Marketing Your Employee Benefits

One of the most valuable tools we provide our customers is a comprehensive marketing study for all lines of coverage they are offering their employees.  This includes medical, dental, group life/disability, vision, worksite benefits, health savings accounts, and any other benefits provided. Our standard practice is to send all plans to market every year for … Continued

Summer Gazpacho Recipe

This gazpacho recipe is something I have “cooked” for many years and be warned, it makes a lot.  So invite your friends over on a hot night (tonight!) and enjoy. It takes very little time to make, just a few minutes chopping and stirring, and you can serve as an appetizer or main dish.  Add … Continued

Employee Benefits for Small Businesses

Business owners are often surprised to learn about the small group regulations surrounding employee benefits. Did you know you can offer benefits to as little as 2 employees? Employers can take advantage of small group rates for medical, dental, vision, and other ancillary coverage through all the major insurance carriers in Maine. Our small group … Continued

Grilled Romaine Salad

Have you grilled your salad greens?  If not, you really should!  You will be amazed by how much more flavor and texture your salad will have by throwing it on the grill for a few minutes.  I have found romaine lettuce to be the easiest type of lettuce to grill because it holds its shape … Continued

Tips from Paula: Is Your Contact Information Up-to-Date?

When you complete an application or enrollment form for insurance coverage for medical, dental, disability, etc, you are required to include personal information such as your mailing address, phone number, and contact email.  It is important that your insurance providers have your correct contact information because carriers do reach out from time to time to … Continued

Proud Sponsor of the ME HR Convention

While we miss this view (sigh)… we can’t wait to connect with you virtually at the ME HR Convention!   Please stop by our booth to say hi and support The Cedars.  The Cedars, Maine’s most comprehensive, non-profit senior community offers a full continuum of senior living options, including independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation, and skilled … Continued

What Is Your Plan?

We talk a lot about our talented Acadia Benefits team and the great value-added services we provide our customers.  I am sure you have heard about our Employee Advocate, benchmarking, compliance resources, partnership with ThinkHR, UBA affiliation, and more.  We are proud of the services that we provide our customers and their employees and are … Continued

Chicken and Apple Burgers

It’s officially grilling season at my house!  I wanted to share a quick and healthy burger recipe that you can easily throw on the grill after work.  (It’s also delicious in a cast-iron skillet too.)  Enjoy on top of a salad, on a traditional burger bun, or even on a chaffle! Ingredients 2 onions – … Continued

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