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New Jersey releases proposed rule and notice of pre-proposal for disclosure of producer compensation for sales of health insurance policies

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 21 2009

The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (the “Department”) released a draft rule, N.J.A.C. 11:17B-4 (PRN 2009-242) (the “Proposed Rule”), setting forth the specific requirements of N.J.S.A. 17:22A-41.1

Partial repeal of the insurance antitrust exemption introduced as amendment to Senate healthcare bill

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 4 2009

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) filed an amendment to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) (the “PPACA”) on December 1, 2009, that would repeal the exemption from federal antitrust laws for the health insurance and medical malpractice insurance industries

Repeal of antitrust exemption gains traction as House and Senate Democrats reconcile healthcare reform bills

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

U.S. House Representatives Peter DeFazio, (D-OR) and Gene Taylor (D-MS) drafted a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in support of repealing the antitrust exemption under the McCarran Ferguson Act for health insurers and medical liability insurers

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

Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 9 2009

The House passed its $1 trillion healthcare reform bill over the weekend, following a week-long flurry of behind-the-scenes activity by Democratic leaders, as they worked to line up the 218 votes necessary for passage

Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 7 2009

The Senate returned from Thanksgiving break last week and resumed consideration of its healthcare reform bill in earnest, debating and voting on several amendments to the legislation

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

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

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"

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