Take Action Now to Help Save the FSA & HSA

Mark Schmersahl, Vice President of BeneFLEX HR Resources, Inc. is a member of the Board of Directors for the Employers Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC), a nonprofit organization promoting choice in benefit solutions. The ECFC has been lobbying in Washington to repeal the looming Cadillac Tax. Below is information regarding My Money, My Health, a campaign created to give voice to millions of healthcare consumers who will be impacted by this tax. Please take a moment and let your voice be heard so together we can help save the FSA and HSA.
Dear BeneFLEX Partners,
We are at an important point in the fight against the Cadillac Tax and strongly encourage you, our valued BeneFLEX Partner, to urge your employees to take action against the tax. By engaging the collective strength of the millions of consumers that use FSA and asking them to contact their representatives to express the importance of FSA or HSA benefit accounts, we are more likely to repeal the tax.Now is a critical time for us to work together and make our voices heard by lawmakers in Washington before it’s too late to repeal the tax. Join the movement today! Here are three simple steps that you can do to urge employer groups to help repeal the Cadillac Tax:1.   Write Your Legislator
Visit the ECFC My Money, My Health website and enter your zip code to quickly and easily find your legislator. You will then be prompted to use the template message or you can write your own message attesting to how valuable your benefit accounts are in providing coverage for you and your family. After the message is written, they send it for you! You also use the EFCF web site to tweet your officials for free. Don’t forget to use the official hashtag of the movement: #mymoneymyhealth!

2.   Spread the Word
Take every opportunity to educate others on the Cadillac Tax — engage others through direct discussion, by phone, in e-mail and via social media. Let others know how the tax could adversely affect a majority of middle-class Americans and their coverage.

3.   Share Your Story
The ECFC’s new My Money, My Health Campaign also encourages Americans to share their success stories of how their FSAs and HSAs are crucial in supporting their family and improving their lives. If you’d like to contribute your story to this campaign, please visit ECFC’s website.

Thank you for taking the time to get involved and make a difference. This grassroots support is absolutely essential for creating awareness regarding the Cadillac Tax – as is your immediate action – during this critical window of opportunity in Washington.

 

Mark Schmersahl
Vice President
BeneFLEX HR Resources, Inc.