Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
Jail Time for Revenge Porn Offenses?
End Game in the Fight Over Same Sex Marriage?
Is Punishment Dead in America?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Falls Short on Good-Faith Test
Bill on Bankruptcy: Madoff Victims Rooting for Stanford Victory
Bill on Bankruptcy: Listening in the Dark at the NCBJ
Health Care Antitrust & the Supreme Court – Interview with Bruce Sokler, Member, Mintz Levin
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Shows Need for Amending Bankruptcy Law
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Judge Might Lose Grip on the Case
PennDOT to Increase Number of Pennsylvania Bridges with Weight Restrictions
Harvey Miller: Detroit Will Be In Bankruptcy "For A Long Time"
Grayson: Only 1 Agency Should Regulate Wall Street
Bill on Bankruptcy: Supreme Court Cases Will Have Wide Impact
Coyle: Robert's SCOTUS Doesn't Respect Congress
Goldstein: Expect More Litigation in Wake of Myriad Gene Patent Decision
What's So Funny About The U.S. Constitution? Colin Quinn's Unconstitutional: Off-Broadway
S&C's Cohen: Brown-Vitter Punishes Banks For Being Big
Cohen: Cyprus Is Not A Template For Future Restructurings
A quick look at early responses on Twitter regarding Monday's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. ...more
The issue of same-sex spousal rights is now largely resolved for qualified retirement plans. However, substantial questions about same-sex spouse health benefits remain unanswered. In Roe v. Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield,...more
Medical providers often have a patient/ERISA plan participant assign rights under an ERISA health care plan to allow the medical provider to seek payment for medical services provided....more
Combative oral arguments were seen in two high profile federal court challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). The Supreme Court of the United States heard a vigorous oral argument...more
Almost three decades ago, the U.S. Supreme Court explained that state courts had to extend fundamental due process protections to absent class action members. Now, a new petition for certiorari review presents the Court with...more
Effective for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, employer-sponsored group health plans that are not grandfathered must provide women with access to a list of 16 contraceptive services without cost sharing...more
The Supreme Court will review two of the numerous lawsuits challenging the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) requirement that group health plans and insurers cover, without cost-sharing, contraceptives and/or abortifacients (the...more
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires non-grandfathered health plans to cover certain preventative health services. In a case seeking an injunction to bar enforcement of ACA’s so-called “contraception mandate” on the ground...more
Corporations are not exempt from the so-called "Contraceptive Mandate" authorized pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2012 (the "ACA" / popularly known as "Obamacare") according to the opinion of the...more
With this summer’s Supreme Court rulings on DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, and Prop. 8 allowing same-sex marriages to be recognized in states that allow them, private sector and public agency employers in California...more
As readers of this blog are surely aware, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) imposes a number of new obligations on employers and private health insurance plans....more
Health Care Reform Employer Mandate and Reporting Provisions Delayed until 2015 -
The U.S. Department of the Treasury unexpectedly announced on July 2, 2013 the delay of the employer shared responsibility ‘pay or play’...more
The US Supreme Court has ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defined marriage for federal law purposes to mean opposite-sex marriage, is unconstitutional (United States v. Windsor, 2013 WL...more
In This Issue:
- Top News
..Obama Administration Delays Employer Mandate One Year
..House Energy and Commerce Committee Releases Draft Legislation for SGR Fix
..CMS Proposes Payment Changes for Medicare...more
The final regulations retain the definition of a religious employer, modify the accommodations provided for eligible organizations that object to contraception coverage on religious grounds, and describe how contraceptives...more
Lawsuit filed by a group of small business owners and individuals against the Internal Revenue Service over the agency’s “Subsidy Expansion Rule.”
From the Blog of Legal Times:
“Objecting to what they term an ‘Obamacare...more
High Court considers the constitutionality of DOMA, which may create tax-refund opportunities for employers and employees before April 15....more
Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is in full swing. The law requires non-exempt religious organizations with fewer than 50 full-time employees to determine whether they are a large...more
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
On January 30, the Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services (the “Departments”) released proposed regulations regarding contraceptive coverage for employees of religious employers. This guidance is the...more
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires non-grandfathered group health plans to cover preventive services at no cost. For women this includes all FDA-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures,...more
Last week, federal regulators released a Proposed Rule outlining accommodations for religious employers that object to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate. The Proposed Rule expands the range of...more
The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Treasury have released proposed regulations, a fact sheet, and a press release on the Affordable Care Act contraceptives coverage under Women's Preventive Health Services...more
Several agency actions on the Affordable Care Act out of HHS and Treasury last week include proposed regulations detailing exemptions from the shared responsibility tax, such as an exemption for those who would qualify for...more
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
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