Obamacare & the Insurance Broker
By Marc Zimet, Esq. of Jampol Zimet LLC
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as "Obamacare," is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2014. Once in effect, it will drastically alter the manner in which health insurance is purchased and brokered in California. To comply with the Act, California is required to establish a health insurance exchange, allowing individuals and small businesses to purchase health insurance at competitive rates.
In a very brief 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals opinion, that court held that an insured under a professional liability policy may not recover the amount of its deductible in a subrogation action brought in its name by the insurer until the insurer has recovered in full for its contribution to the underlying settlement, plus the defense costs it paid on behalf of the insured.
8 Things You Should Never Say in a Termination Meeting
By Jeffrey D. Polsky, Esq. of Fox Rothschild LLP
- This is hard for me, too. - While usually true, it's important to recognize that the person doing the firing has it better than the person getting fired. In litigation, the statement will be used to make you sound self-centered and insensitive.
By Frank J. Fanshawe, Esq. & Jason LaFlam, Esq. of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Earlier this year, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its long-awaited omnibus regulations that make significant modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement and Breach Notification Rules. These modifications are the result of statutory changes required under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).
IRS Rules All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized for Federal Tax Purposes
By Bruce Schwartz,Esq., Monique Warren, Esq. & Lisa deFilippis, Esq. of Jackson Lewis LLP
The Internal Revenue Service has ruled that same-sex couples who are legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages will be treated as married for all federal tax purposes, regardless of whether the couple currently lives in a jurisdiction that recognizes same-sex marriage or not.
By Aaron Peterson of CenterPointe Solutions Inc.
Many employers outsource some or all of theirpayrolland related tax duties (i.e., withholding, reporting, and paying Social Security, Medicare, and income taxes) to third-partypayrollservice providers. Third-partypayrollservice providers can help assure filing deadlines and deposit requirements are met and can greatly streamline business operations.