In This Issue:

- Administration Releases Updated Contraception Coverage Rules

- Federal Regulatory Initiatives

- Other Congressional and State Initiatives

- Other Health Care News

- Upcoming Congressional Hearings and Markups

- Excerpt Administration Releases Updated Contraception Coverage Rules:

On August 22nd, the Obama Administration proposed to extend a religious exemption to providing contraception coverage to closely held for-profit corporations. As we noted in an earlier update, the interim final rule, a result of the Supreme Court’s recent decision involving Wheaton College and Hobby Lobby, allows eligible organizations to notify the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of an objection to contraception coverage. In turn, HHS and the Department of Labor will work with insurers and third-party administrators. Under the rule, female employees may still receive contraception, but without cost sharing.

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Topics:  Affordable Care Act, Burwell v Hobby Lobby, Closely Held Businesses, Contraceptive Coverage Mandate, DOL, Employer Liability Issues, Final Rules, Healthcare, HHS, Obama Administration, Religious Exemption

Published In: Civil Rights Updates, General Business Updates, Health Updates, Labor & Employment Updates

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