2020 - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

Year-End Stimulus Bill Offers Optional FSA Relief

12/27/2020 Update:  After much debate, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA 2021) was signed by the President on Sunday, December 27, 2020. As this Congress wanted to wish us well for the holidays, they passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA).  Below please find some highlights for those factors that may affect health and welfare […]

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AssuredPartners Town Hall Webinar | COVID-19 Vaccinations

    AssuredPartners would like to invite you to our last Town Hall Series for 2020 focusing on COVID-19 Vaccinations. This one-hour long session will highlight the following topics: Current Vaccine Landscape Vaccine Development & Approval Process Vaccination Deployment & Administration What to Expect Once Vaccinated Costs Associated with Vaccination Legal Considerations for Employers Webinar […]

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HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved Webinar | 2020 Health & Welfare Compliance Year-End Round-Up

Join us for this HRCI* and SHRM** pre-approved, complimentary, one-hour webinar as AssuredPartners’ General Counsel and SVP of Compliance, Patrick Haynes, summarizes the “year we’ll never forget” and the latest legislative updates. We will be exploring the judicial developments affecting employer group health and welfare plans, and walking through the myriad of cafeteria plan changes […]

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HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved Webinar | 2020 Data Analytics Year in Review

As 2020 comes to a close, we will recap popular topics of discussion in 2020 (yes, this includes COVID-19). Our year in review will include items such as: COVID-19 (past, present and future) Benefits Trends (reference-based pricing, specialty Rx, virtual care, etc.) We will also review and discuss emerging trends for 2021 (direct contracting, direct […]

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HHS Completes Historic Price Transparency Initiative

Last week, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)/Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) along with the Departments of Labor and the Department of the Treasury issued a final rule on price transparency, helping to ensure every American knows how much their healthcare will cost in advance and allowing them to make fully […]

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COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration Renewed; Further Extends Group Health Plan Deadlines

The federal public health emergency declaration due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been extended to January 22, 2021. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) originally declared the public health emergency on January 31, 2020, and the declaration was previously renewed twice this year, in April and July. Public health emergency declarations are generally […]

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HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved Webinar | COVID-19 Relief: When Will it End?

Please join us for this HRCI* and SHRM** pre-approved, complimentary, one-hour webinar as ComplianceDashboard’s legal consultant, Olivia Ash, JD, MS, reviews COVID-19 regulatory relief deadlines for ERISA plans, including both 401(k) and welfare plans. Once you have the big picture, Olivia will walk through how to apply these guidelines to real-life situations. This won’t be […]

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AssuredPartners Webinar | Voluntary Benefits: Unknown Contractual Details and COVID-19 Updates

Join us for this HRCI* and SHRM** pre-approved, complimentary, one-hour webinar as Stephen Ivey and Ralph Cullison, our Voluntary Benefit subject-matter experts, discuss details on sometimes unknown contractual details and COVID-19 updates. Voluntary benefits are sometimes thought of as simple or easy since there is no employer cost but are subject to detailed contractual provisions […]

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President Trump Signs Executive Orders to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

By: Keenan & Associates, an AssuredPartners Company On July 24, 2020, President Donald Trump signed four executive orders that focused on lowering prescription drug prices. All of these executive orders direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make determinations and promulgate rules that would put the executive orders into effect. Therefore, these […]

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