April 2015 - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

Webinar: Differences and Impact of Reference Based Pricing “RBP” Plans and Value Based Purchasing “VBP” Plans

Join our industry expert panel and moderator Patrick Haynes, AP Benefit Advisors Senior Counsel, as they review the differences and impact of Reference Based Pricing “RBP” plans and Value Based Purchasing “ VBP” plans. These plans are currently a hot topic for Medicare, Medicaid, larger employers and leading carriers. Innovative RBP plans let employers pay […]

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EBSA Wellness Study Released

This Research Report was sponsored by the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) of the U.S. Department of Labor. The goal of this report was to leverage existing data to explore patterns of wellness program availability, employers’ use of incentives, and program participation and utilization among employees. This report will be of interest to national and state policymakers, employers and […]

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The DOL's New Wellness FAQs – PPACA FAQ #25

Wellness Update.  Affordable Care Act/FAQ #25s Set out below are additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding implementation of the Affordable Care Act. These FAQs have been prepared jointly by the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (collectively, the Departments). Like previously issued FAQs (available at www.dol.gov/ebsa/healthreform/ and www.cms.gov/cciio/resources/fact-sheets-and-faqs/index.html), these […]

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CMS Issues 2016 Medicare Part D Benefit Parameters

from EBIA Announcement of Calendar Year (CY) 2016 Medicare Advantage Capitation Rates and Medicare Advantage and Part D Payment Policies and Final Call Letter (Apr. 6, 2015) Under Medicare Part D regulations, most group health plan sponsors offering prescription drug coverage to Part D eligible individuals (including active or disabled employees, retirees, COBRA participants, and […]

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AP Benefit Advisors Benefits Newsletter and Webinar Series

Over 35 years ago, Reagan Crawford envisioned a benefits consulting and brokerage business that focused on the specific and unique needs of middle market and large companies in response to the uniform, impersonal approach to benefits and consulting services provided by larger, national firms. Today, AP Benefit Advisors is one of the leading benefits-only brokerage […]

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