FIlco May 2018 Newsletter

May FILCO Industry News

May 2018

Executive Note

President Trump is introducing a rescission package that cuts $15 Billion in already approved spending from the federal budget with $7 Billion deducted Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and $800 Million from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation program created by the Affordable Care Act.

IRS offers relief to taxpayers with family HSAs

May 9th, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service is granting relief to taxpayers who have family coverage under a high deductible health plan and who contribute to a health savings account.

Filco April 2018 Newsletter

Group Benefits Industry News

April 2018

A Note from The FILCO Executive Team:

We understand the time constraints facing today's successful brokers in the ever changing employee benefits industry.

Update on CyberSecurity Solution with Insurun starting at $900

April 6th, 2018

FILCO Brokers are now being offered a white labeled solution with Insurun at a special rate to bring them into compliance with the new DFS Regulations on Cyber Security; 23 NYCRR 500.

Don't let the DFS catch you unprepared. We have your solution.

Please watch their video below and then follow by filling out our Cyber Security Survey

Once you complete the survey you can reach out at mkaplan@filco.

BIG Opportunity in Senior Care

April 6th, 2018

Don't miss out on the wave of opportunity in senior care..

Watch this video and reach out to your FILCO broker to learn more about how you can expand your business.

-Marc Kaplan, FILCO Benefits Specialist


Medicare is a maze — here’s where to get help

March 29th, 2018

With my 65th birthday -- and eligibility for Medicare -- arriving in a few months, my mailbox is full of solicitations for Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage Plans. If I accepted all the free lunches and dinners I've been offered in exchange for attending these Medicare workshops, I'd be 10 pounds heavier.

NY LAW UPDATE-Lawmakers have rejected the Governor’s budget proposal for a new 14% tax on health insurance in New York.

March 23rd, 2018

A message from the Employer Alliance for Affordable Health Care

Lawmakers have rejected the Governor's budget proposal for a new 14% tax on health insurance in New York. Lawmakers recognized this new tax — on top of $5 billion in health care taxes employers already pay — negatively impacts businesses' ability to invest in their companies and improve the state's economy.

Filco March 2018 Newsletter

Group Benefits Industry News

March  2018

A Note from The FILCO Executive Team:

Today, as health care cost are rising, employers are frequently passing these increased cost down to the employees.