John R. Hickman and John Robbins Jr. Appear on The Benefits Buzz

Ramping Up Health Benefit Cards for 2008 on The Benefits Buzz - Hickman and Robbins Join The Benefits Buzz Show Host Sharon Alt

Fort Worth, TX, August 01, 2007 --( Health benefit “swipe” cards have become an absolute necessity for most FSA/HRA health benefit programs. Beginning 2008, new IRS rules will totally change how these health benefit cards work for FSAs and HRAs. Join The Benefits Buzz host Sharon Alt as she is joined by nationally recognized benefits attorney John R. Hickman and John Robbins Jr. from Data Path Software. Together they will walk through the new rules and necessary system changes that will need to be made to keep your benefits package running.

The Benefits Buzz host Sharon Alt, also president of Fort Worth based Alt Benefit Consultants, says “nothing will turn people off more than if their cards don’t work in 2008 at their favorite merchants. “Yet, this is what will happen if important system changes are not made – and soon to adopt an IRS compliant inventory information approval system. “Join me, Hickman and Robbins as we discuss the future of health benefit cards.”


About The Benefits Buzz

Many employers are concerned as well as confused by the current alphabet soup of employee benefits in the marketplace today. On “The Benefits Buzz: Inside Health Insurance in America” health insurance expert Sharon Alt and her guests clear up some of that confusion by offering simple and practical answers to the difficult questions. Join host Sharon Alt as she discusses some of the Myths vs. Realities of Health Insurance In America. Hear from insurance industry insiders, as well as high-ranking government officials, as they peel back the layers of how health insurance has, could, and should work in America. The Benefits Buzz can be heard live each week at 1 p.m. CST at and shows are archived online.

About Alt Benefit Consultants

Alt Benefit Consultants is a privately owned employee benefits compliance firm that works with small to midsized businesses to create competitive and innovative healthcare benefit packages for employers and employees alike. The company specializes in lowering employer and employee healthcare costs through better education and tax incentives that increase employer control while also increasing employee benefit choices. ABC is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas and offers expertise in such programs as health reimbursement arrangements (105 HRA), flexible spending accounts (125 FSA), health savings accounts (HSAs), and COBRA and HIPAA administration. More information can be accessed at or by calling 817.731.6258.

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