President Obama Signs Stage 1 of Federal Health Care Reform Into Law

On March 23, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the first of two interrelated bills that together will embody Congress’s comprehensive health care reform legislation. The second piece of the legislative package is H.R. 4872, entitled the “Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010.” The Senate will take up that bill as early March 24.

Why are there two bills?  

Some media accounts of the new legislation may have been a little confusing because it is highly unusual for Congress to use two separate bills to enact what is supposed to be a single, unified piece of legislation. To clarify what has been adopted so far and what remains to be adopted, below is a short chronology of the legislative and political events that led to the “two bill” approach.

On September 17, 2009, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid circulated a draft of H.R. 3590, entitled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This is the bill which, with some modifications, became the statute the President signed today. During the week of December 21, 2009, Senator Reid caucused with other Senators to create an amendment to his original proposal, Senate Amendment No. 2786. The amendment spelled out changes to Senator Reid’s draft offered by other Senators with Senator Reid’s approval. It contained several provisions that became controversial when they came to light, such as the “Cornhusker Kickback” and the Merkley Construction Industry Amendment.

On December 24, 2009, the Senate adopted H.R. 3590, as amended by Senate Amendment No. 2786. That bill was sent to the House of Representatives, where it was expected to undergo at most only a handful of relatively insignificant changes before its adoption by the House. To the extent any changes were made in the House, the two versions of the bill would require reconciliation by a conference committee and then another affirmative vote in each chamber.

The anticipated route to a single bill embodying a House and Senate compromise was derailed by the outcome of the special Senatorial election held in Massachusetts on January 19, 2010. Republican Scott Brown was chosen to serve out the remaining term of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, a Democrat, giving the Republicans a filibuster-proof 41 votes in the Senate. During the early weeks of March 2010, a “two bill” approach was adopted to circumvent a possible filibuster. The essence of this approach involved a vote by the House of Representatives on March 21, 2010, adopting the Senate bill “as is.” House Democrats who were unhappy with the Senate bill were persuaded to vote for it on the understanding that the House would immediately pass a laundry list of amendments to the PPACA contained in a separate bill, H.R. 4872, and that the Senate would adopt those amendments shortly after the PPACA was signed into law.

What provisions of the PPACA will have a direct effect on employers?

Employers will be affected most directly by the health coverage provisions of Titles I and IX of the Act. Those provisions will transform the current model for employer-sponsored health coverage, under which an employer generally can choose whether, to what extent, and on what terms it will provide health coverage for some or all of its employees. In place of the current model, the Act will place an obligation on most individuals beginning in 2014 to obtain coverage for themselves and their dependents. In 2014, the Act also will begin to impose a financial responsibility on employers to subsidize the coverage selected by most employees.

Short Term Effects of PPACA on Individuals and Group Health Plans. Before turning to the substantial changes that will begin in 2014, it is worth noting a few of the “early deliverables” under the Act, beginning with the one that arguably had the greatest popular appeal. Within 90 days of enactment, the federal government will establish a temporary high risk pool that will insure individuals with pre-existing conditions. That pool will continue through 2014, when a ban on pre-existing condition exclusions goes into effect. 

Effective for plan years beginning on or after September 22, 2010, lifetime limits on the dollar value of coverage are prohibited, coverage of unmarried dependent children under a plan maintained by a parent’s employer is extended to age 26, and “first dollar coverage” (i.e., no cost sharing) for certain evidence-based preventative care is required.

The Individual Mandate. Beginning in 2014, the Act will add a new provision to the Internal Revenue Code that imposes a penalty tax on an “applicable individual” who does not maintain “minimum essential coverage” for himself or herself and for any dependent who is an “applicable individual” during any month after 2013. The amount of the penalty is determined by a complex formula that takes into account factors such as household income and the national average premium for coverage under “bronze plans” offered by state or regional insurance Exchanges. The maximum penalty tax will be phased in over three years, reaching $2,250 in 2016, and it will be indexed thereafter. Certain “applicable individuals” are exempt from the penalty tax, including (a) individuals whose household income falls below the federal poverty line; and (b) individuals whose share of premiums or employee contributions would exceed eight percent of their household income. These exemptions apply only after taking into account a means-based tax credit that will be available under the Act.

