January 2014 - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

Bare-Bones Health Plans Survive Through Quirk in Law

By Theo Francis The Wall Street Journal, January 16, 2014 The health-care overhaul was supposed to eliminate insurance plans that offer skimpy coverage at cut rates. But a quirk in the law stands to help some companies keep them going for years to come. AlliedBarton Security Services, a closely held firm that employs more than […]

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AP Benefit Advisors Selected as Approved HRCI Provider – Offers Free HRCI Approved Webinars

Thousands of HR professionals have attended AP Benefit Advisors benefits and compliance webinars, and know the value of these professional, succinct and content rich webinars. Now these webinars will also qualify for HRCI Credits. The HR Certification Institute has authorized AP Benefit Advisors as an Approved Provider. HRCI and their Approved Providers offer a comprehensive […]

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ACA Ruling Upholds Subsidy Distribution on Federal Insurance Exchange

The Obama Administration avoided a major setback to its health care reform efforts yesterday when a federal judge upheld an IRS rule allowing subsidies to be distributed to those who buy health coverage on the federal insurance exchange. The availability of such subsidies are “consistent with the text, structure, and purpose” of the Affordable Care […]

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Industry Expert Panel Discusses FMLA, ADA & Workers' Comp Liability HRCI Approved

Join our industry expert panel including David Mohl, Senior Counsel at Cigna, Tim Suchecki, National Practice Leader at Reliance Standard, Senior Counsel Angela Ripper at UNUM and Attorney Doug Desmarais at Smith & Downey as they review the changes and impact of recent FMLA and ADA legislation in this HRCI approved webinar. Understanding the mechanics […]

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Updates from the DOL: PPACA FAQ & Updates, Part 18

Set out below are additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding implementation of the market reform provisions of the Affordable Care Act, as well as FAQs regarding implementation of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA), as amended by the Affordable Care Act. These FAQs have been […]

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Repricing of Medical Claims after October 2014

from medicaid.gov ICD-10 Changes from ICD-9 Specific Changes to Diagnosis Code Reporting: ICD-10-CM How does the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code set differ from the ICD-9-CM? The code set has been expanded from five positions (first one alphanumeric, others numeric) to seven positions. The codes use alphanumeric characters in all positions, not just the first position as in […]

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