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HHS to Health Insurers: Same Treatment for Same-Sex Couples

A release and a blog post from the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) on Friday announced that starting in 2015, health insurance companies will be required to offer coverage to same-sex spouses if they offer...more

"Health Care and Life Sciences: Affordable Care Act Rollout to Impact M&A and Enforcement Activity"

Health care and life sciences companies face a variety of issues in 2014, including further difficulties with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rollout because of legal and logistical challenges, the potential dampening of...more

The Affordable Care Act Comes Of Age

Since President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in March 2010, various provisions of the law have taken effect. However, its core pieces become effective this year....more

Health Reform + Related Health Policy News - June 2013

In This Issue: - Top News ..CMS Finalizes MLR Rule for Plans, Maintaining Application to Part D Sponsors ..Early State Filings Show Premium Reductions under ACA ..HHS Received More Than 830 Letters of...more

CMS Releases Rules on Notice of Benefits and Payment Parameters Implementing Risk Adjustment, Reinsurance and Risk Corridor...

On March 1, 2013, CMS released a proposed rule, an interim final rule and a final rule—set for publication in the Federal Register on March 11, 2013—that implement the risk adjustment, reinsurance and risk corridor programs...more

Understanding The Impacts Of The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act

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

Corporate Law Report: Workplace Romances, FMLA Changes, California Tax News, and More [Video]

Our latest Corporate Law Report includes a look at how to deal with office relationships, changes to FMLA rules to benefit veterans, an unfortunate tax development for investors in certain California business, and other...more

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

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

Proposed Rules Implementing Affordable Care Act Rules Prohibit Discrimination by Health Insurers and Set Standards for Essential...

On November 20, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued proposed rules under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, as amended (the Affordable Care Act or the Act), which beginning in...more

2013 and 2014 under the Affordable Care Act

With the close of 2012 approaching fast, employers should consider the following checklist of items as the nation moves ahead with compliance with the Affordable Care Act. Effective in 2013: The following list...more

HHS Announces Undocumented Individuals With Deferred Action Status Ineligible For Affordable Care Act’s Preexisting Condition...

On August 30, 2012, HHS announced an amendment to an interim final regulation that pertains to the Affordable Care Act’s Preexisting Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) program. 77 Fed. Reg. 52614. ...more

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