The Importance of Transparency and a Proactive Approach

It is hard to believe that we are halfway through 2024 and summer certainly feels like it has started with a bang. Like most everyone in Maine, I welcome the warm weather and sunshine and have enjoyed spending time with my 4-year-old at the lake. It’s hard to believe that summer is in full swing! … Continued

Caprese Salad

As the weather warms, I get excited about the crop of tomatoes and fresh basil that will soon be available. One of the simplest salads I prepare all summer long is a Caprese Salad. With just a few ingredients it’s a cinch to whip up and a healthy dinner option on a hot summer evening! … Continued

The Importance of Benchmarking Your Employee Benefits

As businesses navigate the ever-evolving landscape of employee benefits, plan benchmarking has become more and more important. A valuable tool we use when advising our customers on benefit plan decisions is a comparison of what similar businesses are offering their employees. With the labor market becoming more and more competitive in the past few years, … Continued

Proposed Rules Released for ME PFML

Last 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 that … 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