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Hobby Lobby: likely first of many cases pitting religion against ACA

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 10 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 30, 2014, ruled 5-4 that a closely held, for-profit corporation can qualify for an exemption from the U.S. Department

Common control or overlapping ownership can change how to identify the "employer" for PPACA purposes

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 15 2012

This is the third in a series of Executive Alerts in the Special Health Care Reform Series

Changing financial landscape for medical debts of the uninsured

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 23 2014

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has afforded many with the opportunity to obtain insurance coverage. Despite the opportunity, a

New rules for group health plans and health insurance issuers relating to coverage of preventive health services without cost sharing

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 16 2010

On July 14, 2010, the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued interim final rules to implement the provisions of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) requiring non-grandfathered group health plans and health insurance issuers in the group and individual markets to provide coverage for preventive health services listed in certain recommendations and guidelines without imposing any cost-sharing requirements on covered individuals

Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4872): summary of main tax-related provisions

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 5 2010

Last month, both houses of Congress approved of landmark health care reform legislation

DOJ and HHS announce anti-fraud partnership with private insurers

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 2 2012

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that they will partner with private insurers to share information and best practices to deter fraudulent billings that implicate both government and private insurance programs, such as Medicare Advantage Plans that are subsidized by Medicare and administered by private insurers

Professional liability insurance - sexual assault loophole

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 29 2011

Radiology Associates filed suit against its insurers to compel the insurers to defend Radiology Associates against claims stemming from an employee's alleged sexual assault of a patient while performing an unauthorized examination at their facility

Group not protected by an insurer's bad faith settlement under a physician's malpractice policy

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 11 2008

In a recent case, the Seventh Circuit held that a medical group could not pursue a claim against an insurer for refusing to settle a malpractice claim against one of the group's physicians, within the physician's malpractice policy limits, where the group was not an insured under the policy

DOL issues mental health parity guidance

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 7 2012

On May 18, 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a set of 14 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) and the related regulations of the DOL, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of the Treasury (collectively "the Departments"

Federal conscience protections and religious employer exceptions -- a year in review

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 5 2012

The year 2011 saw increased activity in the area of provider and religious employer conscience exceptions under federal law