Tiffany D. Downs

Tiffany D. Downs

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Final Regulations On Affordable Care Act's Employer Mandate Issued – Part 1

Executive Summary: Under final regulations issued by the U.S. Treasury Department on February 10, 2014, employers with at least 50 but fewer than 100 employees will not be required to comply with the employer shared...more

2/20/2014 - Affordable Care Act Delays Employee Benefits Employer Mandates Healthcare Pay or Play Shared Responsibility Rule

Volunteer Hours Of Firefighters And Emergency Responders Can Be Excluded From ACA's Shared Responsibility Calculation

Executive Summary: The Department of Treasury has posted a statement on its blog indicating that the volunteer hours of volunteer firefighters and volunteer emergency medical personnel do not need to be included in...more

1/15/2014 - Affordable Care Act Emergency Response Employer Mandates Exempt Organizations Firemen Healthcare Healthcare Reform IRS Shared Responsibility Rule Threshhold Requirements U.S. Treasury

Legal Alert: Guidance Released On Delay Of "Pay Or Play" Penalties Under ACA

The Obama Administration has released formal guidance on the delay of the Affordable Care Act's (the "ACA") employer mandate and certain reporting requirements. ...more

7/15/2013 - Affordable Care Act Deadlines Delays Employer Mandates Healthcare Pay or Play Shared Responsibility Rule U.S. Treasury

Legal Alert: ACA "Pay Or Play" Penalties Delayed Until 2015

The Obama Administration has announced that implementation of the penalties under the Affordable Care Act's ("ACA") employer mandate (also known as the "pay or play" penalties) have been delayed until 2015. ...more

7/5/2013 - Affordable Care Act Deadlines Delays Health Insurance Healthcare Pay or Play Penalties U.S. Treasury W-2

Legal Alert: Notice Of Health Exchange Coverage Options Guidance Released

The Affordable Care Act added section 18B to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which requires certain employers to send out notices to employees regarding the availability of the state-based Health Insurance Exchanges...more

5/14/2013 - Affordable Care Act FLSA Health Insurance Exchanges Notice Requirements

Legal Alert: Full Implementation Of SHOP Health Exchanges Delayed

The Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") recently announced that full implementation of the SHOP component of the state-based health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act (the "ACA") run in full or...more

4/9/2013 - Affordable Care Act Employee Benefits Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare SHOP Program

Legal Alert: MEWA Form M-1 And Final Regulations Released

The Department of Labor ("DOL") recently released a series of final rules affecting health benefits provided through multiple employer welfare arrangements ("MEWAs"). Notably, the 2012 Form M-1 filing deadline has been...more

3/7/2013 - Affordable Care Act Collective Bargaining Deadlines DOL ERISA Form M-1 Healthcare MEWAs Reporting Requirements

Legal Alert: Final HIPAA Regulations Released: Time To Review Your HIPAA Policies?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") recently released long-awaited final HIPAA Regulations. The new regulations finalize many changes previously proposed to the Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules,...more

2/19/2013 - Business Associates Covered Entities Fundraisers HHS HIPAA Marketing PHI Risk Assessment Subcontractors

Legal Alert: Health Care Reform is Here to Stay

Executive Summary: With the reelection of President Obama, health care reform is here to stay. Challenges to the law are still pending; however, employers need to comply with existing requirements and begin preparations for...more

11/14/2012

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