March 2012 - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

Complimentary Webinar – Your Benefits Questions Answered Live!

Join us today, March 28, for this complimentary, educational webinar and have all of your most challenging Benefits questions answered live by Benefits expert & ERISA Counsel Patrick Haynes Jr., of AP Benefit Advisors. During this live event, Mr. Haynes will answer the most complex and difficult Benefits and legal questions impacting employers today. You […]

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Chronic Disease May Up Out-of-Pocket Costs for Insured

HealthDay News – Among families with employer-sponsored health care plans, those coping with chronic illness pay more out of their pockets than those without chronic illness, primarily because of higher prescription drug co-payments, a new study finds. “Even when you are looking at the same level of total spending, families covering chronic conditions spent more […]

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Health Insurance Cost & Reform Uncertainty

“Let’s say a company pays $8,000 a head today, and the penalty to drop insurance is $2,000 or $3,000 or a substantial difference. They take the number of employees times that difference, and they generate a pool of money. With that money they say, ‘We want to bolster our 401(k) match, or a profit-sharing plan, […]

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Employee Communication Enhancement & Benefits Administration

Effectively communicating an employee benefits package to potential and current employees is essential to attracting and retaining talented employees. That’s why AP Benefit Advisors creates customized communications packages, developed specifically for each client. Communicating a new employee benefits plan is extremely important, as is addressing issues as they arise throughout the year. Employees need a […]

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AHRQ: U.S. healthcare spending highly concentrated

Written by Evan Godt, cmio.net One percent of the U.S. population accounted for 22 percent of all healthcare spending in 2009 while the lower spending half of the population accounted for only 2.9 percent, according to a report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). A statistical brief on the data released by […]

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How to Cut Health Care Costs and Make Wellness Work

Looking to cut healthcare costs at your organization? Who isn’t? With obesity rates high and chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes on the rise, it takes more than just some pamphlets in the break room to improve employees’ wellbeing and see a decrease in related health costs. A recent study sponsored by Wellsteps illustrates the […]

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Popular Compliance and Group Benefits Blogs

With all that’s been happening in the healthcare and group health insurance industry, from HHS and PPACA to ERISA compliance and FMLA regs, we felt it was time to review and highlight some of the most popular and relevant blogs from recent months. HHS Amends Rules on SBCs Majority of Employers Continue to Offer Benefits […]

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