Author: Shelly Paules

Proposed Rules Released for ME PFML

Earlier this week, the Department of Labor (DOL) published proposed rules for Maine’s new Paid Family and Medical Leave program. You can read the draft rules in entirety on the DOL website, linked here.  One of the key takeaways from the proposed rules is when employers can enter into a private plan. Proposed rules indicate … Continued

A Team Sara(h) Update

It’s been over a year since we debuted team Sara(h). If you don’t remember our fondness for those whose names begin with the letter S, you can read my previous blog post, linked here. Team Sara(h) has a few important updates we wanted to share. Sarah Tirado – Earlier this year, Sarah transitioned to a … Continued

Proud to Support the ME HR Convention

Our Acadia Benefits team looks forward to connecting with you at the ME HR Convention next week! We hope you will stop by our booth to say hi at the Samoset during the ME HR Convention. Our team will be at booth #105… same spot as in past years! We have so much to share … Continued

What You Can Do Now to Prepare for ME PFML

During the last few months, our Acadia Benefits team has worked with customers to prepare for Maine’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (ME PFML) program. Beginning in May 2026, eligible workers will have 12 weeks of paid time available for family or medical reasons. Additional details about the program are available on Maine’s Department of … Continued

Preparing for Maine’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Program

This past summer, the Governor of the State of Maine signed a budget that included the creation of a paid family and medical leave (PFML) program. While the program begins in 2026, our Acadia Benefits team has started working with customers to prepare for this upcoming requirement. On the right, there is a timeline for … Continued

Resolutions for 2024

Happy New Year! January is a great time to reset, especially after the craziness of the holiday season. For many of us here at Acadia Benefits, we are using this time to create new routines and embrace healthier, more constructive habits. We hope you will enjoy some of our resolutions for 2024 and you can … Continued

Welcome Kim!

Please meet Kim Mancini, who recently joined the Acadia Benefits team. Kim joins us at 50 Portland Pier as our Office Manager and we are thrilled to have her supporting our customers and team! Here is a little more about Kim: Why did you join the Acadia Benefits Team? “One of the most important aspects … Continued

Shop Local With Your Broker

As we approach January 1st renewals, it’s a great opportunity to look at the relationship you have with your benefits broker to ensure you are receiving the services and support needed.  Here are a few areas that Acadia Benefits prides itself on offering our customers.  As you think about your current relationship with your broker, … Continued

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

While many are focused on Thanksgiving meal planning for next week, I thought it would be fun to share a favorite Mexican recipe! Not only does this feed the whole family, but it’s easy to make, and clean-up is a breeze because it’s all cooked in one pan. I found this dish on the Low … Continued

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