January 2015 - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

Top PPACA & Benefits Legislation Blogs

Legislation and regulatory guidance continue to march on as the first month of 2015 draws to a close. Businesses that fail to keep up with these changes will likely expose themselves to significant penalties and fines. Is your organization aware of recent changes to IRS, HHS, and other regulatory agency policies? Are you prepared for […]

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Globex Health & Benefits Update: January 2015

Effective January 1st 2015, new legislation will be introduced in the Netherlands to reform the Work and Security Act. The new reforms will affect three areas of the Work and Security Act: flexible employment, dismissal and unemployment benefits. Previously, employers and employees could agree to a trial period of 1 month in a fixed term […]

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2015 Update – ACA Relief for Expat Plans

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2009, employers have experienced a great deal of confusion and frustration understanding how (and to what extent) ACA will apply to their expatriate medical plans. Since that time various government agencies have issued certain clarifications (known as FAQs) that provided some relief to expat plans, […]

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IRS and HHS: Prepping for Your Tax Season PPACA Questions

The Treasury Department and the Department of Health and Human Services are getting ready for the tax-filing season (for tax year 2014) and the onslaught of questions they anticipate about the Affordable Care Act. The Obama Administration has prepared some resources and online tools to help individuals connect with local tax preparation services and determine […]

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COBRA Administration for Large Organizations

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) gives workers and their families who lose their health benefits the right to choose to continue group health benefits provided by their group health plan for limited periods of time under certain circumstances such as voluntary or involuntary job loss, reduction in the hours worked, transition between jobs, […]

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HRCI Pre-approved* Webinar: HIPAA & GINA 101 – Hundreds Of Lawsuits Now Settled How Employers Can Prepare

Join AP Benefit Advisors General Counsel and Vice President-Compliance, Patrick Haynes, for this complimentary HRCI pre-approved* webinar, as he reviews critical compliance nuances of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). Hundreds of lawsuits have already been settled by employers due to procedural and compliance related issues. […]

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