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HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved Webinar | Department of Labor Audits: How to Prepare and What to Expect – Your Survival Guide

The DOL (U.S. Department of Labor) audits of welfare benefit plans are happening with greater frequency for companies of all sizes. Are you ready to spend months preparing to comply with and survive the audit? Did you know the following can be the basis for a DOL Audit: Complaints by welfare benefit plan participants to […]

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HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved Webinar | Is Wellness Worth it? A Data-Driven Look into the World of Corporate Wellness

For nearly a decade, the wellness industry has promised employers the outcomes of better health, prevention of large claims, and lower insurance claims costs and trend. They have also touted higher productivity, higher morale and high employee satisfaction as “soft” outcomes. Yet, who has actually taken the time to analyze the data and see if […]

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New DOL Overtime Regulations Effective January 1, 2020

Author: Cindy Wagner, Director of HR Professional Services at AP Benefit Advisors On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its plans to update the rules of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) effective January 1, 2020. It is estimated that up to 1.3 million workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay […]

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2019 3rd Quarter Compliance Update

Topics include: Medicare Part D Notices Rx Plans May Exclude Value of Drug Manufacturers’ Coupons Until Further Notice Summary Annual Reports Agencies Finalize Mental Health Parity Resources Affordable Coverage MLR Rebates ACA Pay or Play Still Applies ACA Reporting 2019 And more! Read Now For more information, contact info@apbenefitadvisors.com. The information contained in this post, […]

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HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved Webinar | Retirement Plans – The Four “Fs” Retirement Plan Administrators Need to Know

In the face of multiple fiduciary breach lawsuits, plan sponsors need to be on their game to protect themselves from the real liability that exists with group retirement plans. Pricing on group retirement plans has become incredibly competitive, and if any plan sponsors haven’t benchmarked their plans to the open market in the past 24 […]

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CVS-Aetna Merger Finalized

We expect to see the ongoing consolidation of our industry stakeholders. The CVS/Aetna plays with the recent CIGNA/ESI deal that also aligns in the integrated medical/Rx delivery model with UHC/Optum. With this alignment between CVS and Aetna and the continued move towards an integrated care model, it is more imperative than ever for employers to […]

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HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved Webinar | Voluntary Benefits: Life Insurance with Long-Term Care – The Overlooked Lifetime Benefit

The life insurance market has changed dramatically in the last 20 years and that is nothing compared to what has happened in the long-term care (LTC) market. Almost every employee has some personal financial risk (many are great) with the potential costs of an extended long-term care situation. Join us for this HRCI* and SHRM** […]

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2019 2nd Quarter Compliance Update

Topics include: Expanded HRA Options Form 5500 is Due by July 31 President Trump’s Latest Executive Order HDHP/HSA Limits Increase for 2020 New EEOC Wellness Rules Expected by December ACA Limits, Penalties and Fees And more! Read Now For more information, contact info@apbenefitadvisors.com. The information contained in this post, and any attachments, is not intended […]

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HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved Webinar | 2019 Mid-Year Review – Your Compliance Checkup!

Join us for this HRCI* and SHRM** pre-approved, complimentary, one-hour webinar as our General Counsel and VP of Compliance, Patrick Haynes, reviews the first-half of 2019 and provides a compliance checkup that you won’t want to miss. Patrick will cover: Changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ERISA/Section 125 Best Practices Federal Government’s Approach to […]

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HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved Webinar | Association Health Plans – Is There a Pathway Forward?

For supporters of “Association Health Plans (AHPs),” it has been a year-and-a-half roller coaster. It all started with excitement over President Trump’s Executive Order in October 2017, culminating in proposed Department of Labor (DOL) regulations issued in January 2018. Once the DOL regulations were finalized in June 2018, a good number of organizations immediately took […]

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