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New informal guidance issued on various health reform mandates

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2010

On September 20, 2010, new important guidance relating to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA") was issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”

Interim final regulations for internal claims and appeals; external review processes for group health plans and health insurance coverage

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2010

Group health plans and health insurance issuers (other than "grandfathered health plans") must begin complying with new internal claims and appeals and external review procedures for plan years commencing on or after September 23, 2010

HHS releases final application, instructions and application submission dos and don’ts on early retiree reinsurance program

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 30 2010

In earlier client alerts, we reported that the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an interim final rule that implements the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program established by the Affordable Care Act (the "Act"

Health care reform: interim final regulations released for preexisting condition exclusions, lifetime and annual limits, rescissions, and patient protections

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2010

On June 23, 2010, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury released final interim regulations (the "Regulations") relating to preexisting condition exclusions, lifetime and annual limits, rescissions, and other patient protections under the Affordable Care Act (the "Act"

Grandfathered health plan interim final regulations released

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 21 2010

On June 14, 2010, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury released final interim regulations relating to the status of grandfathered health plans under the Affordable Care Act (the "Act"

Health coverage for children to age 26: interim final regulations

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 11 2010

On May 10, 2010, the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services published interim final regulations (the "Regulations") implementing the requirements regarding dependent coverage of children who have not attained age 26 for group health plans and health insurance issuers under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (the "Act"

Show me the money: HHS issues guidance on the new Early Retiree Reinsurance Program

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 10 2010

In an earlier client alert, we reported that the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an interim final rule with a 30-day public comment period that implements the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program established by the Affordable Care Act (the "Act"

Important IRS guidance on tax treatment of health coverage for children under age 27

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 28 2010

On April 27, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service (the "IRS") issued Notice 2010-38 (the "Notice"), which provides important guidance regarding the tax treatment of employer-provided health coverage to employees' adult children

Implications for multiemployer welfare benefit plans

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 12 2010

As part of our continuing initiative to help clients understand the complexities of the new health care reform changes in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) (the Reform Act), as amended by the Health Care & Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4872) (the Reconciliation Act), the Proskauer Health Care Reform Task Force has prepared this client alert focusing on the most significant ways in which the new law affects multiemployer welfare benefit plans

Health care reform has arrived: “grandfathered plans”

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 1 2010

Understanding and interpreting the new sweeping healthcare reform changes is now a top priority for all employers