Eric N. Athey

Eric N. Athey

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

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New Rule For Flexible Spending Arrangements: "Use It Or Lose (Some Of) It"

Flexible spending arrangements, or FSAs, have gained popularity among employers over the past fifteen years. Today, approximately 14 million families participate in these benefit plans. ...more

11/4/2013 - Affordable Care Act Carryover Basis Employee Benefits Flexible Spending Accounts Healthcare U.S. Treasury

Healthcare Reform Update: The Top Five Questions Employees Will Be Asking On October 1

As previously reported on this blog, employers are required to provide a notice to employees regarding coverage options under the new Health Insurance Marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act that are scheduled to be...more

9/20/2013 - Affordable Care Act Deadlines Employee Benefits Full-Time Employees Health Insurance Exchanges Marketplace Notice Part-Time Employees

It's Your Business News -- August 2013

In This Issue: Making the ‘Right’ Choice; Top Ten Mistakes Businesses Make Regarding Insurance; and You’ve Got the Job, Details Will Follow. Excerpt from Making the ‘Right’ Choice - You have the idea, you...more

8/6/2013 - Business Development Business Formation Business Ownership Choice of Entity Corporate Governance Entrepreneurs Insurers Small Business Small Business Formation Startups

Healthcare Reform White Paper: Countdown To 2014

Although the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA” or the “Act”) is now over three years old, the Act’s core requirements will not take effect until 2014....more

6/27/2013 - Affordable Care Act COBRA Compliance Deadlines DOL Fees Form 720 Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare IRS Marketplace Notice PCORI Self-Insured Health Plans Temporary Employees Wellness Programs

You've Got The Job, Details Will Follow - Employment Offer Letters & Non-Compete Agreements

In Pennsylvania, a non-compete agreement (NCA) must be supported by legal "consideration" in order to be enforceable....more

6/17/2013 - Consideration Employment Contract Enforcement Hiring & Firing Non-Compete Agreements

Employer Alert -- January 2013: IRS Proposed Regulations On PPACA’S Shared Responsibility Provisions Full of New Year Surprises...

On December 28, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued long-awaited proposed regulations regarding the “shared responsibility” penalty provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”). In...more

1/14/2013 - Affordable Care Act Dependents Full-Time Employees IRS Penalties Safe Harbors Shared Responsibility Rule

Healthcare Reform Update: IRS Regulations Address Full-Time Status Of Nine-Month Education Employees

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA") requires "large employers" (i.e., those regularly employing 50 or more full-time equivalents) to provide "affordable" health coverage of "minimum value" to "full-time...more

1/4/2013 - Affordable Care Act Full-Time Employees IRS Shared Responsibility Rule Tax Penalties

Healthcare Reform Update: Recent Federal Guidance Focuses On 2014

With the re-election of President Obama in November, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. "healthcare reform" or "Obamacare") survived its second major challenge in 2012. Many employers had been awaiting the...more

12/7/2012 - Affordable Care Act DOL HHS IRS

Health Care Reform Update - Five Compliance Issues Employers Should Focus on Now

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), otherwise known as Health Care Reform, is now 2 ½ years old. It narrowly survived its first major legal challenge with the Supreme Court’s decision in July. PPACA...more

11/14/2012

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