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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

U.S. Department of Labor releases new guidance further delaying enforcement for health care reform appeals rules

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 21 2011

The U.S. Department of Labor has released new guidance further delaying enforcement of certain Health Care Reform claims, appeals and external review requirements

California adopts federal tax treatment of health coverage for adult children

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 23 2011

On April 7, 2011, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law California Assembly Bill 36 (AB 36

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: the Supreme Court decision

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 19 2012

On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States resolved more than two years of litigation over one of the most hotly contested acts of Congress, definitively upholding virtually all of President Obama's signature domestic policy achievement, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA

Patient-centered outcomes research trust fund fees assessed on health plans

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 25 2012

The U.S. Department of Treasury recently issued proposed regulations regarding fees imposed on certain types of health plans to fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund

DOL extends notification deadline for purchase of medical benefits on health insurance exchanges

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 28 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) pushed back the deadline for employers to notify their workers that they can purchase medical benefits on health

New October 15 deadline for Medicare Part D creditable non-creditable coverage notices

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 4 2011

Group health plans that offer prescription drug coverage are required to issue a notice of creditable or non-creditable coverage to Medicare-eligible participants and beneficiaries each year prior to the annual Medicare Part D open enrollment period

Proposed ACA regulations on transitional reinsurance program premiums and potential effects for employer-sponsored group health plans

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 6 2012

As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released proposed regulations regarding the estimated amount of annual contributions that are required to be paid to HHS from employer-sponsored group health plans to finance state transitional reinsurance programs

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

What employers need to know for 2012 and 2013 under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 29 2012

With the end of 2012 quickly approaching, and for 2013 planning purposes, this newsletter provides a high-level list of the important changes to be aware of under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the effective date of those required changes