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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

Nondiscrimination rules delayed for insured health plans

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 1 2011

The Affordable Care Act imposes, for the first time, nondiscrimination rules on non-grandfathered, insured group health plans similar to those that apply to self-insured plans under Section 105(h) of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code

ACA implementation continues

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 19 2012

As the dust still settles from the U.S. Supreme Court's decision, one thing is certain, employer implementation of the Affordable Care Act must continue

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

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

Reimbursing OTC drugs and applying for mini-med waivers

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 7 2010

On September 3, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (OCIIO) independently announced the release of additional Affordable Care Act guidance