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The COBRA premium subsidy law: understanding your compliance obligations

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 19 2009

The recently enacted economic stimulus law has provisions that dramatically and immediately affect compliance with the continued group health plan coverage requirements of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA

CHIPRA: how it affects your group health plan

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 27 2009

Plan sponsors should notify their employees with regard to their special enrolment rights as soon as possible, but no later than April 1, 2009

DOL issues new model COBRA notices to explain COBRA premium subsidy

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 19 2009

Employers and plan administrators must review these notices as soon as possible, as one must be sent out by April 18, 2009

Health care reform: PPACA interim final regulations on pre-existing condition exclusions, lifetime and annual limits, rescissions and patient protections

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 29 2010

The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury have issued interim final rules on pre-existing condition exclusions, lifetime and annual limits, rescission of coverage and patient protections

Health care reform: elimination of retiree drug subsidy deduction

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 21 2010

Employers that provide retiree prescription drug coverage should analyze the increased future tax liability and the current accounting charges necessary to retain retiree prescription drug coverage, and evaluate the practical and legal risks of eliminating this benefit

Interim final regulations on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 16 2010

Employers that offer mental healthsubstance use benefits should evaluate the design of their group health plans to ensure that they comply with the requirements of the interim final regulations

Health care reform: grandfathered health plan regulations

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 15 2010

Employers should review their current benefit plan offerings to determine whether the benefits of maintaining grandfathered health plan coverage outweigh the restrictions on plan design and cost-sharing changes imposed by these Interim Final Rules

Health care reform: agencies clarify that health care reform requirements should not apply to retiree-only plans

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 15 2010

Interim final rules on grandfathered health plans recently issued by the U

IRS guidance on health coverage for children under age 27

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 30 2010

Cafeteria plans must be amended by December 31, 2010, in order to cover children under age 27 for the 2010 plan year

Early retiree reinsurance program

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 6 2010

Employers providing health coverage to early retirees should be aware of the new retiree reinsurance program under Health Care Reform that goes into effect June 1, 2010