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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

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

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

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

More to follow? Connecticut AG brings first HIPAA violation case

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 21 2010

Last week, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal sued Health Net of Connecticut (Health Net), which is part of Health Net, Inc., a multi-state managed care company, for violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA

Group health plan and insurance coverage: final guidance issued on summary of benefits and coverage

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 16 2012

The U.S. Departments of the Treasury, Labor (DOL) and HHS (collectively, the "Departments") recently released final regulations governing the summary of benefits and coverage and the uniform glossary for group health plans and health insurance coverage

IRS releases proposed regulations on fees to fund patient-centered outcomes research

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 26 2012

On April 12, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations implementing fees on certain health insurance issuers and self-funded group health plan sponsors to help finance the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA

PPACA -- OCIIO to launch insurance options portal

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 24 2010

As required by PPACA, the initial phase of a federal web portal to "guide Americans through a comprehensive landscape of insurance options across the private and public sectors" is slated to go online July 1, 2010."

Department of Labor issues new model COBRA notices

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 23 2009

On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the "Act"

Stay tuned! Employer Mandate reporting requirements and enforcement delayed; silence on the Individual Mandate and Exchanges

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 3 2013

On July 2, 2013, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced in its Treasury Notes blog that the Employer Mandate tax payment provisions and

IRS announces delay in nondiscrimination rules for insured medical plans

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 7 2011

On December 22, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service released IRS Notice 2011-1 (to be published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin on January 10, 2011) delaying the implementation of new nondiscrimination rules for fully insured medical plans

FTC continues crackdown on unlawful collective fee negotiations

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 25 2009

The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) aggressive enforcement of the antitrust laws regarding collective fee negotiations continued this month when the FTC sued a California independent practice association (IPA) for allegedly fixing the prices charged to healthcare insurers