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U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Employee FMLA Guide

As part of the Department’s continuing effort to spread the word about the FMLA and make the FMLA more accessible, WHD is releasing an Employee Guide to the FMLA, a 16-page, plain language booklet designed to answer common FMLA questions and clarify who can take FMLA leave and what protections the FMLA provides. The Employee […]

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Additional Clarity? Certainty? Or, just more guidance to help Employers/Plan Sponsors avoid fines?

Patrick C. Haynes, Jr., Esq., LL.M. The Department of Labor (DOL) issued additional guidance on May 11, 2012. Clarifying some points, federal regulators made clear(er), that they will not be imposing financial penalties on employers that do not “fully comply” with the Affordable Care Act’s new requirements to distribute SBCs (Summaries of Benefits and Coverage), […]

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Group Benefits Administration & Call Centers

Offering a dedicated call center and customer service line to handle the employee benefits questions you receive will not only make life easier for your employees, but allow your HR department to focus on the bigger picture. Using dedicated teams and access points provides us with a variety of metrics to measure the quality of service […]

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Employee Communication Enhancement & Benefits Administration

Effectively communicating an employee benefits package to potential and current employees is essential to attracting and retaining talented employees. That’s why AP Benefit Advisors creates customized communications packages, developed specifically for each client. Communicating a new employee benefits plan is extremely important, as is addressing issues as they arise throughout the year. Employees need a […]

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Popular Compliance and Group Benefits Blogs

With all that’s been happening in the healthcare and group health insurance industry, from HHS and PPACA to ERISA compliance and FMLA regs, we felt it was time to review and highlight some of the most popular and relevant blogs from recent months. HHS Amends Rules on SBCs Majority of Employers Continue to Offer Benefits […]

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Majority of employers will continue to offer health benefits after ACA enacted

Healthcare Finance News, Chris Anderson, Senior Editor More than half of all employers said they will continue to offer employer-sponsored health benefits after health reform is fully enacted according to the results of a survey of benefits decisions makers released by GfK Custom Research North America. Even with many of the details of health reform […]

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