July 2013 - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

Third Circuit Denies For-Profit Employer’s Attempt to Block Contraceptive Coverage Mandate

from EBIA The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a for-profit employer’s request for a preliminary injunction to temporarily block enforcement of regulations mandating coverage of contraceptives as preventive services. (Under health care reform, non-grandfathered, nonexcepted group health plans generally must provide in-network contraceptive coverage without cost-sharing for plan years beginning on or after […]

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Popular Benefits Administration Blogs

As PPACA legislation continues to roll out and implementation and enforcement present new challenges for businesses and governments across the country, AP Benefit Advisors covers the changes and explores the potential impact. Check out a few of our latest blogs on the issues: PPACA-Obamacare Employer Mandate Pushed Back to 2015 HHS: MLR rebate total to […]

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Social Security moves to connect with PPACA hub

By Allison Bell, lifehealthpro.com The Social Security Administration (SSA) is getting ready to feed information into the system the federal government will use to decide which people are eligible for government health plans and insurance purchase tax subsidies. The SSA has talked about the plans in a new “proposed routine use” notice. The notice is set […]

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AP Benefit Advisors Educational Webinars

AP Benefit Advisors offers an educational webinar series each month that covers current benefits issues facing organizations around the country. Experts speakers review material in a presentation format, followed by live Q&A to deep-dive the complex and numerous issues in this field. Here are a few of the most recent webinars AP Benefit Advisors has […]

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PPACA-Obamacare Employer Mandate Pushed Back to 2015

The Employer Mandate portion of PPACA (“The Affordable Care Act”, aka Obamacare) has been pushed back to 2015.  The law’s Individual Mandate has not been pushed back, and neither have PPACA’s taxes and fees. The White House, on the evening of July 2, in a blog posting from Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to the President, […]

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HHS: MLR rebate total to fall sharply

By Allison Bell, lifehealthpro.com Health insurers did a better job of meeting the new federal minimum medical loss ratio (MLR) targets in 2012 than in 2011, and they will end up paying fewer rebates to a smaller number of people. Officials at the Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), the arm of the […]

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