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By Linda Peruzzi, Attorney

Compliance Alert: Employer Sponsored, Self-funded Health Plan

Nov 15, 2016
Effective as of the first day of the plan year commencing on or after January 1, 2017, employer sponsored, self-insured health plans may be subject to the civil rights provision of Section 1557 of the…
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High Tea Event held by our Portsmouth team.

Nov 11, 2016
Last week, Jamie Gillis, Polly Hall and Stacey Pawlik from our Portsmouth team held a High Tea Event in conjunction with host Charter Oak Capital Management at the Wentworth by the Sea in Portsmouth, NH.The…
Alexa Clauss & Linda Peruzzi to Present an Employment Law Update

Alexa Clauss & Linda Peruzzi to Present an Employment Law Update

Nov 07, 2016
Alexa Clauss and Linda Peruzzi will be presenting an “Employment Law Update” during VHCA’s annual meeting on November 15, 2016 at Stoweflake Resort. The Employment Law Update will include: Vermont’s…
By Nicole Bodoh

Avrahami and its Impact on 831(b) captives

Oct 24, 2016
Benyamin and Orna Avrahami, the owners of an 831(b) captive that insured the couple’s Arizona-based jewelry business and real estate holding companies, commenced an action in U.S. Tax Court in early 2015…
Proposed Legislation Could Impact Captive Insurers

Proposed Legislation Could Impact Captive Insurers

Oct 18, 2016
Last month, new legislation was introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives “to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent the avoidance of tax by insurance companies through reinsurance…
Alert for Mental Health Care Professionals in Vermont

Alert for Mental Health Care Professionals in Vermont

Sep 27, 2016
On September 16, 2016, the Vermont Supreme Court issued an amended Opinion in the matter of Kuligoski et al. vs. Brattleboro Retreat and Northeast Kingdom Human Services (Docket No. 2014-396), regarding…
By: Linda Peruzzi

Healthcare Provider Alert: Transgender-Affirming Healthcare Policies and Practices

Sep 06, 2016
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued a Final Rule, implementing the civil rights provision of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Act), which prohibits discrimination on the basis…
Gary Franklin

What is the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016?

Sep 06, 2016
Below is an excerpt from Gary Franklin’s recently published article in Vermont Business Magazine about the adoption of the Defend Trade Secrets Act: A new federal law protecting confidential business…
Adam Mordecai

Primmer Shareholders Secure Important Victory in Osman Case

Aug 29, 2016
Shareholders Gary Burt and Adam Mordecai of Primmer’s Manchester office recently secured an important victory for their clients in a case involving allegations of brain damage due to elevated blood lead…
Primmer’s Michael Hill Quoted in Sept. ’16 CaptiveReview.Com Article re. Growing Use of Captive Insurers to Provide Environmental Coverages

Primmer’s Michael Hill Quoted in Sept. ’16 CaptiveReview.Com Article re. Growing Use of Captive Insurers to Provide Environmental Coverages

Aug 26, 2016
Along with representatives from Chubb and Marsh, Primmer’s Michael Hill is quoted at length in CaptiveReview.com’s Sept. 2016 article regarding the increased use of captive insurers to cover environmental…