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ERISA litigation: an update from the ALI-ABA conference on financial and insurance litigation

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

ERISA litigation, once considered a dull backwater of the law, has been gaining increased interest and attention in recent years: the result of an aging population and an increasingly sophisticated and aggressive plaintiffs' bar

Rhode Island imposes readability standards for health insurance policies

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

Effective August 31, 2010, the Rhode Island Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner ("OHIC") will impose a readability requirement for all health insurance policies to be readable at the eighth grade level measured by the Flesch-Kincade formula

Rhode Island 2011 budget - tax implications for surplus lines insurers and medical malpractice joint underwriters association

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 16 2010

The 2011 Rhode Island state budget, which was enacted as HB 7397A and signed into law June 2, 2010, amends the taxation statutes applicable to surplus lines insurers and the Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriters Association

Federal funding for temporary high-risk insurance pool program to begin Summer 2010

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 8 2010

In July 2010, some of the first money allocated by the new health care reform law will start flowing to states that have elected to participate in the federal temporary high-risk insurance pool program

New York Insurance Department’s proposed circular letter re: the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 6 2010

On April 26, 2010, the New York Insurance Department (the "NYID") proposed a circular letter to provide additional guidance to insurers on the impact of the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (the "Act"

Health care legislation imposes tax on annuity income

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 26 2010

The Health Care and Reconciliation Act (the "Act"), signed into law on March 30, 2010, imposes a tax on annuity income to help pay for the multi-billion dollar reform package set forth in both the Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law on March 23, 2010

Iowa enacts law requiring 30-day rate hike notice from health insurers

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2010

On April 9, 2010, Iowa's governor Chet Culver signed measures (Senate File 2201) designed to create greater transparency and disclosure of health insurance premiums, and to expand the rights of consumers prior to any rate increases by insurance companies

Massachusetts health insurers sue over rejected rate increases

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 6 2010

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans have sued the Massachusetts Division of Insurance (DOI) after the DOI's decision last week to reject most proposed rate increases for small businesses for the current calendar quarter

Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate March 29, 2010

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 29 2010

Healthcare reform's long and often bumpy journey through Congress came to a close last week, as President Obama signed into law the 2,000 page legislation that will overhaul the nation's healthcare system

Medicare secondary payer reporting deadline extended

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2010

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") has revised the timeline for non-group health plan ("NGHP") reporting under the Medicare secondary payer reporting provisions of Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 ("Section 111"