August 2017 - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

Progressive Discipline Model to Correct Your Employees’ Performance Problems

Not only does a progressive discipline model help correct your employees’ performance problems, but also helps protect you, the employer, from wrongful termination lawsuits. Having a discipline model will help ensure fair disciplinary action was taken when firing an employee due to inferior performance and that they were treated fairly according to your company’s policies. […]

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Don’t Be Fooled – ACA Employer Mandate Penalties Are Still Effective

Contrary to popular belief, the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) individual and employer mandate penalties continue to apply and the IRS intends to enforce them. Much of the confusion surrounding the ACA mandate penalties stems from President Trump’s Inauguration day Executive Order, in which he directed federal agencies to “minimize the unwarranted economic and regulatory burdens” […]

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Contrary to Popular Belief…Millennials Seek Learning Opportunities from Their Employers

Impraise, a real-time feedback and performance review software company, surveyed a group of Millennials and found that 63% look for jobs at learning organizations where they are able to train, attend workshops, and have access to company-funded postgraduate schooling. Millennials with less than 2 years of professional experience state that the top motivator to take […]

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2017 Drafts of Form 1094/1095 Information Returns

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued the 2017 drafts of the Form 1094/1095 information returns for the 2017 tax year with filing in early 2018. Forms 1094-B/1095-B – used by coverage providers to report health plan enrollment required by Code § 6055 Forms 1094-C/1095-C – used by applicable large employers (ALEs) to report information […]

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Your Network Discount Analyses Are Useless

Throw it in the trash. Seriously. The time we spend as insurance professionals, benefits professionals, and HR professionals analyzing insurance network discount reports might as well be time spent playing “Candy Crush” on our phones. The similarities are striking actually; they both contain bright colors, you feel like you are exercising your brain, immediately upon […]

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HRCI & SHRM Pre-approved AP Benefit Advisors Webinar Series | Voluntary Benefits: Choosing the Right Fit

Join AP Benefit Advisors’ Director of Voluntary Benefits, Stephen Ivey, for this HRCI* and SHRM** pre-approved, complimentary, one-hour webinar as he explores how to design, communicate and administer voluntary plans. Listen in on how these benefits are customized specifically to an employer’s core benefits program instead of the more common one-carrier-fits-all approach in the market. […]

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We’re Hiring for Part-Time (Intern) Positions!

AP Benefit Advisors is hiring for the following 4, part-time (intern) positions: Marketing Assistant: The Marketing Assistant will support the underwriting team in preparing requests for proposals, following-up on carrier quotes, inputting data in various systems, reviewing proposals for accuracy, and other duties as assigned. Account Management Assistant: The Account Management Assistant will support the […]

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