Paula A. Calimafde
Principal, Law Firm of Paley Rothman

Current chair, past president and a member of the Board of Directors of the Small Business Council of America (SBCA)

Paula A. Calimafde has more than 30 years of experience advising companies and tax-exempt organizations on qualified and non-qualified retirement plans and employee benefits. She is a nationally recognized leader in the field of creative retirement plan designs for businesses.

A longtime legislative advocate for businesses in the Federal tax and employee benefits arena, Ms. Calimafde is the current chair, past President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Small Business Council of America (SBCA). The SBCA is the only national non-profit organization that has represented the interests of privately owned businesses exclusively in the Federal tax, retirement, health care and employee benefits areas for the past 28 years.

Her ability to analyze and explain complicated tax issues has earned Ms. Calimafde invitations to present to groups around the country. In 2000, she was selected as a Charter Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, a non-profit organization dedicated to elevating the standards and advancing the public’s understanding of the practice of employee benefits law and recognizing the achievements of distinguished employee benefits attorneys. In 2007, Ms. Calimafde was elected as a Fellow to the American College of Tax Counsel, a non-profit association made up of tax lawyers who are recognized for their excellence in tax practice and for their substantial contributions and commitment to the profession. In 2008, Ms. Calimafde was selected as a Fellow to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a non-profit association whose members are elected to the College by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors. Being a member of all three Colleges places her in a very select group of attorneys throughout the nation.

Ms. Calimafde received her B.A. from Swarthmore College and her J.D. from Catholic University. She is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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Need to know: What’s in the penalty delay?

April 2014

Delays have played a dramatic role in the now four year rollout of health care reform.  Though many parts of the law are in place, the government’s announcement on Feb. 10, 2014 issued several delays for employers that could impact their benefits decisions. Below are the key details to pay attention to for your business.

Businesses with under 50 full-time equivalent employees – No impact to your company

The delay did not change any requirements for your business. Your company is still not required to offer insurance to employees, and you will not be fined for not providing employees health care coverage.

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