Susan J. Freed

Susan J. Freed

Davis Brown Law Firm

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Final Rules Relating to Employer Mandate Released

On Monday, Feb. 10, the Obama Administration issued final rules implementing the employer mandate and providing welcome relief for many employers. The rules will delay compliance for employers with between 50 and 99...more

2/12/2014 - Affordable Care Act Compliance Delays Final Rules Obama Administration

Regulators Provide ACA Guidance on Volunteer Emergency Workers

On Friday, the Department of Treasury announced on its blog that it intends to provide an exemption to the employer penalty provisions for volunteer firefighters and emergency services personnel. According to its blog post,...more

1/15/2014 - Affordable Care Act Emergency Response Firemen Healthcare Volunteers

Additional Health Care Reform FAQs Issued

This morning the Department of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury Department released additional Frequently Asked Questions relating to implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Among the topics discussed...more

1/10/2014 - Affordable Care Act DOL Healthcare Healthcare Reform HHS U.S. Treasury

Health Care Reform Blog: Play or Pay Rules Delayed

Tuesday evening the Treasury Department announced that it would delay enforcement of the employer shared responsibility penalty provisions, often referred to as “Play or Pay”, until 2015....more

7/3/2013 - Affordable Care Act Delays Employer Mandates Healthcare Pay or Play Shared Responsibility Rule Tax Penalties U.S. Treasury

Health Care Reform Blog: Bare Bones" Health Plans- Are They Legal?

You may have woken up today to media reports of large employers exploring the idea of dropping traditional health plans in favor of very limited health care plans as a way to lessen the burden imposed on large employers for...more

5/21/2013 - Affordable Care Act Employer Group Health Plans Healthcare Minimum Essential Coverage

Health Care Reform Blog: Waiting Period Regulations Published

Yesterday HHS, IRS, and DOL published proposed regulations implementing the waiting period restrictions of the Affordable Care Act. As expected, health plans may not impose a waiting period that is longer than 90 days from...more

3/25/2013 - Affordable Care Act DOL Healthcare Statutory Waiting Period

Health Care Reform: Additional ACA Guidance on Preventative Care Coverage Released

Today federal regulators released additional guidance on the Affordable Care Act’s preventative care requirements for non-grandfathered plans, including additional information on contraceptive coverage. ...more

2/21/2013 - Affordable Care Act Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Cost-Sharing FDA Generic Drugs Non-Grandfathered Health Plans Women's Preventable Healthcare Mandates

Health Care Reform Blog: HHS Releases Proposed Rules on Contraceptive Coverage for Religious Organizations

Today HHS released proposed rules outlining how religious organizations that object to contraception on religious grounds can comply with the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that non-grandfathered health plans cover...more

2/4/2013 - Affordable Care Act Contraceptive Coverage Mandate HHS Non-Grandfathered Health Plans Religious Institutions

Health Care Reform Blog: Pay or Play Provisions of the Affordable Care Act

Late last week the IRS released proposed regulations implementing the employer “play or pay” provisions in the Affordable Care Act. The rules are applicable to employers with 50 or more full-time equivalents and outline the...more

1/4/2013 - Affordable Care Act Full-Time Employees IRS Pay or Play

Health Care Reform Blog - Iowa Chooses State-Federal Partnership Exchange

On Friday Governor Branstad announced Iowa will pursue a State-Federal Partnership Exchange model. The partnership model gives states the ability to partner with the Federal government to assist it in establishing and...more

12/18/2012 - Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Exchanges State-Federal Partnership Exchange

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