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.
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.
In one of the first post-election signals from Congress of future "pro-business" changes, Congress overwhelmingly passed legislation allowing small businesses the ability to provide employees alternative tax-favored "Stand-Alone" health reimbursement accounts.
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.
The Indiana Supreme Court holds that evidence of write-offs and reductions to medical bills is admissible in personal injury cases regardless of whether the plaintiff’s bills were paid by a government program or a private insurance company.
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