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Religious Institutions Update: October 2016

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Timely Topics - The final rule implementing Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on May...more

Health Update - July 2016

The Vulnerability of Healthcare Information - According to a report the Brookings Institute issued in May 2016, 23% of all data breaches occur in the healthcare industry. Nearly 90% of healthcare organizations had some...more

Religious Institutions: October 2015

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Timely Topics - A non-compete clause, covenant not to compete or restrictive covenant is a contract provision under which one party agrees not to enter into or start a similar profession, trade or business in competition...more

Also In The News - Health Headlines - August 2015 #4

by King & Spalding on

President Obama Signs Outpatient Status Notification Bill On August 6, 2015, President Obama signed the Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility (NOTICE) Act. This legislation requires hospitals...more

Final Rules for Preventive Services

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Departments of Treasury, Labor (DOL) and Health and Human Services (HHS) have issued interim final regulations and Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on the cost-free coverage of preventive services under the...more

Hobby Lobby Redux

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

The regulations set forth two possible approaches to defining a “qualifying closely held for-profit entity” In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 2751 (2014) the Supreme Court held that the requirement to...more

Health Care Reform Implementation Update - July 3, 2013

by Cozen O'Connor on

The Obama administration announced yesterday it was delaying the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Employer Mandate, which requires employers with 50 or more full-time workers to provide affordable health insurance to its employees...more

Final Regulations Issued on Contraceptive Coverage, Religious Organizations

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury recently released final regulations on the exemption from providing coverage for contraceptive and certain other preventive services that is available to...more

Proposed Regulations Released on Contraceptive Coverage Exemption and Accommodation for Nonprofit Religious Employers

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On January 30, the Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services (the “Departments”) released proposed regulations regarding contraceptive coverage for employees of religious employers. This guidance is the...more

Expanded Contraception Coverage Exemption for Religious Organizations Proposed by HHS and IRS

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Treasury have released proposed regulations, a fact sheet, and a press release on the Affordable Care Act contraceptives coverage under Women's Preventive Health Services...more

Health Care Reform Implementation Update - February 4, 2013

by Cozen O'Connor on

Several agency actions on the Affordable Care Act out of HHS and Treasury last week include proposed regulations detailing exemptions from the shared responsibility tax, such as an exemption for those who would qualify for...more

Health Care Reform Blog: HHS Releases Proposed Rules on Contraceptive Coverage for Religious Organizations

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

Today HHS released proposed rules outlining how religious organizations that object to contraception on religious grounds can comply with the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that non-grandfathered health plans cover...more

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