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Identify Yourself! Deadline for Health Plan Identifiers is Fast Approaching

One of the lesser-known health plan requirements adopted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has an initial deadline that is fast approaching, and most employers will need to take action to ensure that...more

9/29/2014 - afford Deadlines ERISA Health Care Providers HHS HIPAA HPID Popular Qualified Health Plans

Resistance WAS Futile—California Conforms to ACA Waiting Period Requirement

After wandering in the wilderness for a year, California has now come in from the cold and conformed its requirements for eligibility waiting periods to the federal standard adopted in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Effective...more

8/21/2014 - Affordable Care Act ERISA Healthcare Healthcare Reform HMOs Waiting Periods

California Governor Signs Bill Giving Small Businesses Extra Time To Comply With ACA

On July 7, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that will give small business owners additional time to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The bill takes effect immediately as an urgency statute. Senate Bill...more

7/14/2014 - Affordable Care Act Employer Group Health Plans Employer Mandates New Legislation Small Business

Some Surprises in DOL’s Just Issued Spring 2014 Regulatory Agenda

On Friday, May 23, 2014, the White House, through its executive branch and other federal agencies, issued the Spring 2014 edition of the Semiannual Regulatory Agenda. Published twice a year, the agencies’ regulatory agendas...more

6/4/2014 - ADA Affirmative Action Affordable Care Act DOL EEOC ERISA Executive Orders Final Rules FLSA HUD Minimum Wage NLRB Obama Administration OFCCP OMB Persuader Rules Proposed Regulation Regulatory Agenda Unions Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour

A Snake in the Grass No More? DOL Proposes New COBRA Forms

As part of its continuing efforts to update the sleepier corners of the employee benefits world to conform to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently proposed new...more

5/13/2014 - Affordable Care Act COBRA DOL Employee Benefits Guidance Update Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Hiring & Firing Notice Requirements Proposed Regulation US v Windsor

New Opportunities For In-Plan Roth Rollovers

In furtherance of Section 902 of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued Notice 2013-74 updating prior IRS guidance regarding so-called “in-plan” Roth conversions...more

12/19/2013 - 401k American Taxpayer Relief Act IRA Rollovers IRS Retirement Plan Roth Conversions

New HIPAA Deadline Around the Corner: Be Prepared!

Don’t look now, but another HIPAA deadline is just around the corner. As we noted last month, the deadline is looming for employer-sponsored health benefit plans to come into compliance with U.S. Department of Health...more

9/10/2013 - Breach Notification Rule Compliance Deadlines GINA HHS HIPAA HITECH PHI

A Check-Up for Wellness Programs–Final Wellness Regulations Issued

Since 2006, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has prohibited health plans from discriminating based upon an individual’s health status. Since many modern wellness programs are expressly designed...more

6/18/2013 - Affordable Care Act Discrimination Final Rules Healthcare HIPAA Open Enrollment Wellness Programs

Final Wellness Regulations Clarify Rules For Discounts Linked To Health Results

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Department of Labor (DOL), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the three federal agencies with primary responsibility for implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA),...more

6/13/2013 - Affordable Care Act DOL Eligibility Employer Group Health Plans HHS HIPAA IRS

California Weighs In on Essential Health Benefits for Group Health Plans and Insurers

As a reminder of the significant role that states will play in implementing the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), we wanted to highlight some recent legislative developments in California that will be of interest...more

2/22/2013 - Affordable Care Act Employer Group Health Plans Essential Health Benefits Minimum Essential Coverage Pay or Play Shared Responsibility Rule

Wellness Programs Receive Welcome Tune-Up Under Proposed Regulations

The regulatory log-jam in Washington seems to finally be loosening up in the aftermath of the election, and the troika of agencies primarily responsible for overseeing implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable...more

12/10/2012 - Affordable Care Act DOL HHS HIPAA Wellness Programs

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