2011 - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

Open Enrollment Effectiveness & Compliance Slides

We recently hosed an educational webinar conducting a “Postmortem” of 2012 Open Enrollment effectiveness and compliance strategies. Expert speaker, Attorney Patrick Haynes reviewed Communication and Enrollment strategies and walked Employers and Plan Sponsors through a checklist of Open Enrollment and compliance requirements. The webinar covered a variety of important issues, including: * Required ERISA, PPACA, […]

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Popular Group Health & Benefits Administration Blogs

We’ve been blogging for several months now at AP Benefit Advisors about group health, compliance, benefits administration, employee communications, and other issues highly relevant to business operation in the 21st century. Moving into 2012, we thought it would be a good idea to share some of our more popular blogs to gain some perspective on […]

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Webinar: 2012 Open Enrollment Effectiveness and Compliance Review

Join us for this complimentary, educational webinar as we conduct a “Postmortem” of your 2012 Open Enrollment effectiveness and compliance strategies. Expert speaker, Attorney Patrick Haynes will review Communication and Enrollment strategies, and walk Employers and Plan Sponsors through a checklist of Open Enrollment and compliance requirements. Highlights of the webinar will include: Required ERISA, […]

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Employee Health Improvement Strategies

Increasingly, employers are looking to data analysis and predictive modeling to identify and understand the health factors driving the cost of their health benefits program. With approximately 75% of health care cost attributable to people with chronic diseases, and the extensive body of evidence attributing chronic disease to lifestyle factors such as smoking, poor eating […]

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AP Benefit Advisors Educational Employee Benefits Webinar Series

AP Benefit Advisors has been producing employee benefits web seminars, compliance web seminars, and other webinar topics of interest for over a year now. In that time, we have covered a number of highly pertinent issues, including Affordable Care Act compliance, Qualified Medical Child Support Orders (QMCSO), ERISA, W-2 Reporting, and a host of other […]

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New SBC Regulations – Additional Adjustment Time

As part of the Affordable Care Act’s multiyear implementation timeline, carriers, employers, and plan sponsors would have to begin distributing standardized SBCs (Summary of Benefits and Coverage) to new hires, special enrollees (status changers) and to any plan participants that requested them beginning March 23, 2012. The Department of Labor published those regulations on August 17, 2011, but […]

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New W-2 Reporting Webinar Slides Now Available

Slides are now available from our recent web seminar, which covered a variety of important compliance details including: * Which employers are included and when will they be subject to these reporting requirements? * What types of health care coverage must be included and reported on Form W-2? * What amounts of imputed income for […]

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Revised Healthcare Reform Timelines

If you want to see 10 pages of health reform in a 1 page timeline (well, 1 page for Employers and 1 page for Employees) then please visit our website (www.apbenefitadvisors.com). But, if you are looking for details specific to just a certain year or plan, then you can’t do better than this implementation timeline […]

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November 2011 Compliance Chronicle – Revised Guidance from the DOL is here! Updates on Summary of Benefits and Coverage, Requirements Delayed until Final Regulations Issued.

A new edition of the Compliance Chronicles has been posted in the Compliance Chronicles section of the AP Benefit Advisors, LLC website. This month’s edition discusses the revised guidance from the Department of Labor regarding the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBCs) that plans must distribute to comply with PPACA. The article highlights the challenges […]

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