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Eric Athey of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
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Eric Athey tackled reader questions during an online live chat this morning on how Obamacare will affect their businesses.

An attorney, Athey is co-chairman of the labor and employment division of Harrisburg-based McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC and frequent source for Business Journal articles on the law formally known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Heather Stauffer June 27, 2014 10:08 am

Karma, I answered this question more fully a while ago -- I'll have to see if I can find that post. But the short answer is, we initially used ACA/PPACA/health care reform, and got a lot of blank looks from business owners, even those in the health care industry. That's why I started using Obamacare regularly; because it's the most commonly understood term. Nothing partisan behind it.

Ruth June 27, 2014 9:24 am

What is your opnion on the statement on the new Cobra notice that asks employees to call the DOL to disuss the separation agreement they might have received? Could this be a concern?

CrimsonWhiteIndigo June 27, 2014 9:24 am

Yep, that's the problem with the law - the name. Other than that, nothing else to see here...

ruth June 27, 2014 9:21 am

If an employer has a mid-year renewal date and coverage was and will remain unaffordable how can an employee apply on the exchange as they don't have a SEP and if they take the employer plan pre-tax, they cant drop if at the HIX open enrollment. Is such an employee in a catch 22?

Karma June 27, 2014 8:26 am

I've noticed that the only people who call it "Obamacare" are ones who inherently disagree with the contents/intent/politics behind the act. If you want to sound impartial, call it the ACA.

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