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Number two and counting - Congress extends and expands the COBRA subsidy program

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 5 2010

At the beginning of this year, employers, insurers and COBRA administrators revised their procedures and notices to incorporate the extension of the COBRA subsidy added by the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010

HHS GINA proposed regulations HIPAA-covered entities impacted

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 13 2009

Section 105 of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act of 2008 ("GINA") provides that a group health plan or health insurer may not use or disclose genetic information for purposes of underwriting

2013 benefit limits

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 14 2013

The IRS and the Social Security Administration have announced the cost-of-living adjustments for various benefit plan limits for 2013. Limits

Final HIPAA omnibus rules require attention

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 19 2013

The time has come to take out and refresh those business associate agreements, HIPAA privacy and security compliance manuals, and HIPAA privacy

Reporting the cost of health coverage on Forms W-2

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 5 2011

Last week, the Internal Revenue Service (Service) issued Notice 2011-28 which provides interim guidance regarding the informational reporting to employees of their employer-sponsored group health plan coverage (the Notice

Early retiree reinsurance program - HHS releases interim final regulations

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 11 2010

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) charged the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with establishing a temporary Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (the Program) for employment-based health plans that provide health coverage to early retirees

Medicare reporting applies to uninsured liability claims employers may be required to register

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 5 2009

The Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 ("MMSEA") implements new mandatory reporting requirements (referred to as "Section 111 Reporting") to allow Medicare to identify medical claims where another entity, not Medicare, is responsible for payment pursuant to the Medicare Secondary Payor rules

Reimbursing OTC drugs and applying for mini-med waivers

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 7 2010

On September 3, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (OCIIO) independently announced the release of additional Affordable Care Act guidance

Final wellness program rules-beware what you wish for

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 6 2013

With little time to spare before employers finalize their plan designs for 2014, we now have the final rules for wellness programs. The Agencies

Future guidance outlined for automatic enrollment, employer responsibilities and waiting periods

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 23 2012

This month, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury released yet another page from their Affordable Care Act playbook in substantially identical forms