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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

Medical plan preauthorization language violates SPD standards

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 29 2012

In Koehler v. AETNA Health Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that Aetna’s benefits decision was not, as a matter of law, entitled to deference where the same document, Aetna’s certificate of coverage, served as both the plan document and summary plan description (SPD

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

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

Play-or-Pay Mandate postponed

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 3 2013

Yesterday the Obama Administration indicated it would delay enforcement of the so-called "Play-or-Pay Mandate," scheduled to become effective January

Health care reform update

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2010

Regulations implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) have been coming out at a steady pace

New guidance regarding the age-26 dependent coverage mandate

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2010

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, group health plans that extend coverage to dependent children must continue to make such coverage available until age 26

Small business tax credit for employer health insurance contributions

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2010

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued guidance on a tax credit made available through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that benefits certain small employers who help defray the cost of their employees' health insurance premiums

Health reimbursement arrangements and waivers: immediate action required

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

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (PPACA), a group health plan's ability to impose annual limits on essential health benefits is restricted for plan years beginning before January 1, 2014 and prohibited altogether for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2014

IRS issues notice regarding nondiscrimination rule for insured plans

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 29 2010

The IRS issued Notice 2010-63 inviting public comments on the application of rules prohibiting insured group health plans from discriminating in favor of highly compensated individuals (HCIs