Published on Sunday, 21 December 2014 17:44
Portman Statement on Tax Extenders Package
Dated: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) today released the following statement on his vote against the tax extenders package:
“I was disappointed that we couldn’t come to a longer-term extenders agreement. By the time the bill gets to the President’s desk, we’ll essentially be extending these provisions for 15 days and by the time we come back into session, the provisions will all have expired.
“Further, I believe that we missed a great opportunity to make a few of the key expiring provisions permanent. Permanency for provisions like the R&D tax credit and expensing for small businesses would have given businesses the certainty they need to grow and create jobs, something that’s crucial in our recovering economy. The bill that passed the Senate today leaves families and businesses in limbo over what exactly their tax bill will be for another year.
Last Updated on Sunday, 21 December 2014 17:44Read more: Portman Statement on Tax Extenders Package
Published on Sunday, 14 December 2014 12:59
As Congress Adjourns for 2014: HCTC Is Not and Will Not be Reinstated This Year
As Congress adjourns for the year, we are deeply disappointed in their inability to reinstate HCTC. However, we are hopeful about its reinstatement in 2015 with the new Congress.
Everyone has to make their 2015 health care decisions based on the information available. Keep in mind, that if you are not part of the VEBA, BCBS of Michigan has agreed to an open enrollment when HCTC is reinstated. This will be open to all Delphi retirees, and you can join or change to any of their plans.
Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2014 13:03Read more: DECEMBER 13 UPDATE ON POTENTIAL HCTC REINSTATEMENT
Published on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 15:34
Dated Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Washington, DC: Today, following the filing of an amendment by Senators Portman and Brown that would extend the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) for Delphi Salaried Retirees, Congressman Mike Turner sent a letter to Leaders Reid and McConnell urging them to support this bipartisan amendment and the extension of the HCTC.
“For the last year, Delphi Salaried Retirees have been paying out of pocket for their health insurance premiums.
The Health Coverage Tax Credit is critical to helping thousands of Delphi Salaried Retirees, who have already lost so much, afford the health care they need. I urge Leaders Reid and McConnell to support this bipartisan amendment and extend the HCTC.” he wrote.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 15:35Read more: Turner Continues Push for Extension of the HCTC for Delphi Salaried Retirees
Published on Sunday, 07 December 2014 16:03
CALL TO ACTION: Contact your elected Representatives and Senators immediately urging their support for reinstating the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC). Please reference the enclosed letter to House Leader Boehner and Leader Pelosi in your communication.
We recognize that this issue does not affect all retirees. Nonetheless, we encourage and appreciate everyone’s efforts to support this Call to Action.
Despite our dedicated efforts to get HCTC reinstated this year, it looks like we are going to fall short. Until now, there were several indicators leading us to believe we would be successful. The attached letter, signed by some of our strongest supporters, shows we have been heard; but, we need more support from our elected officials.
To that end, we encourage all of you to immediately contact your members of Congress (Senators and Representatives) to plead for their assistance to get HCTC reinstated.
Reference and/or include the enclosed letter on how they can support our cause.
Last Updated on Sunday, 07 December 2014 16:25Read more: FROM THE DSRA HCTC TEAM FIGHTING FOR REINSTATEMENT OF HCTC:
Published on Friday, 05 December 2014 10:09
(From the DSRA-HCTC Committee with permission from the DSRA-BT Board)
Effective Monday, December 8, 2014, all future communications regarding the Health Coverage TaxCredit (HCTC) will be posted on the DSRA-Benefit Trust VEBA website at http://www.dsrabenefittrust.net/dsrabene/. Currently, the DSRA-HCTC Committee continues to work with Members of Congress garnering their support and making sure they know the urgency and great need for including HCTC in Tax Extenders legislation they are considering during this Lame Duck Session.
As many of you may know by now via media, HCTC was not included in the House Extenders bill. This diminishes our chances; but, we are working with our Senate supporters to see if this can be turned around.
The process Congress follows is arduous, with many twists and turns. We will communicate to you, via the DSRA-BT VEBA Website, as soon as we learn the final outcome of the proposed Tax Extenders bill.Your DSRA-HCTC Committee
Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014 10:16