Federal Legislative Week in Review

Credit unions have generated more than 85,000 grassroots contacts on interchange over the past three weeks, and CUNA has called a national teleconference for Wednesday, April 13.

Oregon Legislative Week in Review

The Association’s credit union modernization bill received its work session yesterday, where it received a unanimous due pass recommendation, following three amendments.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

The budget process continued largely along party lines, against a backdrop of growing public pressure to end business tax exemptions.

Biz Kid$, Kruger Close NYSE Euronext Trading Session

Lauren Du Pree, Biz Kid$ host, and Roxanne Kruger, Executive Director of the Washington Credit Union Foundation, ring the NYSE Closing Bell.

Treasury’s Federal Benefit Payments Clearing House Plan Open for Comment

Treasury is seeking comment on a revised proposal that would allow federal benefit payments to be made through the Automated Clearing House directly to prepaid debit card accounts.

NW Executive Summit Nearly Here, Still Time to Register

The inaugural gatherings of the Northwest Executive Summit are next week and registration is still open.

IRS Issues Interim Guidance on Informational Reporting of Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage

The IRS emphasizes that this new reporting to employees is for their information only, and does not cause excludable employer-provided health coverage to become taxable.

Compliance Question of the Week

What is the ADA definition of a service animal?

WA Leg. Proposes Sweep of DFI Funds, Budget Negotiations Continue in Salem

As elected officials scramble to close billion dollar deficits in Olympia and Salem, two very different approaches are being pursued. WA House Democrats proposed a further $7 million sweep from DFI, while OR officials hope to avoid similar action.

Epsilon Breach, Security and Communications Key for CUs

Following the breach at the marketing firm, credit unions will need to communicate effectively with members, even if the organization’s data was not directly compromised.

NCUA Assessment Picture Evolves For NW Credit Unions

The assumptions underpinning the Corporate Stabilization Fund and Share Insurance Fund rates are changing again. While there will be an impact on NW credit unions, the forecasted changes do contain some good news for those budgeting for the coming year and beyond.

NWCUA Hosts Ecuador Credit Union Group

NWCUA hosted a delegation of credit union officials from Ecuador, taking them to four NW credit unions as part of the World Council’s International Partnership Program.

Member & Chapter News – April 7,2011

Read about members making the news, including a new CEO appointment and a Volunteer of the Year Award. Also, information about two upcoming chapter meetings.