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A benefits primer on the economic stimulus package COBRA, Transit and HIPAA

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 24 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ('ARRA') was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009

Medicare reporting applies to uninsured liability claims employers may be required to register

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 5 2009

The Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 ("MMSEA") implements new mandatory reporting requirements (referred to as "Section 111 Reporting") to allow Medicare to identify medical claims where another entity, not Medicare, is responsible for payment pursuant to the Medicare Secondary Payor rules

The FTC Red Flags Rule impact on employee benefit programs

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 18 2009

The Red Flags Rule (the "Rule") is a set of regulations and guidelines that require financial institutions and creditors with certain types of consumer accounts to implement steps and programs to help identify certain patterns and other activities that constitute "red flags" for possible identity theft

HHS GINA proposed regulations HIPAA-covered entities impacted

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 13 2009

Section 105 of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act of 2008 ("GINA") provides that a group health plan or health insurer may not use or disclose genetic information for purposes of underwriting

What you always wanted for the holidays a COBRA subsidy extension

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 23 2009

At the beginning of this year, employers, insurers and COBRA administrators revised their procedures and notices to implement the COBRA subsidy provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ("ARRA"

Preventive care rules under the Affordable Care Act

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 19 2010

On July 14, 2010, the Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services (the Departments) issued another round of guidance implementing the Affordable Care Act group health plan provisions

Internal appeals and external review processes under the Affordable Care Act

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 27 2010

On July 22, 2010, the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services (the "Departments") issued another round of guidance implementing the Affordable Care Act group health plan provisions

GINA interim final regulations wellness and disease management programs impacted

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 13 2009

Title I of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act of 2008 ("GINA") generally prohibits group health plans, health insurance issuers in the group and individual markets and issuers of Medicare supplemental policies from using genetic information to discriminate and from collecting genetic information

Number two and counting - Congress extends and expands the COBRA subsidy program

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 5 2010

At the beginning of this year, employers, insurers and COBRA administrators revised their procedures and notices to incorporate the extension of the COBRA subsidy added by the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010

Early retiree reinsurance program - HHS releases interim final regulations

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 11 2010

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) charged the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with establishing a temporary Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (the Program) for employment-based health plans that provide health coverage to early retirees