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Employment Update: DOL Releases Updated CHIP Notice

ERISA, as amended by the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA), requires employers to notify their employees of potential opportunities for group health plan premium assistance through...more

OIG Initiates Monthly Updates to its Work Plan and Adds New Items

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The HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently announced that, effective June 15, 2017, the agency will update its Work Plan website monthly instead of only once or twice per year. In developing its Work Plan, OIG...more

The Stealth Excise Tax Under Section 4980D of the Internal Revenue Code

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Most employers are by now well aware of the “pay or play” penalties that may apply if the employer fails to offer coverage to substantially all of its full-time employees or offers coverage that fails to be affordable for...more

November and December 2015 Filing and Notice Deadlines for Qualified Retirement and Health and Welfare Plans

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Employers and plan sponsors must comply with numerous filing and notice deadlines for their retirement and health and welfare plans. Failure to comply with these deadlines can result in costly penalties. To avoid such...more

Thirteen Years of the Same Rules and Now Big Proposed Changes to the Regulation of Medicaid Managed Care Plans

On May 25, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published a newly proposed rule that would change the way the agency regulates Medicaid managed care plans, the first regulation of its kind since 2002. ...more

Updated Model COBRA and CHIPRA Notices

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Since January 1, 2014, individuals and employees have been able to purchase medical health insurance coverage through federal and state exchanges (the “Exchanges”). Questions have remained, however, as to how health coverage...more

New FAQs Address Effect of Affordable Care Act on COBRA and Other Matters

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In a wide-ranging set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and other guidance, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services have addressed a number of issues pertaining to the Affordable Care Act...more

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