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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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IRS Announces 2018 Contribution Limits for 401(k)s, FSAs, and More

            IRS has announced the 2018 cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) with respect to retirement plan limits. Many limits, which are adjusted by reference to Code Sec. 415(d), are changed for 2018 since the increase in the cost-of-living index met the statutory thresholds that trigger their adjustment. However, others remain unchanged. Certain […]

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Our Comprehensive On Demand Benefits Webinar Library

        If you haven’t taken advantage of our comprehensive Employee Benefits Webinar Library, you’re missing out on dozens of important webinars on topics like: Voluntary Benefits – Choosing the Right Fit Understanding the Intricacies of PBM Contracts, Language, & Opportunities Change That Sticks: Holistic Benefit Communications for Better Acceptance & Higher Uptake […]

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HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved AP Benefit Advisors Webinar | 2018 Open Enrollment: Top 12 Critical Mistakes to Avoid this OE Season

Join AP Benefit Advisors’ General Counsel and VP of Compliance, Patrick Haynes, and AssuredPartners’ VP of Compliance, Caroline Smith, for this HRCI* and SHRM** pre-approved, complimentary, one-hour webinar as they review the top 12 critical mistakes to avoid during your 2018 open enrollment. Topics include: Failure to Communicate Neglecting Technology Cutting Corners Limited Enrollment Options […]

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Large Employers Aren’t the Only Ones Dealing with FMLA Claims

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is applicable to employers with 50 or more employees, so when it comes to small employers, they never really give it any thought. This doesn’t mean smaller employers are off the hook from any employee legal allegations though. In Tilley v. Kalamazoo County Road Commission, the small employer was […]

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Do Employers Need to Offer Their Abroad Employees Coverage per the ACA?

Employers who have employees represented globally outside of the United States can face certain challenges in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). U.S. citizen employees working abroad and being paid from foreign sources, their employers may not be subject to ACA regulations. Any employer in the U.S. who has at least 50 full-time employees […]

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AP Benefit Advisors Webinar Series – Voluntary Benefits: Choosing the Right Fit

Join AP Benefit Advisors’ Director of Voluntary Benefits, Stephen Ivey, for this complimentary, one-hour webinar, as he explores how to design, communicate and administer voluntary plans customized specifically to an employer’s core benefits program instead of the more common one-carrier-fits-all approach in the market. Topics include: Primary vs. Supplemental State of the Market Employer Risks […]

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Webinar Series: Final Regulations on 2010 PPACA Provisions

Join AP Benefit Advisors’ General Counsel and Vice President – Compliance, Patrick Haynes, for a complimentary webinar as he reviews PPACA Final Regulations on 2010 Provisions on Tuesday, December 8, from 12:00pm to 12:35pm EDT. Many employers are struggling to understand how these changes to their health plans will be implemented, what cost changes they […]

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Combined FMLA Leave for Same Employer Spouses

Under 29 CFR 201(b), married couples who are employed by the same employer can be required to share a combined 12 weeks of FMLA leave to: bond with their new child; or care for their own parent with a serious health condition. The regulation states: “Spouses who are eligible for FMLA leave and are employed […]

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