Timothy J. Stanton

Timothy J. Stanton

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

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Raising the Bar to a Perfect Score: Corporate Equality Index to Look for Expanded Health Benefits as Measure of LGBT Workplace...

Employers looking for strong scores on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) in coming years may have to make some unexpected changes to their health benefit programs. Benefit programs are one key component of CEI ratings,...more

1/13/2017 - Affordable Care Act Benefit Plan Sponsors Corporate Equality Index (CEI) Employee Benefits Employer Group Health Plans

The Ball Dropped on New Year’s Eve for Some ACA Section 1557 Nondiscrimination Rules

Some employers may want to reconsider their approach to gender transition benefits after a federal court enjoined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from enforcing its 2016 nondiscrimination regulations...more

1/13/2017 - Abortion Affordable Care Act Anti-Discrimination Policies Covered Entities Federal Contractors Gender Identity HHS OFCCP Preliminary Injunctions RFRA Sex Discrimination Title IX

How Does the 21st Century Cures Act Affect Employee Benefits?

There are two key benefits takeaways for employers in the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act, which President Obama signed into law on December 13, 2016. The act, which passed both houses of Congress by large...more

12/14/2016 - 21st Century Cures Initiative Affordable Care Act Barack Obama Benefit Plan Sponsors COBRA Corporate Counsel Mental Health Parity Rule Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Plan (QSEHRAs)

More Clarity on Expatriate Health Plans and the ACA

Expatriate health plans have been surprisingly difficult to reconcile with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Proposed regulations set to take effect in 2017 provide some useful guidance to U.S. employers that sponsor expatriate...more

7/11/2016 - Affordable Care Act DOL Employee Benefits Employer Group Health Plans Expatriates Foreign Nationals Health Insurance HHS Minimum Essential Coverage Plan Administrators Proposed Regulation

What Does The ACA Shared Responsibility Final Rule Mean To Large Employers?

As many small employers rejoice over a delayed effective date, large employers should be rolling up their sleeves to adapt their evolving shared responsibility compliance strategies for 2015 to a new final rule from the U.S....more

2/24/2014 - Affordable Care Act Employee Benefits Employer Mandates Healthcare IRS Shared Responsibility Rule U.S. Treasury

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

Reporting and Filing for the PCORI Fee

As you may know the Affordable Care Act imposed a new fee on issuers of individual and group health insurance policies and plan sponsors of self-funded plans. As previously noted in our blog, on December 5, 2012, the Internal...more

6/11/2013 - Affordable Care Act Fees Filing Requirements Form 720 Healthcare IRS PCORI Reporting Requirements

The Employment Law Authority - January/February 2013

In This Issue: - Email Request Does Not Constitute "Complaint" - Former NLRB Member Joins Ogletree Deakins - For Employers, Pay-Or-play Proposals Could Be Worse, Much Worse - The NLRB In 2013: More Controversy...more

2/26/2013 - Canning v NLRB Discrimination FLSA Immigration Reform NLRB Pay or Play Temporary Employees

No Harm, No Foul, No More—New HIPAA “Breach” Standards Seek To Provide Consistency, Objectivity

Beginning this fall, employer health plans—or their business associates—will have to make more comprehensive and methodical risk assessments following the discovery of an impermissible use or disclosure of unsecured...more

1/29/2013 - Data Breach HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule Notice Requirements PHI Risk Assessment

For Employers, Pay-or-Play Proposals Could Be Worse, Much Worse

Could employee benefits regulatory activity under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Act) be taking a turn toward common sense?...more

1/9/2013 - Affordable Care Act Employee Benefits Employer Group Health Plans Full-Time Employees Pay or Play Safe Harbors Shared Responsibility Rule

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