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MEWA held to be not fully insured under ERISA

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
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  • 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 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

Treasury, IRS seek public input and comment on health care reform shared responsibility provisions

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2011

Under health care reform, employers with 50 or more full-time employees that do not offer affordable health coverage to their full-time employees may be required to make a shared responsibility payment

Employer not penalized for failing to provide timely COBRA notice

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

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa held that a family, mistakenly receiving almost a year's worth of free employer coverage

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

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

Notice 2012-59 90 day waiting period limitation

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

For plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, a group health plan or health insurance issuer may not use a waiting period that exceeds 90 days

The Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act extends Health Coverage Tax Credit

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 21 2011

On October 11, 2011, the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act was signed into law

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