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Gold Dome Report - March 2018 #8

Legislators rounded third and headed for home today under the Gold Dome, completing Legislative Day 36 of 40. But even as the legislative session enters the home stretch, there remains much work to be done. After full...more

Congress Considers Additional Refinements to Dodd-Frank, Addressing Duplicative Regulation of Insurers and Thrift Holding...

On March 7, 2018, the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services heard testimony on the issue of duplicative regulation of insurers that are also savings and loan...more

Final Mass. “Adult-Use” Marijuana Regulations Require “Marijuana Establishments” to Have Liability Insurance

by Reed Smith on

As part of its “adult-use” marijuana regulations, which are expected to take effect next week, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will require that “Marijuana Establishments” – which include cultivators, manufacturers, and...more

Gold Dome Report - March 2018 #6

After a busy committee workday yesterday with legislators attempting to move last-minute propositions through the legislative gauntlet, lawmakers returned to the Capitol today to consider bills and resolutions on their...more

WV Legislative Brief - March 2018

by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC on

The 2018 teachers’ strike in West Virginia reached an end on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The strike was the longest in state history, lasting a total of 13 days – 2 days longer than the 1990 teachers’ strike. The strike ended...more

Deep Dive: Association Health Plans - Part 1

by Bryan Cave on

On October 12, 2017, President Trump signed a “Presidential Executive Order Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States” (the “Executive Order”) to “facilitate the purchase of insurance across State...more

Rep. Lucido’s Macomb Solution to get rid of Michigan’s Mandatory Car Insurance is Ludicrous

by Michigan Auto Law on

So-called “Macomb Solution” to get rid of mandatory car insurance in Michigan and allowing drivers to elect to be uninsured is epically bad idea; financial ruin if a car crash occurs - Macomb County Rep. Pete Lucido’s...more

Gold Dome Report - February 2018 #15

When the Senate adjourned at last night at 9PM after considering over 40 propositions, the House was just getting started. When the gavel fell on Crossover Day just after 1AM this morning, the House had voted on over 60...more

Gold Dome Report - February 2018 #13

The House and Senate capped off a busy pre-Crossover week with several weighty propositions on their respective floors. In the Senate, members considered the “Keep Faith and Freedom in Adoption and Foster Care Act”, a...more

Gold Dome Report - February 2018 #11

Sixteen more days! But, who is counting? Sine Die is quickly approaching, marking an end to Georgia’s 2018 legislative session. Thus, committees in the House and Senate are now meeting in earnest as lawmakers introduce their...more

Impact of US Tax Reform on Insurance Companies

On December 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law a budget reconciliation act commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). This sweeping tax bill represents the most comprehensive reform of U.S. tax...more

House Passes Bill to Amend TRID Rule Disclosures

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On February 14, 2018, the United States House of Representatives passed the TRID Improvement Act of 2017, H.R. 3978, by a vote of 245 to 171. The bill would amend the manner in which title insurance premiums are disclosed...more

Will partisan assault on Obamacare also rack up costs of car insurance?

Although Congressional Republicans and the Trump Administration may not want to stop their relentless assault on the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, there may be other reasons to persuade them to do so....more

Wyoming Enacts Legislation And Adopts New Regulations Governing Credit For Reinsurance And Term And Universal Life Insurance...

by Carlton Fields on

New regulations relating to credit for reinsurance and term and universal life insurance reserve financing took effect in Wyoming on November 30, 2017. The regulations implement amendments to Wyoming statutes that took effect...more

Health Care Weekly Preview from ML Strategies – February 2018 #2

We closed last week with a budget deal that addressed nearly every health care stakeholder issue. With 2017 finally over, we begin 2018 with the next budget. This week the Administration will release its FY 2019 budget and...more

Gold Dome Report - February 2018 #6

Lawmakers hit the ground running today with Legislative Day 19, riding on good news on tax revenues that emerged late last week. On Friday, Governor Deal announced that the state’s tax revenues for the month of January were...more

Bills to replace Michigan No Fault with pure tort liability insurance system introduced

by Michigan Auto Law on

Here is what a pure tort liability system will mean for car accident victims and drivers in Michigan - Yesterday House Republicans introduced legislation to repeal Michigan’s 45-year-old No Fault auto insurance law and...more

Plan to Repeal Michigan No-Fault Auto Law Expected

by Michigan Auto Law on

Republican plan to repeal No Fault and return Michigan to a pure tort liability insurance state expected as soon as tomorrow - House Republicans will introduce – maybe as soon as this Tuesday – a controversial plan to...more

Gold Dome Report - February 2018 #2

The General Assembly returned to work today with a fresh spirit of cooperation. After delaying action Thursday on the compromise version of HB 159, the much-debated adoption bill, the Senate voted 53-2 to approve the...more

Gold Dome Report - February 2018

Although all signs this morning pointed to a quiet day under the Gold Dome, the halls quickly became abuzz with news of a compromise on HB 159, the adoption bill authored by Rep. Bert Reeves (R-Marietta). The masses got their...more

As Congress Struggles With ACA Repeal, Trump Administration Moves Forward With Regulatory Reform

The Trump administration and Republican-led Congress spent substantial time and political capital in 2017 on efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and enact sweeping Medicaid reform. By the end of the...more

2018 Budget Deal Delays Several Affordable Care Act Taxes and Fees

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

On January 22, 2018, President Trump signed into law H.R. 195 (hereinafter referred to as the “2018 Budget Deal”) which ended the federal government shutdown and funds the federal government through February 8, 2018. In...more

Beltway Buzz - January, 2018 #4

Crisis (Largely) Averted. On the evening of January 22, President Trump signed a continuing resolution that ended the brief weekend government shutdown and that will keep the lights on and trains running until February 8. It...more

New York Executive Budget Proposes Corporate Ownership of Retail Clinics, Tax on Not-for-Profit Health Insurance Conversions

Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his proposed $168 billion budget for fiscal year 2019, which proposes several changes to New York’s healthcare landscape. Among other things, the budget contains amendments that would...more

Sorry, We Are Closed – The Government's Budget Haggling And Its Impact On Event Cancellation Insurance

by Zelle LLP on

As the deadline for passing a permanent funding bill expired on January 19, 2018, the United States government shut down for the first time in over four years. At the heart of the current budget drama is disagreement amongst...more

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