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HR 1313 and the Future of Employee Wellness Programs

by Fisher Phillips on

On March 8, the House’s Education and Workforce Committee passed a bill, HR 1313 – Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act. The bill, which was introduced by U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx in order to “reaffirm existing law to...more

2016 Captive Insurance Update | Issue 2 | 2016

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

Governor Peter Shumlin (D-Vt.) is not running for re-election this fall, so Vermont will have a new governor in January 2017. In addition, the Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (DFR), Susan...more

Second DCA Reaffirms Sinkhole Insurers' Contractual Right to Withhold Payment for Subsurface Repairs Until the Policyholder...

Two new opinions show the Second DCA continues to hold that if an insurance policy providing sinkhole coverage authorizes the insurer to withhold payment for subsurface repairs until the policyholder presents a signed...more

Federal Court Strikes Down ACA Cost Sharing Reduction Payments

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In Depth - A federal district court judge in Washington, DC ruled on May 12, 2016, that Congress did not appropriate funds for the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) cost-sharing reduction (CSR) subsidies. See United States...more

California Employment Law Notes - September 2015

Newly Enacted California Statutes - The Word "Alien" Is Stricken From The California Labor Code - Section 1725 of the California Labor Code defines "alien" as "any person who is not a born or fully naturalized...more

Which Insurance-Related Bills Met the California Deadline for Passage?

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

The deadline for California Assembly and Senate bills to pass their respected houses was May 30, 2014. Bills that met the deadline are eligible for enactment this year. ...more

Legislation Introduced in the House Would Amend the False Claims Act

by King & Spalding on

On August 1, 2013, Reps. Howard Coble (R-N.C.) and David Scott (D-Ga.) introduced bipartisan legislation in the House that would amend the federal False Claims Act (FCA) by adding several procedural hurdles that make it more...more

More than 20 new insurance-related bills signed into law by Governor Brown

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

September 30, 2012, was the deadline for Governor Jerry Brown to take action on bills passed by the California Legislature during the 2012 regular legislative session....more

Fight Begins Over Prop 33 - Even as to the Ballot Language

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Though the election is still three months away, and the campaigning over California’s Prop 33 (the automobile insurance portable persistency initiative) has not yet begun in earnest, the ballot proposition is already being...more

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments For Constitutional Challenge of Affordable Care Act – Day Two (Challenges to Individual...

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

As discussed in our alert from yesterday, the Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments this week in Department of Health and Human Services v. Florida, a case that challenges the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act....more

New Legislation on Wrap-up Insurance And Indemnity Clauses

Owners, developers and major general contractors are ramping up their use of wrap-up insurance policies on building and industrial projects. When sponsored by an Owner, wrap-ups are dubbed Owner-Controlled Insurance Program...more

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