The Employer Mandate. The Act also adds a provision to the Internal Revenue Code that imposes a monthly assessment on certain employers that do not offer an employer-sponsored health plan that meets federally-determined standards for health coverage to their full-time employees, or that offer such coverage but whose plans have a waiting period of 60 or more days. The penalty for an extended waiting period is $600 per full-time employee to whom the waiting period applies. The penalty for not offering all full-time employees an opportunity to enroll in “minimum essential coverage” under an eligible employer-sponsored plan can be far greater: if even one full-time employee obtains such coverage elsewhere and is eligible for a tax credit or cost-sharing reduction, the monthly assessment on the employer is a multiple of all the employer’s full-time employees during the month. Finally, an assessment also applies if an employer subject to the mandate fails to subsidize a sufficient portion of the employee’s cost for “minimum essential coverage” to prevent the employee from qualifying for a tax credit or cost-sharing reduction. This “under-subsidization” tax also is based on the employer’s total number of full-time employees, even if only one full-time employee qualified for the tax credit or cost-sharing.

The mandate applies only to an “applicable large employer,” which generally means an employer that employed an average of at least 50 full-time employees on business days during the preceding calendar year. However, beginning in 2013, employers with as few as five full-time employees can be subject to the employer mandate if substantially all their revenue is derived from the construction industry and their annual gross receipts exceed $250,000. A series of complex rules governs the calculation of an employer’s average number of full-time employees. Also, the term “full-time employee” is defined as an employee employed on average at least 30 “hours of service” per week, using a new definition of “hour of service” to be promulgated by the Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Labor – a definition that may not precisely match the definition of an “hour of service” for qualified retirement plan purposes.

Health Care Exchanges. The most fundamental changes caused by the Act will result from the creation of 50 or more geographically-based marketplaces, referred to as “Exchanges,” where standardized insurance packages can be purchased on what are expected to be favorable terms. The territory of many Exchanges will coincide with state or municipal boundaries, although multiple states can operate a single Exchange. In addition, the Act provides for multi-state health plans to be offered by these Exchanges. The multi-state plans will be established by the Director of the Office of Personnel Management by contracts with for-profit and not-for-profit insurers. 

The Act creates incentives for employers and individual consumers to prefer Exchange-provided coverage to other coverage alternatives. The Act also bars an insurer from offering coverage on an Exchange unless the insurer’s policies adhere to standards established under the Act or in regulations that will be adopted by HHS under the Act. In addition, insurers will be required to make periodic disclosures relating to rating, claims processing, and other matters. Each Exchange will have additional protections from competition that could allow it to become virtually the only viable marketplace for health care coverage within its territory.   

Excise Tax on “Cadillac” Health Plans.  Beginning in 2013, coverage under group health plans that departs upwards from the basic federal model will become subject to a non-deductible excise tax. The 40 percent excise tax will apply to the amount by which the cost of the coverage provided to an employee exceeds predetermined limits. In the first year the excise tax applies, the annual limits are $8,500 for self-only coverage and $23,000 for any other coverage. (The limits will be subject to cost-of-living adjustments thereafter.) Any cost above those limits will be taxed at 40 percent, even if the employee pays 100 percent of the entire cost of the coverage. The Cadillac health plan tax is expected to discourage employers from offering any group health plan that is not an “off the rack” Exchange-available insured plan. 

What effects will H.R. 4872 have on the employment-related provisions of PPACA?

If H.R. 4872 is adopted in its present form, it will have several important effects on the employer-related provisions of the PPACA. It will extend to all group health plans the increase to age 26 for coverage of non-dependent children. Similarly, it eliminates an exception in the PPACA for “grandfathered plans” that exempts them from the prohibitions on lifetime limits, the prohibition on pre-existing condition exclusions, and other group market reforms. 

