Many employers offer their employees various "supplemental benefits," such as accident insurance, cancer insurance, or critical disease insurance. The IRS has recently ruled that, to the extent the employer pays the cost of these benefits (or the employee contribution is made "pre-tax" through a cafeteria plan), the benefits received are taxable income to the employee.
Because of schedules, infirmity, or other reasons, patients often want to obtain medical advice without physically going to a doctor’s office. The practice of providing medical advice over the phone, internet, or other electronic means can allow physicians to respond to these wishes and provide efficient and cost-effective benefits to patients.
William A. Ramsey writes article for the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana that was published in the Indiana Civil Litigation Review titled "When Can Injured Employees Seek Care from Unauthorized Providers under the Worker's Compensation Act."
Barrett McNagny LLP is pleased to announce that Michael P. O’Hara has been elected to serve as Chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee for 2017. Also serving on the firm’s Executive Committee during 2017 will be Trisha J. Paul, Anthony M. Stites, Samuel J. Talarico, Jr. and Jeffrey M. Woenker.
The Indiana State Board of Law Examiners has elected Cathleen M. Shrader of Barrett McNagny LLP President of the Board. The ten-member State Board of Law Examiners is the body responsible for the admission of attorneys, the certification of legal interns, and the formation and annual renewal of the registration of professional corporations, limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships for the legal profession. In 2015, the Indiana Supreme Court appointed Ms. Shrader to a second five-year term on the Board.
On 12/7, In one of the first post-election signals from Congress of future "pro-business" expected ACA changes, Congress overwhelmingly passed legislation allowing small businesses (generally under 50 employees) the ability to provide employees alternative tax favored "Stand-Alone" health reimbursement accounts ("HRAs") to employees of up to $4950 per year ($10,000 for employees with eligible dependents) beginning January 1, 2017.
On November 22, 2016, a Texas federal judge issued an Order that blocks nationwide the new Fair Labor Standards Act salary requirements for overtime and minimum wage exemptions based on executive, administrative, or professional capacity.
Barrett McNagny attorney Thomas Yoder will be speaking at the “2016 Year in Review” seminar presented by the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum on the topic of bankruptcy law on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 in Carmel, Indiana.
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