Pay or Play? The Unintended Consequences…

The adoption of the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare” as it is known by most, has created a whole new category of strategy for business owners.  In his guest piece recently appearing in the IdahoStatesman, J. Kevin West, a shareholder at Parsons Behle & Latimer, defined the issue as follows: The pay-or-play aspect of the law […]

ICL Voices Opposition to SB1042 & Obamacare

(Republished in part from the full article at Idaho Chooses Life.org – view the full article here ) The Idaho Senate will consider SB1042 this week. This legislation will implement ObamaCare in the state through the creation of an insurance exchange. Idaho Chooses Life opposes this legislation because it will facilitate ObamaCare – which threatens […]

Hungry, Hungry HIPPA

For many businesses, 2013 will mean a new 10,000 lb elephant in the room, or rather a $10,000-50,000 elephant in the way of a little federal program known as HIPPA.  Why?  Read on…  (republished from an article on IdahoStatesman.com by Kim C. Stanger) On Jan. 25, 2013, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department issued long-awaited […]

Pushing Back – Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby and the federal government filed a motion Monday asking a federal judge to stay proceedings until the 10th U.S. Court of Appeals weighs in. Hobby Lobby is asking the 10th Circuit to block part of the law that requires the arts and crafts company to provide insurance coverage for emergency contraception pills.

Private Company, But No Privacy?

Privately held Arts & Crafts retailer Hobby Lobby filed suit in federal court, seeking to stop a federal healthcare provision that would force them to cover the costs of emergency contraceptives for their employees, an act that the company’s founders find morally and ethically unacceptable. What’s really disturbing about the judge’s ruling is that it […]