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NJ Out-Of-Network Update

Increased Focus on the NJ Surprise Bills Legislation - As you know, New Jersey legislators have been considering laws regulating surprise bills by out of network providers for over 8 years. Recently, activity has...more

Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services Announces New Online Complaint Form

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) has announced the launch of a finalized version of its online portal to assist Michigan consumers with the filing of electronic complaints. DIFS' Office of...more

House Republicans and Trump Administration File Joint Motion to Delay Suit Challenging Obamacare Subsidies

by Ruder Ware on

An interesting development transpired Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in a case pending in Federal District Court in the District of Columbia that challenges subsidy payments from the Federal Treasury to support Obamacare. The...more

Will 2016 Be the Year for McCarran Repeal?

by Baker Donelson on

As the second session of the 114th Congress begins to pick up steam, five bills are currently pending in the House that, if enacted, would repeal the McCarran-Ferguson Act’s antitrust exemption for at least some insurers....more

Washington Healthcare Update

by McGuireWoods LLP on

This Week: Congress tries to put together a tax extender package, which may provide an opportunity for some Affordable Care Act changes... HHS releases final rule on bundled payment for Joint Replacement Comprehensive Care...more

Debate Over Unclaimed Property Continues Before the Uniform Law Commission Drafting Committee

Proposed revisions to the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act were under debate this past week in Washington, DC as the Uniform Law Commission (ULC or Commission) Committee to Revise the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (Drafting...more

Effort to Establish Private Cause of Action in New York Against Insurers for Unfair Settlement Practices Fails to Pass State...

by Wilson Elser on

The New York State Legislature actively considered a bill during the recently completed legislative session that would have amended the New York State Insurance Law regarding unfair claims settlement practices in a way that...more

Surprise Bills Laws Enacted in California and New York

by Foley Hoag LLP on

What Do They Mean for Providers? - Both California and New York have recently enacted so-called “Surprise Bills Laws” that require out-of-network providers to give notice to patients that a particular item or service...more

NAIC Planning to Require Cybersecurity Insurance Data Submission

by Locke Lord LLP on

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (“NAIC’s”) Cybersecurity Task Force and Property and Casualty Insurance Committee are jointly considering whether to require a cybersecurity insurance coverage supplement...more

News from the Health Law Gurus™

Millions Affected by Hackers’ Attack on Health Insurer Anthem, Inc. – “Anthem was the target of a very sophisticated external cyber attack,” announced Joseph Swedish, Anthem’s President and CEO. Anthem, Inc., formerly...more

Dodd-Frank Act Changes Are Coming

by K&L Gates LLP on

For over four years after enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act (“Dodd-Frank”), President Obama and the Democratic Senate successfully blocked any changes to that act. For example, in the 113th Congress, the House passed 26 bills...more

Year in Review: Legislation and Guidance for Financial Institutions in 2014

2014 was a year replete with new legislative and regulatory initiatives impacting federally regulated financial institutions. The key initiatives introduced or implemented in 2014 are outlined in our annual year in review....more

Health Care Update - December 2014

In This Issue: - FDA Releases Menu Labeling Rule - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Upcoming Congressional Hearings - Excerpt from FDA...more

FIO Focus, Issue No. 54

by Nelson Brown & Co. on

Devoted to exploring the progress of the modernization of the insurance industry, FIO Focus provides information and insights about the organizations and issues that are driving change and influencing the future of the...more

Financial Services Legislative And Regulatory Update -- March 18‚ 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings. Leading the Past Week - It was another busy week on the Hill and in the Administration, but it may have...more

Massachusetts Releases Health Care Cost Containment Legislation

Massachusetts continues to be at the national forefront of health care reform. Since becoming the first state in the nation to expand access aimed at universal health care coverage through Chapter 58 of the Acts of 2006,...more

The Dodd-Frank Act: A New Era of Financial Regulation and the Implications for the Insurance Industry

On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Act) into Law. The passage of the Act ends the first, lengthy chapter of financial services reform that in many ways...more

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