July 2014 - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

Doing Well by Doing Good – The Karis Home

What happens to the leftovers after an appreciation breakfast or lunch that is held on a Friday? Do you ever wonder what happens to the leftovers after an appreciation breakfast or lunch that is held on a Friday?  Several AP Benefit Advisors employees  made an awesome suggestion after the last Friday breakfast. Tosha suggested that the […]

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Update: Conflicting Rulings on Health Care Law

Only hours after a diametrically opposed ruling from a different federal appeals court in the District of Columbia, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond upheld the IRS rule permitting subsidies for the millions of Americans who receive them through a federal exchange. Earlier today, the D.C. Circuit had ruled that the Affordable Care […]

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bswift ACA Management Suite

The innovative technology employers need for ACA compliance bswift now offers a suite of management solutions to help employers navigate the new world of health care and benefits and comply with the complex regulations of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In today’s rapidly changing environment, these tools can be quickly and easily configured to meet specific […]

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New Questions on Health Law as Rulings on Subsidies Differ

by Robert Pear, The New York Times WASHINGTON — Two federal appeals court panels issued conflicting rulings Tuesday on whether the government could subsidize health insurance premiums for millions of Americans, raising yet more questions about the future of the health care law four years after it was signed by President Obama. The contradictory rulings […]

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HHS has no plans to post 2015 enrollee grades

by Allison Bell, benefitspro.com Public health insurance exchanges and issuers of “qualified health plan” (QHP) coverage can decide for themselves whether to release their first batch of official federal enrollee experience survey results. Officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) mention the agency’s enrollee survey data release schedule in a new QHP […]

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Webinar: HDHPs – Complete Replacement, Additional Offering, Solution to The Cadillac Tax?

Join AP Benefit Advisors Senior Counsel Patrick Haynes as he reviews High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP). Are these plans complete replacements, or should they be used as an additional offering? First introduced over 10 years ago, HDHPs (often coupled with HSAs) continue to gain traction among employers as a viable way to cost share health insurance […]

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Popular Benefits Legislation & Compliance Blogs

It’s been an eventful few months in the realm of rulings and legislation on employee benefits, from transitional insurance and FTEs to legislation repeals and new reporting requirements, and things are just heating up! With so many complex and significant issues on the table, make sure you stay informed. Read some of our most popular […]

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Minimum Essential Coverage (Individual Mandate) Reporting Requirements

Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) reporting is required to help the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) administer compliance with the individual mandate. All insurers and self-funded group plan sponsors are required to start reporting on the individuals covered under their insured health plans, starting with coverage in 2015. While these reporting requirements do not begin till 2016 […]

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