H.R. 4872 also will postpone the excise tax on Cadillac group health plans until 2018, and raise the annual limits on which the tax will be based. In addition, it will allow for some relief in the case of an employer whose employee population deviates significantly from a national risk pool in a way that makes the employee group more costly to cover. It also reduces the penalty otherwise applicable to small employers that violate the employer mandate under the Act by permitting the penalty calculation to be based on the actual number of the employer’s full-time employees minus 30. By contrast, H.R. 4872 will increase one significant limitation on the amount of the penalty tax due from an “applicable individual” who does not satisfy the individual mandate to be insured.

Additional Information

Although almost all of the most far-reaching provisions of the Act will not become effective until after 2013, the process of planning for compliance must begin much earlier. Ogletree Deakins plans to publish several in-depth analyses of particular provisions of the Act, as well as a series of updates regarding regulations under the Act as they are proposed and finalized. For more information about health care reform legislation go to the Ogletree Deakins website.


Criminal Records Expungement: Are You Able To Have Your Criminal Background Eliminated?

The expungement of criminal records is really a course of action in which a first time guilty felon could request to have his or her criminal records sealed. The method employed to offer an expungement of criminal records may differ by every state and jurisdiction. The specifications generally entail a waiting interval in between the moment of judgement and the asking for criminal conviction records to become sealed. The criminal needs to have no previous history of lawbreaker undertaking and should display no repetitive felonious acts since the conviction. The individual should also demonstrate good probation conclusion.

The expungement of criminal records will not be granted in some cases. Public criminal conviction records are often not taken out for convicted felonies and first degree situations in addition to sexual assault, rape instances and sexual acts with minors. Granting a removal of criminal records is dependent upon the criminal offense involved and also the laws and regulations. Each and every state differs in what cases can be expunged and whether expungement is granted at all. The likelihood of enjoying a file taken off public access heightens if the petitioner demonstrates successful rehab efforts.

In cases where the offender is a child, expungement of the criminal case is generally granted and often even necessary. This really is to permit adolescent convicted criminals the opportunity to start over when they achieve seventeen years old.

The expungement of criminal records is often wanted by new convicted criminals for different reasons. A lot of people might be seeking jobs, while others want a chance to vote once again. Still there are additional people who might seek out expungment of criminal records for the privilege to bear firearms.

Expungement of criminal records involves the overall elimination of the last record, even dwi expungment. While the case is dealt with as if it has practically never existed from the general public, people involved in the event may still get access to the record.

Tax Responsibilities of Executors

A person who has obtained probate can seek sound advice from a lawyer and have all that paid from by the deceased’s person’s estate.

After the executor has obtained a grant of Probate or other authority from the Probate Office , the executor has a number of responsibilities following obtaining the grant.

A personal representative has the following duties regarding tax.

  1. the executor is answerable as taxpayer for all income received as an executor and for the payment of tax to the the Tax Authority ;
  2. to lodge tax returns to the ATO in respect of that income which shall be the same as far as practicable as the the person who has died if living, would have been responsible to make;
  3. is   allowed and required to keep back from time to time out of any money which comes to him/her in his/her capacity as executor so much as is sufficient to pay tax which is or will become due to the ATO in respect of the income;
  4. may become personally liable for the tax payable in respect of the income, to the extent of any quantity that he/she  has retained, or should have retained but he/she  shall not be otherwise personally liable for the tax.

After the personal representative has obtained the grant, the person is required to:

  • Give all returns and information to the ATO that the deceased person would have had to provide if still alive;
  • file any additional returns that the ATO requires
  • discharge any tax liability or penalty from the deceased person’s estate that the deceased would have been required to pay if still alive.

Please see a lawyer if you need more information about applying for probate in Western Australia.  There are many good lawyers in Perth for you to seek advice from.

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Online Wills Can Be Very Easy Then Again Generally There Are A Number Of Pitfalls Linked With Them.

Nowadays, so many of our personal and business purchases take place online, it is not astonishing therefore that an escalating number of people now prepare their wills online. Writing a will online is more effective as compared to not writing a will at all.

70% of people, which pass on in the United kingdom every day, die without having created a will.  When you really want your money and belongings to go to your wife and children or the person you consider appropriate, then you need to make a will. When you pass away without making a will then you will be regarded to have died intestate, in the event that you own property or anything of value, then the law will come to a decision who is entitled to these things after your death.

