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Medicare Part D: new notice deadline for employer plans

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
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  • USA
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  • September 29 2011

Plan sponsors of group health plans offering prescription drug coverage to Medicare eligible individuals have been responsible for issuing notices to Medicare Part D eligible individuals for several years now

Arizona's new law creates havoc for employers of medical marijuana users

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 21 2010

With its recent passage of Proposition 203, the Medical Marijuana Act ("MMA"), Arizona has joined 15 other states and the District of Columbia in providing an affirmative defense to criminal prosecution for individuals making medical use of marijuana

Correction to September 14th Advisory: Health Reimbursement Arrangements: HHS creates new waiver exemption

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 26 2011

An earlier version of this Client Advisory incorrectly identified December 31, 2011 as the deadline for providing the required notice to employees for HRAs that are not automatically exempt from the PPACA waiver requirements in 2011

Re-seller beware: hospitals treating federal employees should expect the OFCCP

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 5 2013

Hospitals that agree to provide services to the members of a health planHMO ("Plan") also become government contractors, when the Plan covers

IRS relaxes use-it-or-lose-it rule for health flexible spending accounts

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 5 2013

On October 31, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (the "IRS") issued Notice 2013-71, which relaxes (but does not eliminate) the "use-it-or-lose-it"

Health care reform -- Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 17 2011

This Client Advisory focuses on important updates in employer mandates under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("health care reform"

Impact of health care ruling on employers: stay on course for compliance

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 29 2012

On June 28, 2012, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision on the constitutionality of the health care reform requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”

Antitrust attacks on “no-raiding” contracts and sharing of wage information

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 3 2010

Clients frequently ask us for our legal opinions as to whether they may lawfully enter into no-raiding contracts, prohibiting them from hiring or soliciting other businesses' employees

Ninth Circuit holds no ADA protection for medical marijuana use

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 9 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which governs district courts in the region that includes Arizona, recently provided some relief that will likely be welcome to employers

OSHA issues new National Emphasis Program for nursing and residential care facilities

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 13 2012

Operators of nursing and residential care facilities should expect increased OSHA enforcement under a new "National Emphasis Program" ("NEP") announced April 5, 2012