Cara Elias

Cara Elias

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

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Trustee Alert – Health Plan Exclusion of Medical Marijuana

Due to changes in state marijuana laws, including medical and recreational use, health plan administrators are wondering whether they may be required to cover medical marijuana or whether a plan can or should exclude it from...more

6/29/2015 - Exclusions Health Insurance Health Plan Sponsors Marijuana Medical Marijuana Policy Exclusions

Trustee Alert – Final Mental Health Parity Rules

The Mental Health Parity rules require group health plans that offer mental health and substance use disorder benefits to cover those benefits on terms that are no more restrictive than those applied to comparable medical and...more

4/4/2014 - Employer Group Health Plans Healthcare Mental Health Parity Rule MHPAEA Prescription Drugs

Trustee Alert – Transitional Reinsurance Fee Update

Health care reform imposed on all health plans a Transitional Reinsurance Fee (TRF) for three years— 2014 through 2016. For 2015 and 2016, there is an exemption from the TRF program for self-insured plans that self-administer...more

4/4/2014 - Self-Insured Health Plans

Trustee Alert – HIPAA EDI Certification Proposed Rule

The Trust's business associates who perform electronic transactions on its behalf are required to follow certain HIPAA standards and operating rules. A recently published proposed rule introduces a new requirement to submit...more

3/25/2014 - Data Protection Healthcare HHS HIPAA

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