John McGowan

John McGowan

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Too Soon for Party Hats: Employers Face Array Of "Underground" Challenges Following The Employer Mandate Delay

Like many, I was initially relieved when I read the July 2, 2013, announcement by the U.S. Treasury Department, effectively providing "large" employers with up to an additional year (to 2015) to comply with the ACA's Employer...more

8/14/2013 - Affordable Care Act Deadlines Delays Employee Benefits Employer Mandates Healthcare Marketplace Notice Open Enrollment Shared Responsibility Rule U.S. Treasury

Stay Tuned! Employer Mandate Reporting Requirements and Enforcement Delayed; Silence on the Individual Mandate and Exchanges

On July 2, 2013, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced in its Treasury Notes blog that the Employer Mandate tax payment provisions and reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are being delayed from...more

7/8/2013 - Affordable Care Act Deadlines Delays Employer Mandates Healthcare Pay or Play Shared Responsibility Rule Tax Penalties U.S. Treasury

Affiliates of Health Insurance Providers May Be Subject to the Affordable Care Act $500,000 Deduction Limit on Executive...

Most issuers of healthcare insurance likely have heard about the $500,000 limit on deductible compensation that became effective January 1, 2013, but might be surprised to know how much broader the scope of the deduction is...more

6/7/2013 - Affordable Care Act Deductions Executive Compensation Healthcare Insurers IRS

Heightened Independence Standards for Advisors Should Give Compensation Committees Pause for Thought After July 1, 2013

On July 1, 2013, the portion of the revised "listing standards" of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ Stock Market (Nasdaq) related to the independence of advisors to compensation committees of listed companies...more

6/7/2013 - Compensation Committee Investment Adviser Listing Standards Nasdaq NYSE SEC

New Affordable Care Act Fees Impact Group Health Plans in 2013 and 2014

On July 31, 2013, the first of various fees will be due that are imposed by the Affordable Care Act on self-insured group health plans and/or issuers of insured health policies providing accident and health coverage. Beyond...more

4/16/2013 - Affordable Care Act Employer Group Health Plans Fees Form 720 Healthcare PCORI Reinsurance Self-Insured Health Plans

SEIU Strikes at Providence St. Peter: Unions and Employers Jockey for Position in Advance of Key Affordable Care Act Changes

Recently, employees represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) went on strike at Providence St. Peter Hospital (P.S.P. Hospital) in Olympia, Washington. According to information released by SEIU, the...more

3/26/2013 - Affordable Care Act Collective Bargaining Healthcare Hospitals NLRA SEIU Strike Unions

Employers Receive Additional Time to Provide Exchange Notice to Employees

As most are aware, 2013 is an important transition year when it comes to complying with the Affordable Care Act....more

1/30/2013 - Affordable Care Act DOL Employer Group Health Plans Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges HHS Notice Requirements

Health Care Reform: "Employer Mandate" Guidance Issued

The U.S. Treasury Department recently released new guidance to assist employers (generally those with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees) in preparing and planning for the 2014 requirement to offer...more

1/24/2013 - Affordable Care Act Employer Mandates Essential Health Benefits Full-Time Employees Healthcare IRS Pay or Play Shared Responsibility Rule U.S. Treasury

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