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Sixth Circuit Decision Highlights Fiduciary Duties in Handling Premiums and Disclosing Information

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Key Takeaways - ..Mishandling of premiums can lead to breach of fiduciary duty claims under ERISA against employers. ..Information beyond what is required to be disclosed by ERISA may need to be provided by plan...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Despite Increase in Cost of Materials and Labor, P&C Insurance Remains Affordable

When the cost of materials and labor skyrocketed during the pandemic, some people may have speculated that the cost of paying out insurance claims would climb substantially as well, resulting in losses to the insurance...more

Cozen O'Connor

Renewal of Property Policy Requires Living Insured

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A policy renewal requires a living insured to form a valid insurance contract, the Sixth Circuit recently ruled. In Boby Davis, et al. v. Westfield Ins. Co., Case No. 21-2797 (6th Cir. Mar. 14, 2022), Della Shields received a...more

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Understanding the HHS 2023 Proposed Rule

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for the 2023 Proposed Rule on Wednesday, January 5th 2022. ...more

Dentons

Eighth Circuit Court Affirms Dismissal of COVID 'Overpaid' Premium Suit

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On February 3, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued its decision in the Alissa’s Flowers, Inc. v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Company matter affirming the United States District Court for the...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

The Manatt State Cost Containment Update - February 2022: Additional Resources

Office of Health Strategy (OHS) Roadmap for Strengthening and Sustaining Primary Care, Connecticut Office of Health Strategy (OHS). Draft of as November 2021. In collaboration with the state Department of Social Services...more

Fisher Phillips

5 Takeaways as Washington Legislature Instructs Employers Not to Deduct WA CARES Act Premiums

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Answering the question Fisher Phillips recently posed to Washington employers – to deduct or not to deduct – Governor Inslee signed into law on January 26 the bills swiftly pushed through the legislature that delay collection...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Washington Delays Payroll Tax and Adds Exemptions for Long-Term Services and Support Trust Program

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After months of confusion about whether to begin withholding premiums from employees’ paychecks on January 1, 2022, employers and employees in Washington state have gotten a reprieve from the controversial payroll tax for the...more

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New Laws Postpone Washington Cares Act Employee Premiums to July 1, 2023, and Require Employers to Refund any Premiums Already...

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On January 27, 2022, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed House Bills 1732 and 1733, delaying and amending the Washington Cares Act (WA Cares).  Notably, for employers, the bills delay the obligation to withhold WA Cares...more

Holland & Hart - The Benefits Dial

Talk About Bruno . . . Health Plan Premium Surcharges & Vaccination Status

Last week, the US Supreme Court blocked the OSHA standard requiring private employers with 100 employees or more to vaccinate-or-test for COVID-19 from taking effect (more info here). With the fate of that standard likely...more

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Delaware Bankruptcy Court Rules that Unsecured Creditors of a Solvent Debtor Are Entitled to Post-Petition Interest at the Federal...

On December 22, 2021, Judge Mary Walrath of the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware held in In re The Hertz Corp. that redemption premiums may potentially qualify as unmatured interest, and that, to the extent that...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Eleventh Circuit Highlights Importance of Unambiguous Disclaimers in SPDs

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The Eleventh Circuit recently affirmed an Alabama district court’s decision granting summary judgment in favor of Allstate Insurance Company in a consolidated ERISA class action challenging Allstate’s decision to stop paying...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Important Update—Should Employers Withhold WA Cares Fund Premiums Starting January 1?

This is an updated version of a previous blog we published on statements issued by Washington Governor Jay Inslee and the legislature regarding the WA Cares Fund. On December 17, 2021, Washington Governor Jay Inslee and the...more

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Washington Governor Clarifies That Employers Are Still ‘Legally Obligated’ to Pay Premiums Under the Washington Cares Act

On December 22, 2021, Governor Jay Inslee sent a letter to Washington’s Employment Security Department (ESD) ordering it to not collect premiums under the Washington Cares Fund program until the legislature addresses some of...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Washington Long-Term Cares Fund Update: Employers Advised to Withhold Premiums Starting January 1

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee has clarified that, starting January 1, “employers will still be legally obligated to pay the full amount owed to state ESD [Employment Security Department] to begin the long-term care program”...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Governor Inslee Postpones Collection of the WA Cares Fund Premium: Lawsuit and Postponement May Signal Repeal

On Friday, December 17, 2021, following pressure from the state Democratic leadership, Washington State employees, and the recent lawsuit filed by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Pacific Bells, et. al. v. Inslee, Governor Inslee...more

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Washington Employers Allowed to Delay January 2022 Start Date for Collecting “Washington Cares Act” Premiums from Employees

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In a statement on Friday, December 17, 2021, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced that employers may wait to begin collecting premiums from employees for the new Washington Cares Act (WA Cares), while legislation is under...more

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Washington Governor and Legislative Leaders Announce Delay in Long-Term Care Fund

On December 17, 2021, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig, and House Speaker Laurie Jinkins released a joint statement announcing that the premium assessment under the Washington Cares Fund...more

Woodruff Sawyer

Looking Ahead to 2022: A Guide to Property & Casualty Risk Management and Insurance

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The last few years have been a reckoning for the insurance industry and just when we thought insurance buyers might feel relief, COVID-19 entered the picture and extended challenging market conditions into 2021....more

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House Passes Build Back Better Act

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Early Friday morning, the U.S. House of Representatives approved President Biden’s sweeping social and climate spending proposal known as the Build Back Better Framework. Key provisions in the approximately $2 trillion bill...more

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New York Insurance Coverage Law Update - October 2021

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Court Holds That Contractor’s Insurer Must Defend Owner As Additional Insured In Personal Injury Action Filed By Subcontractor’s Employee- A premises owner hired a contractor to perform an oil-to-gas boiler conversion, and...more

McDermott Will & Emery

IRS Provides New Guidance on COBRA Election and Payment Deadlines

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In Notice 2021-58 (the Notice), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) clarified that the one-year tolling relief periods for Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) elections and initial premium payments run...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Don’t Pay a Premium: Texas Solicits Comments Regarding Major Changes to Health Plan Rating

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Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) in 2010, Texas has deferred to the federal government with respect to certain aspects of health plan rate review. That’s about to change. On October 19, 2021, the...more

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Federal Agencies Issue FAQ on Health Plan Premium Discounts for COVID-19 Vaccinations

The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a set of Frequently Asked Questions about the interaction of HIPAA, the Affordable Care Act, and various group health plan issues relating to the COVID-19...more

Groom Law Group, Chartered

IRS Guidance Sheds Light on COBRA Premium Payment Deadlines in the Time of COVID-19

On October 6, 2021, the IRS released Notice 2021-58 (the “Notice”), which provides yet another round of guidance on the application of extended deadlines for COBRA elections and payments due to COVID-19. This guidance expands...more

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