The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPAC), also known as Obamacare, is a United States federal statute passed in March of 2010. The Act creates a nationwide insurance system and provides federal... more +
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPAC), also known as Obamacare, is a United States federal statute passed in March of 2010. The Act creates a nationwide insurance system and provides federal subsidies to reduce the number of uninsured citizens.
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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Department of Labor (DOL), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the three federal agencies with primary responsibility for implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA),...more
On May 8, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued additional guidance to help employers comply with upcoming requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the "Affordable Care Act" or "ACA"). ...more
Final regulations for wellness programs have been issued to help employers encourage healthier behaviors among their employees....more
Our articles this month focus on health care reform. First, Jim Napoli and Brian Neulander comment on the potential for litigation under the Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) whistleblower protections and ERISA Section 510 as a...more
On May 29, 2013, the Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services released final regulations on nondiscriminatory wellness programs in group health plan coverage. The regulations largely follow the proposed...more
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued model notices that employers may use to satisfy the Health Insurance Marketplace notice required beginning October 1, 2013....more
Health Care Reform: Agencies Issue Final Regulations on Wellness Programs Under ACA -
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Labor (DOL), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized...more
On May 8, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) released new guidance imposing notice requirements on employers regarding the health care exchanges that are a key element of the Affordable Care Act. ...more
In This Issue:
- Top News
..Tavenner Wins Senate Confirmation to Head CMS
..US Charges 89 in Nationwide Medicare Fraud Crackdown
- State News
..Vermont Becomes Fourth State to Allow Physician-Assisted...more
On May 8, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued temporary guidance for employers to help them meet their obligations to notify employees of their health insurance exchange coverage options. State health insurance...more
Employers face increasing compliance obligations over the coming year under various federal laws, including the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), commonly known as the health reform law, and the privacy and security provisions of...more
Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the "Act") will prohibit group health plans and group health insurers from imposing waiting periods greater than 90 days of employment....more
All employers who employ one or more employees and are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) must provide a new notice to employees no later than October 1, 2013 regarding the availability of health coverage under...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
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
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 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
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act added Section 18B to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), requiring employers to give notice to employees of the coverage options available through state insurance exchanges....more
The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has issued long-awaited guidance on the health insurance exchange notice requirement that applies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Generally, PPACA...more
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued Technical Release 2013-02 on May 8, 2013, providing temporary guidance and model notices that will allow employers to comply with another new requirement imposed by the Affordable...more
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued model notices for informing existing employees and new hires of health coverage options which will be available through the new marketplace of state and federally supported health...more
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published guidance on the notice that most employers must provide to their employees by October 1, 2013, about the insurance that will be available through health care marketplaces known...more
The U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury recently issued new guidance and templates regarding the summary of benefits and coverage requirement under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care...more
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a set of frequently asked questions, together with a new template, for the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) that applies to group health plans and individual health insurance. The...more
On March 18, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury (the Departments) issued joint proposed regulations on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s prohibition of waiting periods of longer...more
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