Medical malpractice claims costs the health care industry billions every year. The spiraling costs of defending against these claims and of acquiring malpractice insurance have left many health care providers feeling like they’re treading water in an ever-expanding ocean of attorneys’ fees and premium payments.
Besides throwing more and more money at insurance, are there steps health care...Read More
Tax Prior to the Health Care Act. Prior to the 2010 Health Care Act, wages were subject to FICA at the rate of 6.2% on the employer and 6.2% on the employee (although the employee rate was reduced to 4.2% in 2011 and 2012) up to a threshold amount of wages ($110,100 in 2012). The Medicare tax was imposed at the rate of 1.45% on both the employer and the employee with all wages being...Read More
A new “Fiduciary Rule” (“Rule”) took effect on June 9, 2017, related to investment advice provided with respect to employee benefit plans (“Plans”) subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) and also to individual retirement accounts (“IRAs”).
If you are a sponsor of at least one Plan — and are, therefore, a “Plan Sponsor” – it is important to consider the...Read More
The Nebraska Court of Appeals recently upheld a trial court’s use of dual valuation dates for marital dissolution purposes. In Spady, an unpublished opinion, the court decided whether the trial court erred by not changing valuation dates in response to changing economic circumstances. Affirming the trial court’s opinion, the appellate court held that because the complaining party agreed to the...Read More
By Mary E. Vandenack
The legal principles related to marital property division demonstrate assumptions about the extent to which spouses are economic actors in the marital partnership. The trend of legal decisions relating to division of property in divorces is moving rapidly in the direction of recognizing that marriages are rarely long-term partnerships in the 21st century. Many...Read More
Do you have a qualified retirement plan such as a 401(k), profit sharing plan or other defined contribution plan covering your employees? If so, did you know your plan and the transactions entered into by it are subject to review by both the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL)?
In our experience, many plans are being operated and administered in a way that is not...Read More
Trademarks (including service marks) are words, phrases, symbols, or designs that identify and distinguish goods and services. An effective trademark can be a powerful tool for a business owner. It enables the business owner to protect her business’s valuable intellectual property from competitors. It can also be a source of added value for the business in the event of expansion or sale....Read More