On December 6, 2013, federal officials announced CMS’s proposal of a new timeline for eligible providers to meet the Stage 2 Meaningful Use Rule under the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program, as well…more
Noting that “student loan servicing is an important activity that affects millions of consumers,” the CFPB issued a final rule allowing it to supervise certain nonbank student loan servicers for the first time. The rule subjects any…more
Hospices will be expected to be more vigilant in their decisions to cover and pay for prescription medications covered under their Medicare hospice per diem payment.
On December 6, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services…more
Year-End Amendments -
The month of December is a bit different in 2013. Typically, we mark this time scrambling to amend 401(k), profit sharing, and money purchase plans in order to maintain their tax-qualified status. This year…more
Seneca Ins. Co. v. Everest Reinsurance Co., No. 11 Civ. 7846 (BF), 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 151594 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 17, 2013).
A New York federal court granted summary judgment to a reinsurer and dismissed the cedent’s case for breach…more
In an earlier post, “Not Missing the Sino-Forest for the Trees: ONCA upholds auditor’s $117 million settlement despite objections from institutional investors over opt-out rights”, we reported that the Ontario Court of Appeal (“the…more
In 2007 Connecticut adopted a law requiring employers to adopt cafeteria plans if their employees are required to pay a portion of the health insurance premium for employer-sponsored health insurance through payroll deduction…more
On November 4, 2013, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington granted final approval of the revised ABT Settlement Agreement, bringing to a close class action litigation that began in December 2011. The…more
On November 8, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the U.S. Department of Labor proposed a new rule which, if adopted, will require employers to electronically report injury and illness data on a quarterly…more
For small business owners, filing for bankruptcy can provide a fresh start. It is important for you to understand the different bankruptcy options, so you can choose one that makes sense in light of your future goals for your business…more
A recent opinion out of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals demonstrates the important role social media plays in labor and employment lawsuits. In Debord v. Mercy Health System of Kansas, Inc., a Kansas hospital was found not to have…more
On November 26, FHFA announced that 2014 maximum conforming loan limits will remain at $417,000, unchanged from 2013. On December 2, FHFA announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac soon will provide guidance to lenders and servicers…more