A will not only sets out who benefits in the occasion of your death, if you possess a substantial estate, it can easily also help reduce the sum of inheritance taxes due when you die. In order for your will to be valid according to Uk law, generally there are specific legal formalities which need to be adhered to and this demands the advice of a solicitor.

If you choose to make  Wills online subsequently you should ensure that the will is lawfully valid. You should pick out a website where your will is overseen by a specialist as there are a number of things that can help make the document invalid if they are not adhered to.

Benefits and Negatives of Online Will Writing

If you are a busy professional then online wills may possibly seem like the perfect option of doing things since it is going to save you a trip to a solicitor. Online will writing can be finished in the space of a few minutes and it is typically a whole lot less expensive to get a will created this way rather than by your solicitor. It is more important that you should possess a will than not, but you might need to tread very carefully in deciding on a will writing company online.

At this time there is actually not any necessity for online will writers to be lawfully qualified therefore it might be an option to shop for firms of solicitors to discover whether they provide an online will writing service. Most wills assert that the individual making the will is of a sane mind and this is not necessarily an issue which is simple to verify on the world wide web.

Even in cases where you attempt a sizeable volume of analysis, unless the business you go for is a firm of registered solicitors, or employs registered solicitors which you can verify, you could be deceived. It is regrettably the situation that the electronic world contains as many, if not more cheats offering services, when compared to modern society in general. In view of the pros and cons outlined right here, you need to think really carefully prior to when you commit to getting an online will written.

Getting an Online Will written can certainly save so much inconvenience nevertheless presently there are numerous services to choose from and often it can be a little overwhelming. Additionally the hazards involved sometimes mean that a lot of people today really don’t bother at all and this could end up being even more serious. Online wills may end up being very good value however you have to make sure that you use a service provider that has a superior reputation.

Telling children about divorce

Children suffer most in a divorce. Responsible parents can reduce stress for their children by acting like grownups. Pre-planning is best and the more the parents work together to iron out the details of the custodial arrangement before the split, the better and more definite information you will have to tell the kids when necessary. This mature approach creates the most stable environment for your kids.

Both parents should read A Child’s Bill of Rights and sign the agreement before sitting down with the kids.  This will help set important ground rules and help ensure the parent’s act in the children’s best interests.

When & how to tell children about divorce

When you and your spouse are utterly certain that you will be separating to obtain a divorce, you should jointly decide when to tell the kids and what to tell them. It is best to do this shortly before one parent moves out of the house. Both parents should be present when the children are told and all children should be told at the same time. This is a mature, responsible way to deal with the issue and it sends a positive message to the children about their future. Arguing about what to tell the children in front of the children is a recipe for disaster.

What to say to children about divorce

Above all, reassuring the children that both parents have unconditional love for the kids is overriding. It is important to reassure the children that it is not their fault and that you both love them and will continue to be with them. Above all, be honest and remain calm for the kids so that they can see that things will be ok. Neither parent should be blamed for the impending divorce. Kids often expect an explanation for what is happening and it is appropriate to give a general explanation but no specific details should be shared about why you are getting a divorce. However, specific details regarding where the kids will live, where the departing parent will live and how often the children will see and spend time with each parent will comfort them. Therefore, working all of this out in advance is best for the children and will make the “telling” process simpler. One therapist, has created an interactive web-site where you can create a personalized storybook for use in telling your children about the divorce.

What children want to know

  • Where will I sleep?
  • How often will I see dad? …mom?
  • Will I change schools?
  • Will I stay with my brothers and sisters?
  • What happens to my dog, cat, etc.?
  • What happens if I get sick?
  • Did I cause this?

What not to do

Kids should not be expected to deal with adult problems. Here are just a few definite “no’s”:

  • Never blame the child for the divorce or make him or her think it is their fault.
  • Don’t put the children in the middle of an argument let alone an all our war.
  • Don’t pull the kids out of class at school to tell them. Do it at home in a comfortable place.
  • Don’t blame the other parent or say bad things about them.
  • Don’t ask the child what he or she wants to do. You are the parent and the child expects you to be in charge.
  • Don’t pressure the child to choose sides.
  • Don’t make promises to the child for the purpose of gaining favor.
  • Don’t use guilt!
  • Comfort your child; don’t expect the child to comfort you!

