Stephen A. Riga

Stephen A. Riga

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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The Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: Key Employee Benefits Take-Aways

Last Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its highly-anticipated decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, ruling that all 50 states must license marriages between two people of the same sex and must...more

6/30/2015 - Corporate Counsel Due Process Employee Benefits Employer Group Health Plans Equal Protection Estate Planning Marriage Obergefell v. Hodges Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS

Honored in the Breach: Employer Action Items for an Insurer Data Breach

This morning, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, one of the largest health insurers in the country, notified its policyholders, members, and business partners that it was recently the target of an external cyber attack that...more

2/7/2015 - Anthem Insurance Blue Cross Blue Shield Cyber Attacks Data Breach Employer Group Health Plans Fiduciary Duty PHI Popular Self-Funded Health Plans

Hurry Up and Wait—New Waiting Period Guidance for Health Plans

The government recently issued Notice 2012-59 (August 31, 2012), describing the 90-day limit for waiting periods to enter group health plans, as added by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This notice provides temporary guidance...more

9/10/2012 - Affordable Care Act Employer Group Health Plans Full-Time Employees Health Insurance Safe Harbors

What To Do with an MLR Rebate Check?

Insurers have begun issuing medical loss ratio (MLR) rebate checks for 2011. Particularly when an MLR rebate is small, you may be tempted to put the check in a drawer and forget about it. Employers should resist that impulse...more

7/24/2012 - Affordable Care Act DOL Employer Group Health Plans ERISA MLR Rebate

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