Pennsylvania insurers should be prepared to comply now with significant new requirements for intercompany agreements – management agreements, service contracts, tax allocation agreements, guarantees and cost-sharing...more
The DOL, HHS, and IRS (the “Departments”) recently released new Health Care Reform Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”). The FAQs provide guidance on cost-sharing limitations and coverage of preventive services....more
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
The old saw about the best-laid plans of mice and men also goes for international tax planning and transactions with significant tax consequences.
Sometimes the business and/or financial assumptions around the planning...more
Earlier this month, the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services (Agencies) jointly issued additional guidance on the application of the cost-sharing limitations imposed under the Affordable Care Act. It...more
On August 26, 2013, the United States Treasury Department issued new final regulations under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 482. The new regulations provide guidance on the “income method” for determining taxable income...more
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Essential Health Benefits Final Rule and actuarial value regulations offer few surprises and much needed certainty to enable group health plans and health insurance...more
Today federal regulators released additional guidance on the Affordable Care Act’s preventative care requirements for non-grandfathered plans, including additional information on contraceptive coverage.
On December 28, 2012, the IRS issued proposed regulations with respect to employer-shared responsibility regarding health coverage under the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). Employers are permitted to rely on these proposed...more
On January 22, 2013, CMS published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that would allow states to increase cost-sharing for Medicaid beneficiaries. Specifically, for individuals with incomes below 100% of the federal...more
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