Update on regulatory developments   MD HSA fix (male sterilization issue)  Status of HSA Transition relief on lowered family contribution limit
Listen to the audio here.

May 8, 2018
Topics:—Prospects for HSA Expansion before mid-terms and in lame duck —Mid-term election prognostications —Any regulatory updates
Listen to the audio here.

June 12, 2018
Topics:—Updates on ECFC Hill Day—Joint Economic Committee hearing —Ways and Means subcommittee on health hearing —Advocacy prospects yet this year
Listen to the audio here.

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2017 Legislative Update Call Schedule

January 10
Early Action within the 115th Congress and how ACA repeal is shaping up.
Listen to the audio here.

February 14
Update on Cabinet confirmations, Intel on Repeal/Repair/Replace and Last week’s targeted fly-in and intel obtained, as well as set the stage for the March Capitol Visits.
Listen to the audio here.

April 11
Legislative Topics:—Any news on AHCA? Could be House gets called back for a vote. Odds?—Tax Reform?
Regulatory Topics:—DOL Fiduciary Rule delay
Listen to the audio here.

May 9
Topics: AHCA Passed the House!, Senate Working Group, Tax Reform
Listen to the audio here.

June 13
Topics: Hill Day Debrief, Legislative Update and Regulatory Update
Listen to the audio here.

July 11
Topics: • Legislative Update: will the Senate ever pass BCRA? • What about tax reform? • Meeting with Joint Commission on Taxation • Regulatory updates. No Legislative update in August. Will be held live in Kansas City.

September 12
Topics: • ACA Reform: Is it dead? • Tax Reform: Will it go any better than ACA Reform? • Confirmation Hearings • Regulatory Activity, including letter re substantiation relief for Hurricane areas • Hill Day 9/19/2017 • Hurricane relief guidance • Wellness program litigation Listen to the audio here.

October 10
Topics: • Is Repeal and Replace Finally Dead? • What’s this about Tax Reform? • Inclusion of the exclusion? • Transit & Parking? • 213(d)—if it goes does it impact FSAs, HRAs and HSAs? • Letters to the Big 6 • Regulatory Update
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November 14
Topic: ALL THINGS TAX REFORM AND QSEHRAs too!
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December 12
Speaker: John Hickman and Ashley Gillihan, Alston + Bird
Topic: 2017 Year In Review and Drill Down on QSEHRA Guidance (IRS Notice 2017-67)
Listen to the audio here.