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

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
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  • USA
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  • 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

Proposed regulations would promote growth of wellness programs

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
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  • USA
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  • January 2 2013

Five federal agencies have collectively proposed regulations to implement elements of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") healthcare reform legislation

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

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
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  • 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”

Medicare Part D: new notice deadline for employer plans

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

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

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

2013 and 2014 under the Affordable Care Act - updated as of May 14, 2013

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
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  • USA
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  • May 23 2013

Employers should consider the following checklist of new requirements as the nation moves ahead with compliance with the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"

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"

Let the seller beware: hospitals treating HMO patients employed by the federal government are “subcontractors” governed by affirmative action laws

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 3 2013

When a health planHMO ("Plan") provides group health coverage to employers, including the federal government, the hospitals that treat federal

EEOC subpoena for fitness test information not enforced

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 2 2011

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in its investigations of charges, often seeks records far beyond those relating merely to the charging party and his or her allegations. When an employer resists an EEOC subpoena, it typically results in a court action for the subpoena's enforcement