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New Affordable Care Act fess impact group health plans in 2013 and 2014

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2013

On July 31, 2013, the first of various fees will be due that are imposed by the Affordable Care Act on self-insured group health plans andor issuers

Common control or overlapping ownership can change how to identify the "employer" for PPACA purposes

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 15 2012

This is the third in a series of Executive Alerts in the Special Health Care Reform Series

IRS releases proposed regulations on fees to fund patient-centered outcomes research

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 26 2012

On April 12, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations implementing fees on certain health insurance issuers and self-funded group health plan sponsors to help finance the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA

Group health plan and insurance coverage: final guidance issued on summary of benefits and coverage

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 16 2012

The U.S. Departments of the Treasury, Labor (DOL) and HHS (collectively, the "Departments") recently released final regulations governing the summary of benefits and coverage and the uniform glossary for group health plans and health insurance coverage

IRS clarifies W-2 reporting requirements for employer-sponsored health plan coverage

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 19 2012

In early January, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2012-9, which clarified and revised the requirements for disclosing the aggregate cost of employer-sponsored health coverage on employees' annual Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statements

IRS announces delay in nondiscrimination rules for insured medical plans

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 7 2011

On December 22, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service released IRS Notice 2011-1 (to be published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin on January 10, 2011) delaying the implementation of new nondiscrimination rules for fully insured medical plans

Regulatory agencies publish interim procedures for federal external review processes for non-grandfathered self-insured health plans and model notices for internal appeal and external review determinations

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 31 2010

Non-grandfathered self-insured group health plans now have guidance regarding the new requirements for federal external reviews of adverse benefit determinations

It’s time to start drafting: several health care reform model notices issued

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 19 2010

Several health care reform-related model notices have been issued since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA") and recently have been made available on the Department of Labor's (DOL) website

Early Retiree Reinsurance Program application now available

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 14 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") has made available the final form of the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program ("ERRP") Application on its website

Questions and answers regarding the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 11 2010

The Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (the "Program") was established by Congress through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the "Affordable Care Act"