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Guidance on HRAs and other employer payment plans

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 26 2013

Under ACA for 2014. The Treasury and Department of Labor recently published guidance on the application of the Affordable Care Act Market Reforms on

Proposed regulations issued for excepted benefits

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2014

The Departments of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services recently issued proposed regulations that generally expand the definition of

Failure to notify participant that coverage is out of network may be a fiduciary breach

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 31 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in an en banc decision, held that the husband of a deceased plan participant may continue with his

MEWA held to be not fully insured under ERISA

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2011

When unrelated employers join together in an association or other group to purchase or arrange for health insurance, the association is defined as a "multiple employer welfare arrangement" or "MEWA" under the law

New COBRA subsidy rules

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 19 2010

The Temporary Extension Act of 2010 (TEA), signed into law by President Obama on March 2, 2010, includes a number of important changes to the COBRA premium subsidy provisions enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA

New guidance regarding preventive services, cost sharing, and wellness

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 31 2014

On January 9, 2014, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (collectively, the "Departments") issued

Final rules: essential health benefits, cost-sharing, and actuarial value

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 31 2013

Beginning in 2014, non-grandfathered individual health insurance policies and policies issued to small employers must provide "essential health

Legal challenges to health care reform continue to work through the courts

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2011

In late January, a district court in Florida ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is unconstitutional

Same-sex domestic partner policy does not discriminate against opposite-sex couples

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2011

Reversing a decision by the Westchester County Human Rights Commission, a New York appeals court recently held that a policy adopted by a local Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) to offer health care to same-sex domestic partners did not unlawfully discriminate against opposite-sex domestic partners

Summary of benefits and coverage: final rules issued

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2012

Group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group health insurance coverage are required to provide a written summary of benefits and coverage (SBC) for each benefit package that is offered