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The Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (“OIG”) recently issued an updated Special Advisory Bulletin on the Effect of Exclusion from Participation in Federal Health Care Programs, an...more
The Department of Labor (DOL) recently released a revised model COBRA election notice which includes information about coverage available through the state insurance exchanges. This change is aimed at informing individuals of...more
You know that many ERISA governed plans provide basic life insurance benefits.
But what happens when the plan offers employees the choice to purchase supplemental life insurance? If the employee pays the entire premium...more
In a wide ranging re-evaluation of disability claims covering its insureds in California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, Cigna Corporation may pay up to $77 million in past disability income insurance...more
In our August 1, 2012 blog entry titled “Insurance Coverage for Wage and Hour Litigation Claims,” we discussed the recent surge in wage and hour litigation and the potential for insurance coverage related to wage and hour...more
On May 8, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General ("OIG") released an Updated Special Advisory Bulletin on the Effect of Exclusion from the Participation in Federal Health Care...more
Clearing up the Rumors around Health Reform Delays: What Really Happened, What Won’t and Steps Employers and Insurers Can Take Now -
Rumors are flying in health policy circles that the Obama Administration might delay...more
On May 8, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued an updated Special Advisory Bulletin on the Effect of Exclusion from Participation in Federal Health Care Programs...more
By October 1, 2013, most employers will be required to provide their current employees and new hires with notices of health insurance options. The notice is required to, among other things, inform employees of the existence...more
For better or worse, the ACA or Health Care Reform is still with us. If you do not want to end up in the penalty box in 2014, you must know whether you are subject to the employer shared responsibility provisions of the ACA...more
On May 8, 2013, the Employee Benefits Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued Technical Release No. 2013-02 ("Release") providing important guidance under the Patient Protection and Affordable...more
In 2008, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors (“County”) acted to cap the county’s contributions for health care benefits for retired employees at $500 per month. The Sonoma County Association of Retired Employees...more
In U.S. Airways v. McCutchen, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the ability of U.S. Airways’ health plan to recover medical expenses that it previously paid to the injured party from a third party settlement, but remanded the...more
You may have woken up today to media reports of large employers exploring the idea of dropping traditional health plans in favor of very limited health care plans as a way to lessen the burden imposed on large employers for...more
The 2013 Florida Legislative Session concluded on May 3, 2013. The following is a partial summary of healthcare-related bills that may impact your business or practice. Note that some of these bills have become law, but...more
In This Issue:
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups...more
On May 8, 2013, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued long-awaited guidance on the notice that must be provided to employees by October 1, 2013, the first day of the Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period (the...more
On February 25, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final rule (the Final Rule) setting forth standards for health insurance issuers under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the...more
On May 20, 2013, the Wall Street Journal reported that many large employers are looking to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) employer mandate by offering bare-bones coverage that does not even cover...more
On May 8, the Department of Labor ("DOL") issued guidance regarding the requirement that employers provide notice to employees describing the coverage options available under Health Insurance Marketplaces (formerly known as...more
On May 8, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued an updated Special Advisory Bulletin on the effect of exclusion from participating in federal health care programs....more
On May 8, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance and model forms to assist employers in fulfilling their obligations under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to notify employees of the availability of health care...more
In Judge v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company [PDF], 710 F.3d 651 (6th Cir. 2013), the Sixth Circuit rejected plaintiff’s proposed bright-line rule requiring plan administrators to obtain vocational evidence and an IME...more
A key policy goal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”) is the expansion of health insurance coverage to all Americans. The concepts of “minimum value” and its correlate “actuarial value” speak to the...more
On May 8, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued long-awaited temporary guidance and a model notice to be provided to employees about upcoming coverage options through the health care exchange, known as the Marketplace,...more
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