Bernstein Shur Attorney Steve Gerlach Co-Authors ACA Guide


Bernstein Shur Attorney Steve Gerlach Co-Authors ACA Guide

Steve Gerlach

Steve Gerlach

Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, announced the launch of ACA Essentials: The employer’s field guide. Published by National Worksite Benefit Group, the book is co-authored by Bernstein Shur attorney Steve Gerlach and NWBG’s Joel Allumbaugh.

This guide is a detailed resource for employers to survive the ACA’s employer mandate and other important provisions. ACA Essentials: The employer’s field guide includes:

  • How to comply with ACA reporting requirements
  • How to determine your organization’s deadline for complying with the Pay-or-Play provisions
  • How to navigate the Pay-or-Play rules
  • How to calculate your organization’s small employer tax credit
  • How to determine whether your organization must comply with the Employer Mandate
  • How to determine how many full-time equivalent employees are in your organization
  • How to talk to employees about the ACA

There are two free informational events to launch the guide September 9th in Augusta and September 16th in Portland. Click here for more information and how to register.

Steve Gerlach is a Chambers rated ERISA attorney and a member of Bernstein Shur’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. He represents businesses and nonprofit employers in matters of executive compensation, employee benefits, the Affordable Care Act and ERISA.

Joel Allumbaugh is chief executive officer of National Worksite Benefit Group, Inc. Joel serves as the director of the Center for Health Reform Initiatives at The ME Heritage Policy Center. He is past director of the ME Association of Health Underwriters. Joel is a licensed life and health insurance consultant and continuing education instructor.

About Bernstein Shur
Widely regarded as one of New England’s most entrepreneurial law firms, Bernstein Shur has more than 100 attorneys in offices in ME and New Hampshire. Founded in 1915, the firm provides practical and innovative counsel in the areas of business law, litigation, and municipal law to clients throughout the region and around the world. Bernstein Shur is ME’s exclusive member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. More information is available at

About NWBG
National Worksite Benefit Group, Inc. is a full-service employee benefits insurance agency specializing in patient-centered health plan strategies. They meet benefits needs from group health plans and employee communication strategies to individual retirement planning for a range of businesses. The NWBG team is committed to improving the industry as a whole as they work to lower benefit costs and improve employee communications, educate legislators and other industry stakeholders, while serving the people of ME.