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Will the GOP's AHCA Repeal and Replace the ACA?

We promised to keep you up to date on the GOP majority's promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (the "ACA"). After reaching agreement on several amendments to the original House bill (described in our previous...more

ACA Repeal Effort Moves to Senate - Employers Should Continue Compliance for Now

by FordHarrison on

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would effectively eliminate the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) employer mandate, open the door for simplified employer coverage reporting, provide greater...more

House Passes American Health Care Act: Fate in the Senate Uncertain

by Littler on

Seven years after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on May 4, 2017, to dismantle the sweeping law and replace key provisions with a dramatically different vision of health care...more

Issue 109: House Passes Modified Version of AHCA - Bill to Proceed to Senate

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

This is the one hundred and ninth issue in our series of alerts for employers on selected topics on health care reform. This series of Health Care Reform Management Alerts is designed to provide an in-depth analysis of...more

U.S. House of Representatives Approves ACA Repeal Bill

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

On May 4, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly approved a revised version of the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”), a bill that both repeals certain parts of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and provides new...more

House Passes American Health Care Act

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

As widely reported, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that, if enacted, would make the first major legislative changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Modified to...more

HHS Broadens Federal Controls Over Private Health Insurance Benefits and Operations

by Epstein Becker & Green on

On November 21, 2014, the Obama administration released two proposed rules affecting health insurance issuers’ offering of private health insurance products both inside and outside of the public insurance exchanges...more

Health Insurance Exchanges: The Facts Behind the Debate

by Baker Donelson on

Health insurance exchanges (commonly called the MarketPlace or the Exchanges) are a complex and highly debated part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With the looming January 1, 2014, deadline to open the marketplace for...more

ACA Affordable Insurance Exchanges and Qualified Health Plans

by Reed Smith on

In This Issue: Exchanges and Types of Plans To Be Offered Through Exchanges; Essential Health Benefits; Premiums; Cost Sharing Reductions; and Other Issues. Excerpt from Exchanges and Types of Plans To Be...more

Monthly Benefits Update - February 2013

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The Department of Health and Human Services issued final regulations on the Affordable Care Act’s standards for essential health benefits, actuarial value, and accreditation. While these regulations primarily affect...more

Proposed And Final Rules Released Regarding The ACA's Individual Mandate

by Polsinelli on

In This Issue: - Minimum Essential Coverage ..HHS Proposed Rule - Shared Responsibility Payments and Exemptions ..HHS Proposed Rule ..IRS Proposed Rule ..IRS Final Rule - Essential Health Benefits ...more

Health Care Reform Implementation Update - February 27, 2013

by Cozen O'Connor on

As Washington and the rest of the country brace for cuts from the sequester to kick in on March 1, Florida Gov. Rick Scott surprised many and confirmed others' predictions by announcing his state will expand its Medical...more

HHS Publishes Final Rule Regarding Essential Health Benefits and Actuarial Values Applicable to Certain Individual, Small Group...

by King & Spalding on

Beginning in 2014, all non-grandfathered health insurance coverage in the individual and small group markets, Medicaid benchmark and benchmark-equivalent plans, and Basic Health Programs (if applicable) must cover essential...more

Health Care Reform Implementation Update - February 13, 2013

by Cozen O'Connor on

In the past week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an updated federal budget to account for new regulations from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS),...more

Implementing the Affordable Care Act: Countdown to 2014 - Affordable Care Act

by Cozen O'Connor on

The countdown to the 2014 implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has begun. Each week, administrative decisions, guidance, rules and regulations are coming from the federal and state governments to make ACA a...more

HHS Issues Comprehensive “Essential Health Benefits” Proposed Regulations

Commencing in 2014, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Act) requires that health insurance coverage provided in the individual and small group markets, including coverage offered through American Health Benefit...more

HHS Releases First Round of Post-Election PPACA Guidance

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the first guidance issued on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) since the 2012 presidential election....more

What Every Employer Should Know About the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

by Foley Hoag LLP on

After months of uncertainty, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the federal healthcare reform law known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). What does this landmark law mean for employers now and in the near and distant future?...more

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