Brandon Long

Brandon Long

McAfee & Taft

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Post-DOMA, IRS and CMS issue further guidance regarding same-sex spouses

Last September, three months after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in United States v. Windsor, the IRS issued some much-anticipated guidance regarding the treatment of same-sex spouses. For employers who...more

4/9/2014 - CMS DOMA Healthcare Healthcare Reform IRS Marriage Same-Sex Marriage US v Windsor

Administration issues new game-changing health care reform regulations

On February 11th, the Treasury Department issued its much-anticipated final regulations on the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) so-called employer mandate, under which certain employers have to either (a) offer affordable,...more

2/20/2014 - Affordable Care Act Employee Definition Healthcare Reform Pay or Play Shared Responsibility Rule Transition Relief U.S. Treasury

Gavel to Gavel: Big time for benefits

On Monday, the Treasury Department finally issued its much-anticipated final regulations on the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, under which certain employers have to offer affordable, minimum-value health coverage to...more

2/18/2014 - Affordable Care Act Employee Benefits Healthcare

EmployerLINC Employee Benefits Alert - IRS issues new guidance on same-sex spouses

In 1996, as states were beginning to consider the concept of same-sex marriage, and before any state had acted to permit it, Congress enacted the Defense of Marriage Act. Section 3 of DOMA defined the term “marriage” as “a...more

9/13/2013 - DOMA Employee Benefits IRS Marriage Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS Tax Benefits U.S. Treasury US v Windsor

ALERT: BIG NEWS in Employee Benefits: Obama Administration Delays Employer Mandate Until 2015

In perhaps the biggest healthcare reform news of the year, the Obama administration announced late Tuesday that it is delaying the so-called “play or pay” mandate for one year until 2015. ...more

7/5/2013 - Affordable Care Act Delays Employer Mandates Pay or Play Shared Responsibility Rule Tax Penalties U.S. Treasury

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