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Judge allows healthcare reform challenge to move forward

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 25 2010

On October 14, a federal judge declined to dismiss two of the six claims in a healthcare reform lawsuit filed by 20 states

"High-risk pool" to take heat off health insurers

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • August 11 2010

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the Hong Kong Government) is considering subsidising a separate insurance pool to cover Hong Kong residents at high risk of medical complications (defined as those with medical costs expected to be more than 200 of those of healthy individuals) or those with pre-existing medical conditions (high-risk individuals) who sign up to a proposed voluntary medical scheme (the Scheme) that will be generally open to all Hong Kong residents

Health care legislation imposes tax on annuity income

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer 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"

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer 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

HHS “early innovator” grants announced

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer 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

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer 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

Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer 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

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer 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

New Jersey releases proposed rule and notice of pre-proposal for disclosure of producer compensation for sales of health insurance policies

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 21 2009

The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (the “Department”) released a draft rule, N.J.A.C. 11:17B-4 (PRN 2009-242) (the “Proposed Rule”), setting forth the specific requirements of N.J.S.A. 17:22A-41.1

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

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer 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