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UBA Fall Conference and Recognizing Vicki

I was recently fortunate enough to take part in the United Benefit Advisors (UBA’s) 2021 Fall Conference.  The hybrid event offered the opportunity for members of our team to collaborate, connect, and share wisdom with other employee benefit firms, both in-person and virtually.  The conference included two inspirational keynotes, education sessions, and the ability to … Continued

Zucchini Two Ways!

We have an excessive amount of zucchini in our kitchen right now.  Whether you grow zucchini, have a friend with a garden, or visit your local farmers market often, it’s that time of the year where zucchini (and other squash varietals) is in abundance!  Below please find two different zucchini recipes that I have been … Continued

The Value of Employee Benefits in a Tight Labor Market

I saw a job posting by a local restaurant online this week that read “like everyone else in the galaxy, we are hiring.”  While I appreciated the humor, I could feel the frustration in the sentiment.  You have seen the signs taped to local businesses’ doors, shared on social media, and notifications about hiring events … Continued

Tips from Paula: Prior Authorization for Services

Here at Acadia Benefits, we are proponents of ongoing education for our customers and their employees.  One area that seems to come up frequently is the process of obtaining authorization for certain services. Your doctor may order a test, such as an MRI, PET scan, or CT scan.  These are considered “high-level imaging” and most … Continued

Dill Macaroni Salad

‘Tis the season for summer BBQs, potlucks, and get-togethers with family and friends.  Need to bring a side dish with not a lot of notice?  Keep these ingredients in your pantry so you can put together this quick salad and this soon will become your summer staple.  You can also add chopped fresh vegetables, cheese, … Continued

Join Our Team!

Acadia Benefits is currently seeking an experienced Office Manager to join our passionate group of professionals. The role supports our team and serves as a point person for all general office needs as well as other administrative functions. To learn more about the position, and to apply online, please click here.    

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