Health Insurance

The large employer pay or play mandate goes into effect January 1, 2015.  Are you ready to implement and manage your health care obligations for your company?  Determining things like who is a full-time employee under the law can get complicated, especially in the Ag industry. But the experts at Western Growers and Pinnacle Claims Management, Inc. are here to help. 

That’s why we are hosting a webinar so you can get the latest information about how to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as get you up to speed on new guidance regarding mandatory IRS reporting requirements.   

Join our webinar and learn how Pinnacle’s ACA Dashboard can help you track your employees to determine who is full-time in order to keep you compliant.

So SAVE THE DATE for a webinar on October 9, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. P.T. to hear about what’s coming next and to learn about a new tool to help you make sense of it all.

Stay tuned to Spotlight for registration information!

Jonathan Alexander

The Treasury Department announced today more changes to the large employer mandate.  The mandate requires employers with 50 or more full time equivalent employees (“employees”) to offer health benefits to full-time employees or face potential tax penalties (smaller employers are not subject to the mandate). The mandate was set to begin January 1, 2014.  The Obama Administration previously delayed the mandate in the summer of 2013 until 2015.

Jonathan Alexander

Karen Timmins, vice president human resources is pleased to announce a new member to the Western Growers, 2014 Professional Compensation and Benefits Advisory Committee.  Jon Alexander, general counsel for Western Growers Assurance Trust, joins Jorge Suarez, director strategic planning & human resources at Ocean Mist Farms and Terre Catanzaro, chief administrative officer at JV Smith & Companies, in their on-going, dedicated commitment to providing empirical pay and benefits information to the California and Arizona employers in the produce industry

Karen Timmins


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