Get professional help

Each family situation is different. Before you sit down with your kids, you should consult a divorce lawyer and work out the specifics on child custody and visitation. You should also consult with a licensed mental health professional for advice on how to address your children’s needs before you break the news. At Rice Law, we often work with Denise Scearce, MSW, LCSW and Bridge Builders Counseling and Psychotherapy in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Alimony and Richmond County Divorce Lawyers: Selecting a Competent Law Firm

Evans GA spousal maintenance attorneys spousal maintenance payments are happening and well in the Georgia divorce system.

If you earn substantially more money than a spouse to whom you have been married for many years, there is a huge chance you will be asked to give some maintenance.

However, alimony generally isnt awarded for short marriages or where you and your spouse earn nearly the same amount. If you are granted a spousal support order but your spouse refuses to make the necessary payments, take immediate legal action to enforce the order by a contempt proceeding or an earnings assignment order. alimony orders have the same force as any other court order and, if dealt appropriately, can be enforced with the very real possibility of getting regular payments. When necessary, a judge may jail a reluctant payor to demonstrate that it means business.

Spousal Support is of three types:

Permanent spousal maintenance – the paying party continues making the payments until death or till the spouse granted the payments remarries.  

Temporary maintenance – the alimony payments are made over a short period of time to enable the receiving spouse to stand alone once again.  


alimony – is given to to assist a spouse with lower  employability or earning capacity become adjusted to a new post-marital life.

Marital Settlement Agreements in a Augusta Georgia divorce

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A marital settlement agreement explains the terms of the divorce and the relationship between the two parties following the divorce. These agreements usually cover property division, child custody, child plans, debt division, spousal support and any other relevant issues connected to the divorce.


While it is not necessary, filing a marital settlement agreement does have some advantages:

  • details all of the understandings on paper, avoiding uncertainty.
  • The parties might not have to go to court. The judge may honor the written agreement if its written correctly and covers all material aspects of the divorce.
  • Shows to the court that major issues were resovled, and the case will move more quickly though the system.

Marital settlement agreements may be entered into at any time before the final decree. They are generally filed with the final order.

If a spouse is receiving welfare, the DAs office may be required to review and sign the marital settlement agreement prior to court filing.

Find A Good Attorney

The excellent places to start your attorney search are family, friends and business acquaintances. Why is this, you may ask? Quite simply, the word of a close friend or relative means a lot more than a stranger’s, and let’s face it: it can be downright difficult to rely on reviews of products let alone an individual’s services. That’s why getting suggestions from others on who to hire can be so helpful. Maybe they use this attorney and swear by them, or maybe they have a friend that swears by them.

Find a Good Attorney Online

As everyone knows by now, the internet is an excellent resource for finding out just about anything.So why should your quest for the perfect lawyer be any different? There are many legal directories online with up to date information on how to find a good attorney in your area. You can search by location, specialty and more. What’s really great about this format is that the attorneys have much more of an interaction with you initially before you even hire them. The firm or lawyer descriptions in the directory tend to be much more personable and provide detailed information on their practice.

There is in depth information in every listing. They make it very easy to drop them an e-mail or ask them all questions.Since the internet makes everything easier, it’s no surprise it has made getting a lawyer a snap as well. Here are a few places to start your search to find a good attorney.

Use the State Bar Association to find a good attorney. Each state has a bar association that can help you find a good attorney that is right for you.All you need to do is call them up, tell them why you need a lawyer, and they’ll connect you with one that performs the types of services you need. However, be aware that you will usually be charged a fee for this referral service.

Find a Good Attorney with Legal Assistance Services

You might qualify for a legal aid, when your business is going into losses and you are falling into the “low income” group on your taxes.Legal aid offers very low-cost or no-cost legal services. However, be warned that legal aid typically deals with individual issues such as those that involve transactions between tenants and landlords or family disputes. You can call your state bar association or even your local county court.

