Medical Savings Accounts Action Items The Senate has passed S. 1344, which allows Medical Savings Accounts in the FEHBP under Title V Section 503, and the house has passed a tax bill that provides expands the number of allowable MSA's and provides exemptions for MSA contributions (but didn't include MSA's in the FEHBP.) Although we prevailed in the House, pressure must be maintained so that the measure will not be included in the compromise legislation. It is necessary to write, e-mail, fax, phone or have a face to face contact with your elected representatives (both House and Senate) and urge him to contact the House/Senate conference committee member for Managed Care legislation and urge him to oppose the introduction of language that puts MSAs into the FEHBP. Effective language to use has been posted on the National NARFE site and is as follows: I urge you tell your managed care conference committee members to oppose legislation that would open the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program to Medical Savings Accounts. This would add major new Medical Savings Account costs to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. Where will the estimated 1 billion dollars in new cost come from? 2. Send e-mails with this same message. 3. Write, using the language section above.