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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

COBRA premium subsidy extended through May 31, 2010

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 21 2010

On April 15, 2010, President Obama signed the Continuing Extension Act of 2010 extending the COBRA premium subsidy eligibility period through May 31, 2010

Supreme Court upholds constitutionality of Affordable Care Act

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 29 2012

In perhaps the most widely anticipated Supreme Court decision since Bush v. Gore in 2000, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) was upheld on Thursday in a narrow 5 to 4 decision

IRS announces retirement plan limitations for 2011

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 2 2010

The Internal Revenue Service announced the 2011 cost-of-living adjustments to the dollar limitations for qualified retirement plans and other benefits, and the Social Security Administration announced its own cost-of-living adjustments for 2011

New York radiology practice sues health care benefits administration firm contracted with major health care insurers alleging antitrust violations

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 27 2008

A New York based radiology practice (the “Plaintiff”) filed an action in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York against a benefits administration firm, CareCore National, LLC, that provides services for insurers including Aetna, GHI, HIP, Healthnet, Healthfirst, and Oxford

CMS delays data collection under Sunshine Act; new rules to ease burdens on providers; MA bills target healthcare costs; CMS proposes Medicaid payment increase; New bill proposes repeal of SGR

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 15 2012

In a May 3 notice on its official blog, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that it will not require data collection under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, until January 1, 2013

COBRA premium subsidy included in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 1 2009

Recognizing that few laid-off employees can afford to continue health coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), laid-off employees will now be eligible for a temporary reduction in their COBRA premiums under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the "Act"

The IRS delivers welcome relief to fully insured group health plans by delaying Affordable Care Act nondiscrimination rules

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 6 2011

The IRS delayed application of the nondiscrimination rules under Internal Revenue Code section 105(h) to fully-insured group health plans

Partial repeal of the insurance antitrust exemption introduced as amendment to Senate healthcare bill

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 4 2009

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) filed an amendment to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) (the “PPACA”) on December 1, 2009, that would repeal the exemption from federal antitrust laws for the health insurance and medical malpractice insurance industries

White House issues health reform progress report

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 23 2012

In a January 18, 2012 report, the White House stated that all states have “taken some action to implement health reform,” and that 28 states and the District of Columbia are “on their way toward establishing their own Affordable Insurance Exchange.”