December 2009 - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

No Room To Stand

The current healthcare reform proposal under discussion in the Senate includes a provision that would, beginning in 2013, impose a 40% excise tax on ER-sponsored coverage that costs more than $8000 for an individual and $21K for a family. This “tax” has been described by some as a way of capping what may appear to […]

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New Law Expands FMLA for Relatives of Veterans

New law expands FMLA leave rights for employees who are relatives of veterans and members of the armed forces. Troutman Sanders Here are highlights of the changes that are likely to affect private-sector ERs and EEs as follows. So, the 12 weeks of FMLA leave due to a family member’s military service and the 26 […]

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Benefits Alert – Imputed Income

IMPUTED INCOME – Medical, Dental and Vision coverage for Non-IRS Tax Dependents means income to your Employees. Are you collecting and paying the correct taxes? Whether you have a fully insured health plan that covers dependents to age 26, or a self-funded health plan that offers coverage for domestic partners (DPs) you are creating taxable […]

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Liability for Termination of Group Life Insurance Coverage

Practical Insights: Liability for Termination of Group Life Insurance Coverage Ford & Harrison LLP Problem Generally speaking, employers are not familiar with the responsibility and potential liability for failing to notify employees of their right to convert group life insurance coverage to an individual life insurance policy upon termination of employment, or their right to […]

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New "Equal Opportunity is the Law" Poster

EEOC revises its “Equal Employmnet Opportunity Is The Law” poster to address ADA amendments and GINA Click here for the poster The EEOC has revised its “Equal Opportunity is the Law” poster, which ERs must post to notify employees of current federal employment discrimination laws prohibiting job discrimination based on race, color, sex (including pregnancy), […]

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