July 2017 - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

Determining Employee FMLA Use for Chiropractic Care

Question: Is a chiropractor considered a health care provider under the FMLA? And are there any special rules that apply to them? Answer: Yes, to both. Chiropractors are considered health care providers to a certain extent. Per 29 C.F.R. § 825.125 (b)(1), a chiropractor’s work with a patient involves “treatment consisting of manual manipulation of […]

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HSA Mid-Year Change Status and its Impact on Contributions

Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution amounts can be changed at any time during the plan year. But, when it comes to changing your status within the year, whether it be from individual to family or vice versa, HSA owners are left a little confused. During 2017, HSA owners can contribute the following maximum amounts to […]

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Repeal & Replace Efforts Fail Again

Less than five days after the Senate released the second version of its Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), GOP efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have failed once again. If the BCRA had any chance of passing, Republicans could lose only two votes. With this difficult number to maintain, there was […]

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HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved AP Benefit Advisors Webinar Series | Drug Deals: Understanding the Intricacies of PBM Contracts, Language and Opportunities

Pharmacy Benefit Management contracts are notorious for being confusing and vague, yet, extremely important. Join AP Benefit Advisors’ Director of Data Analytics, Scott Mayer, for this complimentary, one-hour, HRCI* and SHRM** pre-approved webinar as he discusses how PBM contracts can vary, even within the same PBM. With pharmacy spend now accounting for 20-25% of total […]

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Paid Leave Laws and Their Future

We’ve blogged on several paid leave law topics already this year and it seems that more and more states and cities are adapting their own laws. But this presents many compliance challenges for employers with employees in multiple jurisdictions. The variances between municipalities and their states have created turmoil as to which jurisdiction has authority […]

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2nd Quarter Compliance Update

A small preview of our 2nd Quarter Compliance Update… For more information contact info@apbenefitadvisors.com. The information contained in this post, and any attachments, is not intended and should not be misconstrued as legal advice. You should contact your employment, benefits or ERISA attorney for legal direction.

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