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Final rules issued regarding reasonable health insurance premium increases

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2011

Under the Affordable Care Act (health care reform), any proposed rate increase at or above 10 percent by an individual or small group market insurer must be scrutinized by independent experts to ensure justifiability

Legal challenges to health care reform continue to work through the courts

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2011

In late January, a district court in Florida ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is unconstitutional

Same-sex domestic partner policy does not discriminate against opposite-sex couples

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2011

Reversing a decision by the Westchester County Human Rights Commission, a New York appeals court recently held that a policy adopted by a local Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) to offer health care to same-sex domestic partners did not unlawfully discriminate against opposite-sex domestic partners

MEWA held to be not fully insured under ERISA

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2011

When unrelated employers join together in an association or other group to purchase or arrange for health insurance, the association is defined as a "multiple employer welfare arrangement" or "MEWA" under the law

Insurer not a fiduciary when negotiating rates

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 11 2011

The Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that an insurer was not acting as a fiduciary when it negotiated rates with hospitals that favored its health maintenance organization clients over its self-funded plan clients

More health care reform FAQs issued

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 4 2011

Over the past several months DOL, HHS, and the IRS (collectively, the Agencies) have issued a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act

Enforcement of insured plan nondiscrimination rules delayed

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 4 2011

As many employers are by now well aware, the Affordable Care Act imposes nondiscrimination rules on insured non-grandfathered group health plans

IRS issues notice regarding nondiscrimination rule for insured plans

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 29 2010

The IRS issued Notice 2010-63 inviting public comments on the application of rules prohibiting insured group health plans from discriminating in favor of highly compensated individuals (HCIs

Mandatory W-2 reporting of the cost of medical coverage delayed

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 29 2010

Under the PPACA, employers are required to report the cost of employer-sponsored health coverage on their employees' 2011 Forms W-2 (generally issued in early 2012

HHS issues proposed regulations on HIPAA’s privacy, security, and enforcement provisions

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 29 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services recently published proposed regulations for the implementation of statutory changes made to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as provided by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH