The Affordable Care Act: The Structure of Health Plans – Interview with Alden Bianchi, Member, Mintz Levin
Despite the continuing legal challenges and political hardball, as well as the delays and technical glitches, it appears that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, is here to stay. ...more
The Obama administration's July 2013 announcement, delaying enforcement of the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act by one year, has affected not only when employees must be offered health insurance coverage but...more
Mapping The New Fraud And Abuse Landscape -
In an age of increased government scrutiny and enforcement, providers, payers, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers, along with their business partners,...more
By October 1, 2013, employers must notify their current employees, in writing, about their health insurance options under the new Health Exchanges in 2014.
The notice requirement applies to all employers subject to the...more
Starting in 2014, the Affordable Care Act requires that nonexempt individuals either maintain “minimum essential coverage” or pay an individual payment with their income tax returns. Minimum essential coverage may be...more
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals and small businesses will be able to purchase health insurance coverage online through the new health insurance coverage exchanges (now known as “Marketplaces”)....more
Last month, the Obama Administration made the decision to delay penalties under the Employer Shared Responsibility Mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until 2015. However, it did not delay an employer's obligation to...more
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”) amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to require employers of all sizes to provide their employees a notice of the availability of coverage through public...more
As the Healthcare Landscape Shifts, Four Issues Are Critical to Build Effective Market Access Strategies -
In this time of high growth and fast change for the healthcare industry, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and...more
New notice describing availability of Exchange coverage must be provided by October 1, 2013.
As we have alerted you in the past, health care reform enacted in 2010 under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (referred to herein as “PPACA”) has imposed new obligations on employers and group health plans. One...more
Although the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA” or the “Act”) is now over three years old, the Act’s core requirements will not take effect until 2014....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
It is impossible to ignore. Healthcare reform under the Affordable Care Act is on the minds, agendas and budgets of all employers, and now is the time for employers to review their health programs to address compliance with...more
Having survived the election and a Supreme Court challenge (for the most part), the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is here to stay. Employers should evaluate the requirements under ACA that apply to their group health plans for...more
As everyone knows, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was upheld in a somewhat surprising Supreme Court decision last month. (For a recap of the decision see our Legal Alert on the case).
Set out below is a...more
On June 28, 2012, the Supreme court ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”) is constitutional. What does the decision mean for employers?
The Supreme Court’s decision rests on some...more
On June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling on the constitutionality of President Obama's health care reform legislation. The decision resulted in numerous questions due to the complexity of the...more
A key element of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) is the creation of state-based health insurance exchanges, which will allow individuals and small businesses to purchase private health insurance through competitive...more
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