June 2020 - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

US Supreme Court Rules – Federal Law Protects LGBTQ at Work

By: Cindy Wagner, AssuredPartners’ Director of HR Professional Services On Monday, June 15, 2020, by a vote of 6-3, and for the third time since 2003, the Supreme Court ruled that existing Federal law forbids job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or transgender status. And, this time, by applying the workplace protections inscribed […]


PCORI Fee Increased for Plan Years Ending After October 31, 2019

Today, the IRS Released the new Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)/Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee (CERF) rate for plans ending after October 31, 2019.  That new rate is $2.54 per person.  IRS Notice 2020-44 can be viewed here. You may recall that PCORI was previously due to sunset in 2019, but was extended by Congress through […]


HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved Webinar | In Times of Challenge, Embrace the Change: Drive Lower Costs & Better Outcomes in Your Health Plans

Sick of hearing about COVID-19? We all are. Yet, one “silver lining” to these difficult times is that adversity often illuminates new ways of doing things and new methods for greater efficiency. Some of those changes you can embrace are ones that can drive lower costs and better outcomes in your health plan. Join us […]