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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

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

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

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

Nondiscrimination rules delayed for insured health plans

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 1 2011

The Affordable Care Act imposes, for the first time, nondiscrimination rules on non-grandfathered, insured group health plans similar to those that apply to self-insured plans under Section 105(h) of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code

Final summary of benefits and coverage rules a rocky compliance road for employer plans

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 20 2012

On February 14th the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services (the Departments) issued final regulations regarding the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) Rules under the Affordable Care Act

Internal appeals and external review processes under the Affordable Care Act

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 27 2010

On July 22, 2010, the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services (the "Departments") issued another round of guidance implementing the Affordable Care Act group health plan provisions

The next generation of appeals procedures new federal external review process and model notices

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 27 2010

On August 23, 2010, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury (the Departments) announced the release of EBSA Technical Release 2010-01 (the Technical Release), which establishes an interim federal external review process for non-grandfathered self-insured group health plans