How Does King v. Burwell Decision Affect the Affordable Care Act?
What's Next in Employee Wellness: Impact of the Affordable Care Act and New EEOC Initiatives
Under a common strategy for controlling group health care plan costs, employers sometimes adopt arrangements under which an employee is offered cash as an incentive to waive coverage. These arrangements are colloquially...more
As the number of highly publicized data breaches continues to skyrocket and proposals for a federal data breach notification law stagnate, state legislatures around the country have been busy amending their own breach...more
On December 30, 2014, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury (collectively, “Departments”) issued a proposed rule (“Proposed Rule”) regarding the summary of benefits and coverage (“SBC”) for use...more
Our company has been considering implementing financial incentives for employees to participate in biometric screening as part of an employee wellness program. Are there legal issues we should be...more
On September 17, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued Advisory Opinion 14-08 [PDF]. This opinion is yet another favorable advisory opinion approving a Medicare...more
The proposed rule to give providers more protections to promote beneficiary access to care solicits significant industry input.
On October 2, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector...more
Two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on the validity of subsidies for the purchase of health insurance under the federal marketplace established pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). On July 22, a...more
Earlier this month, the IRS issued proposed regulations that provide much-needed guidance on the new “pay or play” rules (also called the shared responsibility rules) that will apply to employers’ group health plans beginning...more
Last Friday, the Department of the Treasury issued proposed regulations on the employer shared responsibility provisions in section 4980H of the Internal Revenue Code, under which an employer may be subject to an assessment...more
The government recently issued Notice 2012-59 (August 31, 2012), describing the 90-day limit for waiting periods to enter group health plans, as added by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This notice provides temporary guidance...more
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