June 2014 - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

Same-Sex Couples to Get More Benefits

from The Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON—The Obama administration announced Friday the extension of more benefits and obligations to same-sex married couples, including plans to allow workers nationwide to take leave from their jobs to care for same-sex spouses. The White House also is expected to press Congress to pass legislation needed to change some provisions, such as Social Security […]

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Upcoming HHS Webinar from EBSA

The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration wants to let you know about an upcoming HHS webinar: Registration is now open for “The Transitional Reinsurance Program:  An Overview of Policy and Operations for Reinsurance Contributions” webinar to be held on June 25, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will provide […]

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Massachusetts repeals play-or-pay health care rules

from businessinsurance.com A Massachusetts health reform law board Thursday formally repealed regulations to a landmark state statute that required employers to either offer health care coverage to their employees or pay a fine. The unanimous vote by the board of directors of the Massachusetts Health Connector, which regulates key provisions of the state’s 2006 health […]

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Small Business Health Care Tax Credit Questions and Answers: Determining FTEs and Average Annual Wages

from irs.gov Q. What is an FTE? A. A full-time equivalent employee (FTE). See the “How is the number of FTEs determined?” question for more information on how to calculate the number of FTEs. Q. Who is an employee for purposes of determining FTEs and average annual wages? A. In general, all employees of the eligible small employer are taken […]

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