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Administration Publishes Fall 2014 Unified Regulatory Agenda

We expect 2015 to be a very busy year for actions on new or proposed federal regulations in the absence of congressional legislation. That was confirmed on November 21, 2014, when the administration published its “Unified...more

Affordable Care Act in Mergers and Acquisitions: New Guidance from Internal Revenue Service

In Notice 2014-49, the Internal Revenue Service (“Service”) issued guidance on how to avoid potential penalties under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) in connection with mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”). The notice provides a...more

Preparing a Hospital or Health System for Sale or Partnership Transactions – Part One

The consolidation trend in hospital and health systems continues. To address perceived inefficiencies and quality of care issues, hospitals are attempting to form larger enterprises to create scale, expand geographically,...more

FTC Uses Creative Remedy to Halt Cardiology Practice Merger: Requires Suspension of Employed Physicians’ Non- Compete Contracts

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is leaving no stone unturned in its scrutiny of physician acquisitions, as indicated by its recent enforcement action regarding the acquisition of a small cardiology group in Reno,...more

Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements

This installment addresses MEPs providing health and welfare benefits, particularly multiple employer welfare arrangements ("MEWAs"). In concept, MEWAs are designed to give employers access to low cost health coverage and...more

Leaving the Mothership - Employee Benefits for Spin-Offs

When acquiring a spin-off from a corporate parent, benefits are key to post closing success and minimizing employee disruption. Employee benefits represent significant costs for middle market companies but are critical to...more

Successor Liability For Benefit Plan Contributions In Asset Purchases - - Two January 2011 Court Cases

As the economy slowly improves and we see more merger and acquisition activity, those involved in such transactions should be aware of recent shifts in the traditional common law rule of successor liability. There once was a...more

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