December 2017 - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

US House and Senate Pass Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017

Yesterday the House of Representatives voted along party lines today to pass H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, by a vote of 224-201. This followed Senate passage last night by a party-line vote of 51-48. with Sen. McCain not voting while recovering in Arizona from cancer treatments.  The President is expect […]

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The Uncertain Future for HSAs in Maryland

November 9, 2017 – Introduction:  In the 2016 the MD General Assembly passed the States Contraceptive Equity Act to prevent discrimination in insurance coverage for male and female contraception. That law is set to become effective on January 1, 2018, and required health benefit plans to provide coverage for male sterilization without applying a copayment, […]

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Compliance Strategies to Help Curb FMLA Abuse

We’ve done numerous blogs regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and it always seems to revolve around truly understanding what FMLA covers and how employees are able to utilize it. So, to start off, let’s go over what FMLA covers: FMLA provides certain employees with up to 12 workweeks of unpaid, job-protected leave […]

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HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved Crawford Webinar | Santa has Diabetes & the Elves have Osteoarthritis? Managing Risk Within a Unique Population

Within every population there are unique challenges and situations that drive plan utilization and spend. No matter your group’s size, demographics, industry or other variables, each situation is unique. Understanding what sets your population apart from the rest and how to take advantage of the information available to you will help you optimize your plan’s […]

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