COBRA Subsidy Forms from the DOL

As a follow-up to the guidance issued in mid-March on the American Rescue Plan (ARP), last week the Department of Labor issued the much-awaited required COBRA Model Notices.  To learn more about the ARP, please visit The American Rescue Plan Act – Part 1 (COBRA Premium Assistance), The American Rescue Plan Act – Part 2 … Continued

Cheers to Danielle, Sasha and Jack!

Congratulations to three members of our team, Danielle Seidl, Sasha Arabinko, and Jack Kennedy, who recently worked towards receiving their Maine Life and Health Producer License.  All three spent numerous hours over the past few months studying the ins and outs of all things employee benefits and successfully completed the 2 plus hour exam! Their commitment … Continued

Crumb Dilly Fish

This recipe was passed along from my dad and has always been a family favorite.  It’s quick and easy for a weeknight meal and any white fish works well.  My personal favorite is haddock and the dill provides a little “tang.”  I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as I have over the … Continued

What You Need to Know About the American Rescue Plan

First and foremost – happy spring!  The longer days and warmer weather are very much appreciated lately. Over the last two weeks, our team has received many questions about the newly signed American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 and how the legislation affects group health plans.  While new information and guidance will continue to … Continued

Employee Advocacy

One of the unique services we offer at Acadia Benefits is the resource of an Employee Advocate.  Our Employee Advocate, Paula Green, has acted as a liaison between insurance carriers, our customers, and their employees for over 20 years.  Paula is compassionate, knowledgeable, and works tirelessly advocating for members. When I talk with businesses about … Continued


As many of are trying to eat better and establish healthy habits, I thought I would share a new recipe that has our office a buzz… chaffles! What are chaffles?  Well, essentially waffles, but made with eggs and cheese.  No carbs or sugar!  You can eat as is, or use like you would sandwich bread.  … Continued

Tips from Paula: At-Home Colon Cancer Screening Tests

As part of the Affordable Care Act, routine/screening colonoscopies are covered in full.  We all agree that early detection saves lives! You may have seen ads recently for different home screening tests for colon cancer.  These tests are non-invasive and require no special prep or need for time off. The test is performed at home, … Continued

Celebrating 31 Years!

Last year at this time I wrote a blog post celebrating a milestone, 30 years with Acadia Benefits.  Needless to say, a lot is different than it was 12 months ago!  Even though the world around us has changed in ways we are still unable to fully comprehend, the pandemic has caused/enabled many of us … Continued

Health Plan Trends in Maine

Are you looking to make better informed decisions about the health plan(s) you offer your employees?  Acadia Benefits has a valuable tool that no other broker in Maine offers; the United Benefit Advisors (UBA) Health Plan Survey.  The survey looks not only at hundreds of large employers, but it also studies thousands of small and … Continued

Chicken Tortilla Soup

It’s that time of the year when soup for dinner is a weekly staple in our house.  This recipe is easy to prepare after work and you can clean out your fridge and panty with items to top the soup with! Ingredients – Serves 6  2 tablespoons olive oil 6 scallions,  thinly slice the white … Continued