Philippe Melin

Philippe Melin
Philippe Melin handles Business Development for Peanut Butter because be believes that student debt is holding too many people back

Recent Posts

3 Most Popular Student Loan Repayment Plan Designs

Nov 10, 2017 1:12:31 PM / by Philippe Melin posted in Insights

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Powerful Member of Congressional Ways & Means Committee Visits Peanut Butter HQ to Talk Student Debt

Aug 19, 2017 1:44:28 PM / by Philippe Melin posted in Winning Together, Government Relations

Illinois Congressman Danny Davis visited Peanut Butter to learn about our efforts to help employers offer Student Loan Assistance.  

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Peanut Butter Proposes to Congress A Deficit-Neutral Approach to Student Debt Legislation

Aug 7, 2017 6:53:57 AM / by Philippe Melin posted in Government Relations

Momentum continues to build in Congress for legislation that can help millions of workers with student debt and their employers.

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Congress Can Help Bring Student Debt Assistance to Small Business Employees & Lower Income Workers

Apr 27, 2017 8:26:26 AM / by Philippe Melin posted in Government Relations

National student Loan debt is $1.4 trillion with an 11.2% delinquency rate.  Studies show that the American dream is delayed for many young workers relative to previous generations because of student debt – home purchasing is delayed; retirement savings is delayed; and quality of life is impacted.

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Leading States Are Considering Tax Benefits for Employers Who Participate in Student Debt Assistance

Apr 11, 2017 2:44:52 PM / by Philippe Melin posted in Government Relations

Midwest states Illinois, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan & Minnesota are all among the top half of states in the country with high student-loan indebtedness according to a study published in 2016 by WalletHub.   One Minnesota State Senator Jeffrey Miller recognized how much recent college grads are struggling, noting: “[Policy leaders are] always looking for ways to make higher education more affordable, but we should also work to help the folks who have already been through college and are struggling to pay back their student loans.”

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Developments in Peanut Butter’s Efforts for Federal Legislation to Make Employer Contributions to Student Loans Tax Advantaged

Apr 7, 2017 2:07:37 PM / by Philippe Melin posted in Government Relations

Federal legislators are working with Peanut Butter to develop and advance legislation that provide incentives to employers that assist workers with student debt.

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Congress Should Make Employer Contributions to Student Loans Tax Advantaged

Apr 3, 2017 8:23:55 AM / by Philippe Melin posted in Government Relations

There are few things on which the political parties agree these days, which leaves struggling the 44 million americans holding $1.4 Trillion in student loan debt.  It was therefore a rare moment of bipartisanship last month when Republican Rodney Davis of Illinois and Democrat Scott Peters of California joined together in the U.S. Capitol to introduce the Employer Participation in Student Loan Assistance Act, which creates tax advantages for employer participation in student debt assistance.  

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Peanut Butter Joins U.S. Congressmen to Announce Bill to Make Student Loan Repayment Tax-Advantaged

Mar 3, 2017 11:22:58 AM / by Philippe Melin posted in Government Relations

Peanut Butter CEO David Aronson joined U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) and Scott Peters (D-Calif.) at a press conference to announce their bill, H.R. 795, the Employer Participation in Student Loan Assistance Act, to help address rising student debt. The proposed legislation engages private employers and encourages them to offer a tax-free benefit to put toward an employee’s student loan debt, similar to the existing tax benefit for tuition assistance.

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