September 19, 2013
Partner Bret Busacker will present on the Health Exchange at the 2013 Idaho City Clerks, Treasurers, and Finance Officers Association Institute at the Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho, on September 19, 2013, from 7:30-9:30 a.m.
September 6, 2013
Attorney John McGown will present at the Idaho State Bar taxation, probate, and trust law section’s 2013 Annual Advanced Estate Planning Seminar September 6 and 7, 2013, at the Sun Valley Resort in Sun Valley, Idaho. He will be presenting on the planning portability and other estate tax issues under the 2012 Tax Act.
September 5, 2013
August 22, 2013
Employee benefits attorneys Bret Busacker and Bret Clark will be hosting a HIPAA Reboot seminar at Hawley Troxell on August 22, 2013, from 7:30-9:00 a.m. Recent changes to HIPAA privacy and security rules that have created new requirements and penalties for health plan sponsors that deal with protected health information. These rules, which generally become effective September 23, 2013, require group health plan sponsors with protected health information to revise their HIPAA policies, procedures, and business associate agreements. Additionally, because of increased enforcement of HIPAA, health plan sponsors should review their HIPAA policies and procedures to confirm overall, continued compliance with HIPAA privacy and security requirements.
They will explain the changes in the finalized rules that apply to group health plan sponsors, outline an action plan for employers to comply with the new requirements, and provide an overview of best practices employers should consider to ensure ongoing compliance with HIPAA. To reserve a seat, please call 208.388.4919.
July 31, 2013
Hawley Troxell’s employment group will host a seminar about the ADA, FMLA, and workers’ compensation traps for the unwary, on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, from 7:30-9:00 a.m. They will cover obligations, trends, and updates under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). They will also explore the interrelationship of these laws and workers’ compensation laws. For more information or to register, please call 208.388.4919.
July 18, 2013
Attorney Bret Clark will be presenting to the Boise Chapter of the Western Pension & Benefits Council about new HIPPA guidance requirements at the URS Building in the Executive Dining Room on July 18, 2013, at 11:30 a.m.
July 18, 2013
Our attorneys will present at the Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, July 18-19. Attorney John McGown will present about planning for portability & other estate tax issues under the 2012 Tax Act on Thursday, July 18, 2013, from 10:15-11:45 a.m. Attorney Kara Heikkila will present about employment and labor law updates on Friday, July 19, 2013, from 8:30-10:00 a.m. Partner Craig Meadows will cover lessons from the masters on Friday, July 18, 2013, from 10:15-11:45 a.m.
July 16, 2013
Attorneys Tom Mortell, Bret Busacker, Kara Heikkila, and Bret Clark are presenting on hidden health care reform perils for employers at the Idaho Health Care Association – Idaho Center for Assisted Living 47th Annual Convention and Tradeshow on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013, at 10:15 a.m. at the Boise State University Student Union Building.
June 21, 2013
June 12, 2013
We will be hosting a health care reform seminar at Eastern Idaho Technical College in Idaho Falls on June 12, 2013, from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Attorneys Tom Mortell, Kara Heikkila, and Bret Clark will address all of the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. With 2014 just around the corner, large employers will have to pay penalties if they do not provide minimum health coverage. Even before this implementation, employers must comply with an assortment of new rules, reporting requirements, and fees relating to health care reform. There are many potential traps for the unwary and the penalties for noncompliance can be significant.
This informative seminar will walk employers of all sizes through a timeline for compliance with health care reform, from now through 2014, and will provide the background information needed to make sense of it all. We will discuss the new health care reform related requirements for employers, including compliance deadlines and how to properly classify employees and independent contractors to avoid additional penalties. To reserve a seat, please call 208.388.4919.