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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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