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ERISA litigation: an update from the ALI-ABA conference on financial and insurance litigation

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 21 2010

ERISA litigation, once considered a dull backwater of the law, has been gaining increased interest and attention in recent years: the result of an aging population and an increasingly sophisticated and aggressive plaintiffs' bar

Health care legislation imposes tax on annuity income

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 26 2010

The Health Care and Reconciliation Act (the "Act"), signed into law on March 30, 2010, imposes a tax on annuity income to help pay for the multi-billion dollar reform package set forth in both the Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law on March 23, 2010

Lawmakers agree on year-long "doc fix"

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 20 2010

Following the enactment of a one-month fix in order to prevent looming Medicare cuts to physicians for the month of December, Congress moved swiftly to clear a longer-term solution

Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 9 2009

The House passed its $1 trillion healthcare reform bill over the weekend, following a week-long flurry of behind-the-scenes activity by Democratic leaders, as they worked to line up the 218 votes necessary for passage

Supreme Court of Canada considers the meaning of 'accident' under a group policy

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 22 2010

In the case of Co-operators Life Insurance v Gibbens, 2009 SCC 59, the insured contracted herpes through unprotected sex and, as a result, developed transverse myelitis, a rare complication of herpes, which left him paralysed from the waist down

HHS “early innovator” grants announced

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 8 2010

In late-October, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced state grants to design and implement information technology in order to operate health insurance exchanges

HHS awards consumer assistance grants

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 25 2010

The following day, HHS announced $30 million in grants in conjunction with another portion of Public Law 111-148 - the effort to strengthen consumer assistance programs

Some large insurers stop offering children's policies

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2010

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, Humana, WellPoint, and the Golden Rule subsidiary of UnitedHealth are among the companies that have decided to stop selling child-only policies rather than comply with the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requirement that they cover children with pre-existing conditions effective September 23, 2010

Repeal of antitrust exemption gains traction as House and Senate Democrats reconcile healthcare reform bills

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 8 2010

U.S. House Representatives Peter DeFazio, (D-OR) and Gene Taylor (D-MS) drafted a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in support of repealing the antitrust exemption under the McCarran Ferguson Act for health insurers and medical liability insurers

The Association of British Insurers consults on statement of best practice for critical illness cover

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 17 2010

The Association of British Insurers (the ABI) has recently published a consultation paper on its statement of best practice for critical illness cover