Financial Planning Days Provide Financial Help to Those in Need

In light of the recent economic crisis, many Americans are experiencing financial uncertainty, loss of assets and a diminished quality of life.  Many have pressing financial questions that need answers, and unfortunately, many have not had the opportunity to discuss those questions with professional financial planners. The Financial Planning Association®, Certified Financial Planner Board of… Read more »

Finance Committee Releases Legislative Language

The Senate Finance Committee yesterday released the legislative language for its health care reform proposal.  The massive 1,502 page bill contains few surprises, reflecting the Finance Committee mark-up earlier this month and technical corrections made to the language. Of note to the nonprofit community is the legislative language on the small employer subsidy the bill… Read more »

CBO Deems Finance Bill a Cost Saver

The big health care news this morning is the preliminary financial analysis the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Taxation Committee (JTC) shared with the Senate Finance Committee.  In a letter to Chairman Baucus (D-MT), CBO Director Doug Elmendorf gave an estimate that the Senate Finance Committee’s health care proposal would cost $829 billion over… Read more »

Associations Debate Wellness Discount

The inclusion of a bipartisan wellness amendment in the Senate Finance health care bill last week has sparked the formation of a coalition of associations and other groups claiming it undermines health care reform. The Carper/Ensign amendment, adopted by an 18-4 vote, would allow employers whose employees participate in a variety of wellness programs to… Read more »