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Obama administration issues ACA health coverage waiting period regulations

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 3 2014

On February 24, 2014, the Departments of HHS, Labor, and Treasury published final regulations that generally bar employer-sponsored group health

House approves "Keep Your Health Plan Act"

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 3 2013

On November 15, 2013, the House of Representatives voted 261 to 157 to approve H.R. 3350, the "Keep Your Health Plan Act," which would allow health

Hearings this week on Medicare reform, chronic care, employer-provided insurance

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 12 2011

On October 12, 2011, the Senate Special Committee on Aging is holding a hearing entitled “A Time for Solutions: Finding Consensus in the Medicare Reform Debate."

Obama administration issues final ACA wellness program rules

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 11 2013

On May 29, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor (DOL) and HHS released final regulations regarding wellness programs

New law increases Medicare physician rates through Nov. 2010, clarifies hospital outpatient "3-day payment window" policy

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 12 2010

On June 25, 2010, President Obama signed into law HR 3962, the "Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act of 2010."

CMS proposes rules for CO-OP insurance program

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2011

On July 20, 2011, CMS published a proposed rule to implement the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (COOP) program, which was mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to provide loans to encourage the creation of consumer-governed, private, nonprofit health insurance issuers

Genetic non-discrimination rules published

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 15 2009

On October 7, 2009, CMS published an interim final rule with comment period implementing sections certain provisions of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) that prohibit discrimination based on genetic information in health insurance coverage and group health plans

CMS finalizes rules on payments to retiree prescription drug plan sponsors

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 25 2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a final rule that implements provisions regarding the reporting of gross covered retiree plan-related prescription drug costs and retained rebates by Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) sponsors

IRS proposes regulations to implement certain ACA insurance premium tax credit, medical loss ratio provisions

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 13 2013

On May 3, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published proposed regulations implementing the ACA's health insurance premium tax credit, as

Obama administration proposes rules on incentives for nondiscriminatory wellness programs in group health plans

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 29 2012

The Obama administration published a proposed rule on November 26, 2012 that addresses nondiscriminatory wellness programs in group health plan coverage, consistent with ACA requirements, effective for plan years starting on or after January 1, 2014