On February 12, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations with respect to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Part I of this series of articles provides an overview of the Final Regulations. Part II addresses the 2015 transitional relief from the “play or pay” penalties available to applicable large employers.
In our last article, we discussed why having a valid Power of Attorney is essential to your future well-being. While the responsibility of selecting a trustworthy agent to act on your behalf may seem overwhelming, there are options to consider when establishing your Power of Attorney that may make the decision easier.
On February 12, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations with respect to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The regulations are effective for periods after December 31, 2014, but may be relied on at the present time. This overview will provide a summary of the regulations and subsequent articles will address specifics.
As employers begin to feel the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) on their health benefit costs, many small employers (100 or fewer employees) are searching for ways to avoid the shared responsibility penalty by providing affordable coverage for employees.
There is a television commercial for a large mutual fund company in which seemingly remote events influence unrelated outcomes around the world.
Lawyers Associated Worldwide (“LAW”) conducted its 2012 Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) in Auckland, New Zealand.
The American Taxpayer Relief Act (“ATRA”) signed into law by President Obama on January 2, 2013 made the concept of “portability” permanent.
As required by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH Act”), the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) maintains a public list of unsecured electronic Protected Health Information (“PHI”) breaches affecting 500 or more individuals.
A trademark is a word, group of words, design, or symbol used to identify a particular product.
One of the benefits of obtaining federal trademark registration is that it provides the owner with the exclusive right to use the trademark nationwide on or in connection with the goods or services listed in the registration.
The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), the non-partisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice for the President, Congress and the Small Business Administration, issued its 2012 Annual Report in early December.
This outline is intended to provide employers with a roadmap to assist with decision making regarding employee health benefits. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a/k/a Obamacare) appears, as a result of the Presidential election on November 6, 2012, to be a permanent part of U.S. health care.
On September 17, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates, Inc. (MEEI) agreed to pay an amount of $1.5 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended (HIPAA).
Generally speaking, Pennsylvania employers are required to pay employees according to the minimum wage and overtime standards under state and federal law.
Conducting investigations in the workplace may now be more difficult for employers thanks to a recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”).