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U.S. Treasury Releases Guidance on the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund

May 12, 2021

KEY POINTS The U.S. Treasury released additional guidance on the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund program.Of the $350 billion in funding, $195.3 billion will go to the States, $65.1 to the counties, $45.6 to metropolitan cities, and $4.5 billion to U.S. territories. In this article, we’ll go over who is eligible and how you…

The House and Ways Committee approved the Securing a Strong Retirement Act (better known as the SECURE Act 2.0) Wednesday, May 5th.

SECURE Act 2.0 Clears House Committee with 6 Key Revisions

May 6, 2021

KEY POINTS The Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2021 (better known as SECURE Act 2.0) was passed by the House Committee Wednesday evening, May 5th.  The bill is intended to enhance provisions made by the SECURE Act of 2019 and aims to help you boost your retirement savings.  We previously wrote an article that…

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House Committee COVID-19 Relief Package includes Affordable Care Act & COBRA Subsidy Boost

February 24, 2021

The recent markup of the COVID-19 relief package in the House of Representatives includes key subsidy boost for both COBRA and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The main items are: Lower income taxpayers making under 150% of the federal poverty level would get their ACA coverage fully subsidized. Under current law, they are only liable…

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Making a Difference 1 Percent at a Time

January 4, 2021

While 2020 was a challenging & unusual year in many ways, here at Odyssey we were fortunate to continue honoring the firm’s corporate giving policy. This policy is based on the Pledge 1% program and was further refined using Nicholas Kristoff’s, of the New York Times, annual giving guide.   Each year we ask our team (management…

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What’s in the $900 Billion Coronavirus Relief Package?

December 22, 2020

“Americans can always be trusted to do the right thing, once all other possibilities have been exhausted.” Winston Churchill As we close 2020, Congress has finally agreed on a COVID-19 relief package. To quote Winston Churchill, “Americans can always be trusted to do the right thing, once all other possibilities have been exhausted.” With a…

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Colrain, MA – Colrain Fully Funds OPEB Liability

November 2, 2020

Odyssey Advisors was recently featured in The Recorder’s article, “Colrain fully funds OPEB liability”. Odyssey Advisors’ OPEB Evaluation Report shows the different factors to take into account to fund the towns OPEB Trust.

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Webster, MA – OPEB Audit

February 11, 2020

Odyssey Advisors was recently featured in a Webster Times article, “Webster selectmen OK single tax rate”. We met with the Board of Selectmen of Webster, MA to discuss the details of their OPEB audit. You can read more about it on the link above.

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Retiree Health Insurance – Phillipston, MA

March 18, 2019

Odyssey Advisors was recently featured in Athol Daily News’ article, “Phillipston Selectmen balk at cost, complications of health insurance trust fund“. I met with Phillipston, MA’s Chief Administration Officer, Kevin Flynn, to discuss the details of retiree health insurance for their employees.

OPEB Audit – Hamilton, MA

July 30, 2018

Odyssey Advisors was recently featured in Wicked Local Wenham’s article, “COLUMN: Hamilton Gets High Marks in Two Audits”. We met with the Board of Selectmen and the Finance and Advisory Committee of Hamilton, MA to discuss the details of their OPEB audit for the fiscal year of 2017.

OPEB Audit – Chelmsford, MA

November 28, 2017

Parker Elmore, of Odyssey Adivsors, was recently featured in Lowell Sun Online’s latest article, “Positive Report on Chelmsford Town Finances Audit”. Elmore met with Chelmsford, MA Selectmen to discuss the details of their OPEB audit. For the full summary of Chelmsford, MA’s OPEB audit click here.