Dear Jon

Has Obamacare Been Canceled?

2013 August 01.

Dear Jon:

I heard recently that Obamacare has been canceled and that employers no longer need to worry about the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Is this true?

— Confounded in Coalinga


Dear CC,

DEAR JON ACA’s Play or Pay Mandate

2013 March 01.

Dear Jon,

January 1, 2014 is right around the corner and I’m concerned that my company might be large enough that it is affected by the pay or play mandates in the Affordable Care Act.  How do I know if I’m a large or small employer?

-Concerned in Castroville


Dear Concerned,

DEAR JON: How Are Dependents Treated Under ACA?

2013 February 01.

Dear Jon,

I’m a large employer and I thought I only had to provide benefits to my employees.  Now I understand I have to also offer benefits to my employees’ dependents.  Can you clarify?

–Frustrated in Fresno


Dear Frustrated,

DEAR JON W-2 Reporting Baffles Employers

2013 January 01.

(Editor’s Note: Dear Jon is a new WG&S series devoted to answering all your health-care related questions.  As we continue to move into uncertain waters, Western Growers Compliance Counsel Jonathan D. Alexander is here to help.  Specializing in Health Care Reform, all things PPACA and more, Jon will answer your questions however small or big they seem.  To submit your question, write


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