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Professional Activities
Duane Sauer, a
division director at
Robert Half Inter-
national in Hartford,
appeared as a guest
speaker for an
October business
and professional communications
class at the University of Hartford on
"The Employment Interview from The
Employer's Perspective."
Thomas F. Scanlon, a financial ad-
visor in the Manchester office of
Raymond James Financial Services,
recently completed the Advanced Es-
tate Planning Institute at the Raymond
James Institute of Finance.
Kenneth J. Pia Jr., a partner at Mey-
ers, Harrison & Pia in New Haven,
has been elected as a member of the
American Society of Appraiser's Busi-
ness Valuation Discipline Committee.

Joel M. Kosovsky
, member/owner of
KPS & Company, Certified Public Ac-
countants & Consultants in West Hart-
ford, was recently surveyed by the
AICPA as part of the AICPA's National
CPA Financial Planning Insights Panel.
The panel consists of 300 CPAs with
the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)
credential.
The following members are serving
on the American Society of Women
Accountants Connecticut Chapter
Board of Directors: President
Holly
Ryan of Holly Ryan, CPA in Avon; Vice
President
Sandra Pierog of Whittle-
sey & Hadley in Hartford; Treasurer
Virginia Hilton of Whittlesey & Hadley;
and Director
Ivy Zito of Encore Op-
tics in South Windsor. In addition,
Michelle Spence of Meyers, Harri-
son & Pia in New Haven is the orga-
nization's auditor and
Jenna Bennetti
of Whittlesey & Hadley is the
Scholarship Chairperson.
Meyers Brothers Kalicka recently
invited local business owners to its
Holyoke headquarters to hear a pre-
sentation from Dr. Michael Klein, au-
thor of Trapped In The Family Business.
Members in the Media
Joseph Natarelli, national construc-
tion industry leader and partner-in-
charge of the Marcum New Haven
office, was featured in the WSJ.com
article
"Commercial
Construction
Seeing Slow Recovery."
John M. DelGrego, a managing direc-
tor at Meyers, Harrison & Pia in New
Haven, authored "Properly Pricing
Businesses in Divorce Proceedings"
for the Connecticut Law Tribune.
Public Service
Carolyn Kurth, director of forensic
accounting, auditing, and consulting
at Sheptoff, Reuber & Co. in Glaston-
bury, was named treasurer of the Pro-
fessional Women in Construction's
Connecticut chapter.
For the seventh consecutive year,
Borgida & Company in Manches-
ter held a fall food drive throughout
the month of October. All items were
donated to the MACC Food Pantry.
Gary R. Gomola, a partner at Ma-
honey Sabol & Company, is serving
as chair of the Middlesex United Way
2012-13 Campaign. He and his wife
Pat were also the subjects of the 2012
Middlesex United Way Leadership
Circle "Roast."
Jim Agonis was featured in the UConn
Today article "Business School Alum
Finds Success, Gives Back to UConn."
Read the article at http://tinyurl.com/
d23ed53.
Member News
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In a landmark decision that will affect
seniors throughout the state of Con-
necticut who are applying for Medic-
aid, the Federal Court of Appeals re-
cently ruled that in the case Lopes v.
Starkowski, represented by attorneys
Brendan F. Daly and Paul T. Czepiga
(a CTCPA member) of CzepigaDaly in Newington, the
Connecticut Department of Social Services was in viola-
tion of federal law when they tried to force a wife to sell
her annuity in order for her husband to become eligible
for Medicaid.

This case is significant because when one spouse enters
a nursing home, the other spouse often has more assets
than what the state of Connecticut allows to qualify for
Medicaid. Now the healthy spouse is free to purchase
an annuity to provide monthly income and still obtain the
benefits of Medicaid coverage for the ill spouse. Visit
www.czepigalaw.com to learn more about the case.
In the Headlines: CzepigaDaly Wins Lopes Case
Federal Court of Appeals Upholds District Court Determination that
Connecticut's Treatment of Medicaid Compliant Annuities is Unconstitutional
Paul Czepiga
www.ctcpas.org
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