Jonathan Alexander
Western Growers Assurance Trust, Vice President & PCMI Compliance

Jon Alexander is the Vice President of Western Growers Assurance Trust and Pinnacle Claims Management, Inc. Compliance. Jon has been practicing law for 12 years, 9 of which have been concentrated on ERISA and other aspects of employee benefits law. He has extensive experience providing health plans, employers, and insurance professionals consulting and legal guidance on ERISA issues, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”), and self-funded employer benefit plan implementation and administration.  

Before joining Western Growers, Jon worked for Shulman Hodges & Bastian as a business litigation and bankruptcy associate. He earned his Juris Doctor in 2003 from the University of Idaho and thereafter clerked for Circuit Court Judge (now Hawaii Supreme Court Associate Justice) Sabrina McKenna in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was admitted to the Hawaii Bar in 2003 and the California Bar in 2005. He is admitted to practice law before state and federal courts in California as well as the Supreme Court of California. 

Of late, Jon has lectured extensively about the impact of the ACA with special emphasis on the differing ramifications for small, large and self-funded Ag employers.  

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Articles by Jonathan Alexander

Jul 02, 2013

The Obama administration today announced a one year delay of the employer mandate requiring large employers to offer qualified health benefits coverage in 2014.  The effective date of the mandate will be pushed back to 2015 and additional regulatory guidance will be forthcoming later this week.

Jun 04, 2013

In each issue of WG&S, WGA Compliance Counsel Jon Alexander explores various aspects of the Affordable Care Act and the impact it will have on employers when it takes full effect on January 1, 2014, in a monthly column called “Dear Jon.”  In the June issue, an employer in Modesto wanted to kn

Jan 22, 2013

Dear Jon,

I’m still a bit confused about the W-2 reporting.  Who is required to report and what if I’m a small employer?  Also, what exactly has to be reported?  This reporting requirement is coming up fast, will you please help me understand this better so I can be prepared?