June 2013 - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

DOMA Unconstitutional: What's Next for my Employee Benefit Plans?

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court found section 3 of DOMA to be unconstitutional, employers, plan sponsors and employees are E-mailing and calling with questions. How soon can we amend our tax returns from single and single to married filing jointly?  When will the imputed income stop?  When will my spouse be allowed to enroll? […]


Top Benefits Consultation & Healthcare Reform Blogs

PPACA updates and rollouts have been coming swiftly for months now, and the impact they will have on businesses around the country in years to come is a complex and crucial concern. Staying informed and being prepared will often make the difference between companies that adapt to the new policies and those that are crushed […]


Final Wellness Rules Expand Protections and Incentives

For a background on the subject of HIPAA Wellness programs and how PPACA modified their offerings, please see our November 20, 2012 article called “DOL Wellness Program Guidance under PPACA” Recently, HHS, DOL and the IRS (Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury) issued final rules on employment-based wellness programs. The final […]