Health Insurance Exchanges are government-regulated private health insurance markets where individuals can purchase standardized health insurance plans.
What Employers Need to Know about Health Care Reform
On May 8, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued long-awaited temporary guidance and a model notice to be provided to employees about upcoming coverage options through the health care exchange, known as the Marketplace,...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 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
Come 2014, the Health Insurance Exchanges will provide another option to COBRA “qualified beneficiaries” who are considering whether to elect to continue health coverage under an employer’s group plan....more
On May 3, 2013, the IRS released proposed regulations on certain provisions relating to the federal premium tax credits that eligible individuals will use to purchase subsidized health insurance coverage from public exchanges...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
Today the Department of Labor released guidance and model notices for employers to use when informing employees of the availability of health insurance on the statewide exchange....more
On Friday, April 5, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule (45 CFR Part 155) that clarifies and implements standards for providers of consumer-related assistance under the...more
In this presentation:
- The Drivers of Health Care Reform?
- The Exchange & Congressional Intent
- Two Kinds of “Public” Exchanges
- What Should You Know About the “Public”...more
Will Employers Face a Surge in Enrollment?
Employers start by asking one big question. Are they currently excluding a significant number of employees to whom they now will need to offer coverage? For many, the answer...more
In This Issue: The ACA’s Effects on the Employer Insurance Market; Using the Premium Assistance Option to Purchase Coverage for Medicaid Beneficiaries in the Exchange: A Review of the Legal, Policy and Operational Issues; and...more
Having cleared the hurdles of a Supreme Court decision and the 2010 and 2012 national elections, health care reform mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA” or the “Act”) is closing in fast on key...more
The Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") recently announced that full implementation of the SHOP component of the state-based health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act (the "ACA") run in full or...more
On March 11, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a proposed rule that would amend an earlier final rule related to health insurance exchanges and, more specifically, the Small Business Health...more
If you’ve been following the news, or our considerably more pithy reportage, the original plan of the both maligned and anticipated (depending on who you are) Affordable Care Act required the U.S. government to create onsite...more
Last month HHS proposed regulations that would delay implementation of the employee choice requirement in SHOP Exchanges until 2015. We’ve received a number of calls asking what the delay means....more
In This Issue:
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA); Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups...more
On March 1, 2013, the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (“CCIIO”) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released lengthy and detailed draft guidance regarding the federally facilitated...more
In This Issue:
What Does the ACA Mean for Employers?; Manatt’s Attorneys Honored for Exceptional Client Service; and Manatt Health Solutions Expands Our Talent Base to Support Your Growing Range of Challenges....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
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
As the Legislature decides whether Florida will implement certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), businesses of all sizes are grappling with the impact of the law and the choices they must make. Employers in...more
While many of the key provisions and requirements of "Obamacare" (otherwise known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA")) do not go into effect until 2014, there is much that can be done in 2013 to...more
In This Issue:
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups...more
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