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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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HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved Webinar | 2020 Compliance Mid-Year Roundup

Please join us for this HRCI* and SHRM** pre-approved, complimentary, one-hour webinar as Patrick Haynes, AssuredPartners’ General Counsel and SVP of Compliance, covers the following compliance topics through 2020 thus far: IRS Notices 2020-29, 2020-33 Changes to Cafeteria Plans, HCFSAs, HSAs, DCAPs, and more COVID-19 Relief and Changes Other DOL, IRS, and HHS Guidance, including […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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HHS Provides 2021 Benefit Payment Out-of-Pocket Limits

Earlier this week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published finalized 2021 Benefit Payment Parameters with an $8,550 out-of-pocket maximum for self-only coverage and $17,100 for family coverage for health plans beginning in 2021. See, the 5/14/2020 Federal Register publication here. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), non-grandfathered health plans are required to […]

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AssuredPartners Town Hall Webinar | Insurance Expense Reduction and Cost Control Solutions

AssuredPartners is pleased to continue our Town Hall meeting series this week with a focus on Insurance Expense Reduction and Cost Control Solutions. Based on feedback surrounding the topic this week, we will cover the following topics for discussion with our presenters: Cost Control Solutions for your Business Insurance Expense Reduction Options COVID-19 and Workers Compensation Insurance […]

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AssuredPartners Webinar | Emergency FMLA: What is it and What Now? HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved

COVID-19 legislation is changing the landscape of regulatory compliance for the remainder of 2020. Please join us for this HRCI* and SHRM** pre-approved, complimentary, one-hour webinar as ERISA Consultant, Olivia Ash, JD, reviews details of federal emergency FMLA legislation and covers essential benefit plan considerations impacted by COVID-19. Webinar Details: Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:00pm […]

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AssuredPartners Town Hall Webinar | State Reopening Orders & Employee Return to Work Measures

AssuredPartners is pleased to continue our Town Hall meeting series this week with a focus on State Reopening Orders and Employee Return to Work Measures. Based on significant demand from our customers, we will cover the following topics for discussion with our presenters: Recent DOL and IRS Changes for COBRA, Special Enrollments, and Claims Deadlines State […]

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AssuredPartners Town Hall Webinar | Financial Relief for Employers

AssuredPartners is pleased to continue our Town Hall meeting series this week with a focus on Financial Relief for Employers. Based on significant demand from our customers, we will cover the following topics for discussion with our presenters from Mazars USA: Paycheck Protection Program Round 2 Loan Forgiveness Considerations Latest Interim Ruling Payroll Tax Deferral and […]

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