The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Coverage (the Employer Mandate) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The NPRM largely incorporates previously released guidance on the subject and employers may rely on the proposed regulations until final regulations are issued. The Employer Mandate requirements take effect on January 1, 2014.

Jonathan Alexander

With the recent freeze in both California and Arizona, some Western Growers members will rely on crop insurance to move their business forward after losing some crops – and valuable revenue. After freezing temps in the Central Valley left Board Member Carol Chandler wondering the extent of the damage, she said, “Thank goodness for crop insurance.”

Greg Nelson


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