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CMS Releases Updates to Its Medicare Advantage and Part D Plan Audit Protocols and Processes

On February 12, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released an updated version of its Medicare Advantage (“MA”) and prescription drug benefit (“Part D”) plan audit protocols and also announced the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

DOL Extends FMLA Leave to More Same-Sex Couples

On February 23, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a final rule amending the definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) to include all individuals in legal marriages. This new rule…more
| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants

On February 24, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule that extends eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Five Health Care Developments Important to Employers

Perhaps never before have employers faced so many challenges when it comes to health care issues affecting their workforce. Congress may try to amend the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). The Supreme Court of the United States is set…more
| Health, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

District of Columbia Wage Theft Prevention Act Takes Effect February 26, 2015; Recent Amendments Modify Notice, Timekeeping, Payment, and Other Provisions

As we previously reported (see the Act Now Advisory titled “New District of Columbia Law Greatly Expands Remedies for Wage Law Violations and Places New Notice Requirements on Employers”), the “Wage Theft Prevention Amendment…more
| Labor & Employment Law

CMS Takes a Measured Approach to Medicare Advantage and Part D Plan Payment Rates and Policy Changes for 2016

Increased Part D Drug Costs Set the Stage for Higher Beneficiary Premiums - The Advance Notice (“Advance Notice”) of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (“CY”) 2016 for Medicare Advantage (“MA”) Capitation Rates, Part…more
| Health

Several Ounces of Prevention: The New Jersey Supreme Court Reminds Employers of the Importance of Anti-Harassment Policies, Training, and Vigilance to Avoid Liability

On February 11, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court, in Aguas v. New Jersey, decided three important legal issues regarding employment discrimination claims under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”). First, the…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Time to Freshen Up Your Charity Care Policies: Treasury and IRS Issue Final 501(r) Regulations

Among the many new requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (“Affordable Care Act” or “ACA”) are amendments to the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) that formalize and impose some uniformity in the…more
| Finance & Banking, Health, Taxation, Nonprofit Law

Beyond HIPAA: New Jersey Law Requires Encryption of Personal Data by Health Insurance Carriers

In response to data breaches that have occurred across the United States, several of which involved the theft of laptop computers, beginning August 1, 2015, health insurance carriers in New Jersey will be obligated to do more to…more
| Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

The New Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program: Considerations for Employers

On January 4, 2015, the governor of Illinois signed into law the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Act (S.B. 2758). This law—first of its kind in the nation—requires certain employers to provide an automatic payroll…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

Key Issues Facing Places of Public Accommodation at the 25th Anniversary of the ADA

With all of the presents, decorations, and champagne now firmly in the rearview mirror, January is a time customarily spent reflecting on the year that was and planning for the year ahead. For places of public accommodation,…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

January 2015 Immigration Alert

Happy New Year!!! All of us in the Immigration Law Group at Epstein Becker Green wish you the very best for a healthy and prosperous 2015. We hope that all your petitions and applications are approved and that government…more
| Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Obama Administration Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to Summary of Benefits and Coverage Document and Requirements

On December 30, 2014, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury (collectively, “Departments”) issued a proposed rule (“Proposed Rule”) regarding the summary of benefits and coverage (“SBC”) for use by…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Insurance

Illegal Premerger Coordination Leads to DOJ “Gun Jumping” Enforcement Action and $5 Million Settlement—Key Lessons Affecting Health Care Transactions

On November 7, 2014, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) reached a $5 million settlement with Flakeboard America Limited (“Flakeboard”), its foreign parents, and SierraPine to settle allegations that…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Health

Proposed Exemption of Limited Wraparound Coverage from Health Insurance Market Standards

On December 19, 2014, various federal agencies issued proposed regulations (“Proposed Regulations”) to amend the definition of “excepted benefits” to include certain limited wraparound health insurance coverage. “Excepted…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Insurance, Taxation
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