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Final summary of benefits and coverage rules a rocky compliance road for employer plans

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 20 2012

On February 14th the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services (the Departments) issued final regulations regarding the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) Rules under the Affordable Care Act

Mandatory fees on health plan insurers and plan sponsors to fund research

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 18 2012

Last week, the Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations on the fees imposed on specified health insurance issuers and plan sponsors of self-funded health plans under the Affordable Care Act to help fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

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

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"

2013 benefit limits

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 14 2013

The IRS and the Social Security Administration have announced the cost-of-living adjustments for various benefit plan limits for 2013. Limits

Final HIPAA omnibus rules require attention

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 19 2013

The time has come to take out and refresh those business associate agreements, HIPAA privacy and security compliance manuals, and HIPAA privacy

Reporting the cost of health coverage on Forms W-2

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 5 2011

Last week, the Internal Revenue Service (Service) issued Notice 2011-28 which provides interim guidance regarding the informational reporting to employees of their employer-sponsored group health plan coverage (the Notice

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