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Reminder: HPID deadline is November 5th

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 30 2014

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requiring all self-insured health plans to obtain a Health Plan Identifier number (HPID) as

Insurance topics we will be watching in 2014

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 6 2014

With the first month of the year behind us, this report outlines major insurance topics that we will be watching throughout 2014.Forces, trends and

NAIC report: fall 2013 national meeting

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 23 2013

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) returned to Washington, D.C. for its Fall meeting - the final National Meeting for 2013

Final rules for Summary of Benefits and Coverage for health plans

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 5 2012

The tri-agency task force has issued several new items of guidance relating to the Summary of Benefits and Coverage required for group health plans and health insurance issuers under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Supreme Court to hear appeal on constitutionality of health reform law

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 16 2011

On Monday, November 14, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari to hear an appeal from a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit that the individual mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is unconstitutional

Guidance on purchasing health coverage in an insurance exchange

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 19 2011

On August 17, 2011, the Departments of Health and Human Services and Treasury, respectively, issued guidance on the ability of individuals and small employers to purchase health coverage in an insurance exchange, and the premium tax credits for individuals who buy that coverage and whose income is between 100 and 400 of the federal poverty level

Eleventh Circuit rules PPACA mandate is unconstitutional Supreme Court review likely

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 15 2011

On August 12, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that the individual mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was unconstitutional because it exceeded enumerated congressional authority under the commerce clause of the Constitution, but that the mandate was severable, with the result that the remainder of PPACA is constitutional

Changes to PPACA claims and external review rules include more transition relief

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 29 2011

On June 24, 2011, the tri-agency task force drafting regulations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) published interim final regulations amending the regulations regarding internal claims and appeals and external review processes for group and individual health care coverage issued in July 2010

The latest guidance on health reform: reporting the cost of coverage to employees and more FAQs on grandfathered plans

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 8 2011

Recently, the Internal Revenue Service issued guidance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to implement the requirement that employers report the cost of employer-sponsored health coverage to employees on Form W-2

Another strike against PPACA

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 2 2011

A second court has ruled that the individual mandate to maintain health insurance coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is unconstitutional