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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

IRS issues guidance on delay of employer shared responsibility penalties and reporting requirements

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

On July 2, 2013, the Treasury Department made a surprise announcement that enforcement of the Employer Shared Responsibility Mandate, a provision of

HIPAA healthcare reform - prompt attention needed to address upcoming 2013 deadlines

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 27 2013

2013 has already been a busy year for employers with group health plans who are trying to navigate the Affordable Care Act and its immediate

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

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

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”

Health Reimbursement Arrangements: HHS creates new waiver exemption

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 14 2011

This Client Advisory focuses on important updates under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and its application to Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs

Medicare Part D: new notice deadline for employer plans

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

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"

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"