Find a Good Attorney With Local Directories

There are many people who still find their lawyers using the printed ads in the phonebooks, although a printed directory is a bit of an outdated tool. Yellow pages is a very well known tool now a days. So, just use your yellow pages to start looking. But, it is essential not to consider that phone books as they do not show the most detailed listings and you just might end up with an attorney who just does not have the qualities to handle your business. For a more thoroughly detailed directory, try the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. But you must avoid buying that book. You should go to the library and go through their copy.

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Get Legal Help From A Health Care Attorney

President Barack Obama’s latest achievement in signing into law the historic health care reform bill is very significant in the country’s health care system.  The passing of the bill is very essential for many Americans who can not afford to have healthcare coverage especially in a country where being sick can lead to bankruptcy for those without coverage.  The monumental signing of the healthcare reform bill would extend health coverage to an estimated 32 million additional Americans. This will increase the percentage of Americans with health insurance up to 95% from 83% today.
After failing to pass this controversial bill on several attempts, Americans who are not covered by any health insurance programs are set to benefit from the passing of this law.  The recently signed legislation will require every American without a health insurance to get one or be punished and pay fines. In addition, the recently signed legislation will also prohibit insurance companies from denying to give coverage to people with pre-existing conditions including dropping clients who are sick or from imposing lifetime caps. This legislation which has evaded the country’s former leaders for many decades; will cover an initial 10-year phase that is expected to cost 940 billion dollars. 
This is a helpful development for most of us who do not have or cannot afford to have health insurance. On the other hand, the signing of this law forces us to get a health insurance for ourselves.  Non-compliance to this law would merit severe penalties and fines, which can further lead us to bankruptcy and financial incapacity. Furthermore, getting a health insurance program for ourselves is not an easy thing particularly to those who are unaware of it. 
In this country where getting a health insurance has become unaffordable; many people remain ignorant of the proper ways on how to get healthcare insurance for themselves. There are numerous health insurance companies with each offering certain benefits and health services coverage.  This has left Americans with no health insurance and those with no knowledge on how to get one more confused and seeking for help.  Good thing people like us who are not covered by any health insurance can find a lot of help in a health care attorney.  By availing the legal help of a health care attorney, we can also be more aware of the recently enacted healthcare reform legislation as well as it provisions and details.
Since the recently signed healthcare reform bill requires us to get insurance, hiring the services of a healthcare lawyer seems inevitable.  A health care lawyer can provide us with assistance in finding a good health insurance company and in dealing with all the legal matters involved in availing a health insurance. With the help of these attorneys, we can have proper guidance in selecting the right insurance companies that can provide us with the best healthcare coverage.
health care attorneys are experts in the health care law.  They are experts in handling cases involving the provision of healthcare services and other related healthcare benefits. They can provide us with the legal help in dealing with health insurance companies if ever we get into trouble in making our claims. 


A Manual To Personal Injury Settlements

A Handbook To Personal Injury Settlements

Personal injury settlements are a monetary amount that has been awarded as the result of a civil lawsuit due to injury. These can help pay for different expenses associated with the injury.

Monetary Awards

Medical Bills. You can be awarded money to cover the costs associated with the accident as they relate to your medical bills. This is meant to cover any cost associated with recovery and rehabilitation, which includes physical therapy and cosmetic surgery. In the event the injury is severe, and health care is require for an extended period of time, they can give the compensation to include home health care.

Lost Wages. This is given to compensate for time lost at your job, and the subsequent income, as caused by the injury. This is to help you recoup losses that you have and can be given even if you are ever unable to resume working again.

Expenses. You can be awarded for expenses that you need to have covered due to the injury. It includes things that are not previously covered such as services and merchandise that are required because of the injury that allow you to live a normal life. It can include housekeeping services and helping make your home comfortable to live in with a disability.


Pain and suffering. You can receive money for the pain you have as caused by the accident. This is often given in many cases in addition to the other types of compensation.

Emotional distress. This is awarded to compensate for the fear, humiliation and other negative feelings that have been associated with the accident and are directly caused by it.

Personal injury settlements are gained with the help of an attorney through a trial or out of court settlement. Finding a lawyer with experience and qualifications in this field can help you get the best representation for your case.

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