Leanne Reagan

Leanne Reagan

Akerman LLP

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Federal Appeals Court in D.C. Strikes Down Key Aspect of Health Care Reform (Just Before the 4th Circuit’s Opposite Ruling) – Any...

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in a 2-1 ruling by a three judge panel, invalidated an Internal Revenue Service regulation that interpreted section 36B of the Affordable Care Act...more

7/24/2014 - Affordable Care Act Appeals Employer Mandates Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Reform IRS Popular Subsidies Tax Credits

Supreme Court Decision Striking Down DOMA Will Have a Significant Impact on Employer-Sponsored Benefits

The United States Supreme Court ruled on June 26 in United States v. Windsor, U.S., No 12-307, that the definitions of “marriage” and “spouse” contained in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) excluding same-sex partners are a...more

7/8/2013 - Civil Unions DOMA Domestic Partnership Due Process Employee Benefits Employer Mandates Essential Health Benefits Fifth Amendment Health and Welfare Plans Marriage Qualified Retirement Plans Retirement Plan Same-Sex Marriage US v Windsor

Health Care Reform: Recent Guidance on "Play or Pay" Rules for Applicable Large Employers in 2014

Many important aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA") will go into effect in 2014, including the implementation of health insurance exchanges, and the requirement for certain employers to offer...more

1/17/2013 - Affiliates Affordable Care Act Employer Group Health Plans Health Insurance Exchanges IRS Pay or Play Subsidiaries

Employee Benefits Update: Recent Updates and Year End Tasks

As the end of the year approaches, employers and plan sponsors of certain retirement plans, health and welfare plans and deferred compensation arrangements have a number of year-end tasks and deadlines. Failure to comply with...more

11/26/2012 - Employee Benefits

Deadline Approaching for Section 409A Year-End Correction

Section 409A Year-End Correction Deadline: Compensation arrangements such as employment or severance agreements, that provide for payments that are contingent on the execution of a release, must be brought into compliance...more

11/26/2012 - Compliance IRS Section 409A Severance Agreements

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