Perspectives is a Bennett Thrasher women’s leadership initiative launched in early 2012; the program focuses on developing leadership and growth opportunities for women, promoting camaraderie and unity among the women of the Firm, sharing of thoughts and ideas and learning from one another.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released its Semiannual Report to Congress for the six month period ended March 31, 2013. The OIG’s core mission is the protection of HHS programs and their beneficiaries, which include the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Bennett Thrasher is proud to announce that our Shareholder Emerita, Lyn Reagan, took first place in her division in the PT Solutions Allatoona Triathlon on Sunday, June 23, 2013. The race was held at Dallas Landing in Acworth, Georgia. Participants swam 500 meters through Lake Acworth, biked for 18 miles around a hilly, scenic loop, and raced through a 5k run to the finish line in Historic Downtown Acworth.
The purpose of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is to ensure that all Americans have access to quality, affordable health insurance coverage. The legislation does not mandate employers to offer health insurance coverage to its employees. However, it does impose penalties on “applicable large employers” if one of their full-time employees obtains a premium tax credit through the health insurance exchange.
Bennett Thrasher Shareholder Jerry Weil authored the article, “10 Tax Issues for Tech Startups to Consider Now,” which was published by TechJournal. While the technology sector has been the source of some of the most successful startup companies over the past two decades and one of the greatest contributors to new businesses worldwide, there are some considerations entrepreneurs need to take into account before starting a technology company.
The 2008 recession affected everyone in the construction industry; most are still feeling the impact today. Companies with historically strong backlogs have only recently been able to understand the severity of the situation. Fortunately, we’re starting to see volumes return to pre-recession levels, although competition continues to drive margins down.
Bennett Thrasher is excited to announce that we will be hosting our first ever collegiate conference, Break Through, this July.
Cory Bennett, senior manager at Bennett Thrasher, recently authored the article, “Proposed Lease Accounting Changes: What Does This Mean for Multi-Unit Franchisees?” that appeared in the Multi-Unit Franchisee newsletter. The article discusses the proposed changes in a joint exposure draft released by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).
Jeff Call, Shareholder and Managing Director of Bennett Thrasher’s Tax department, has been selected for the third consecutive year as a Five Star Wealth Manager for metro Atlanta. Individuals included on the 2013 list, representing less than 7 percent of wealth managers in Atlanta, were chosen due to their exceptional ability and commitment to overall client satisfaction.
Big congratulations to former Financial Reporting & Assurance manager Haley Chura who recently left the Firm to pursue her professional triathlon career full-time. As a rookie Pro competitor, Haley entered the Pro ranks in typical fashion- by winning the Ironman 70.3 in New Orleans.
Bennett Thrasher, in conjunction with Northwestern Benefit Corporation, presented, “Health Care Reform – Are you prepared for the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act?” on March 27, 2013, at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The seminar discussed the impact of the PPACA and provided participants with a timeline of essential deadlines and action steps necessary to maintain compliance.
Bennett Thrasher welcomes new director Justin Snell to the firm’s Dispute Resolution and Forensics practice.