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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


GINA interim final regulations wellness and disease management programs impacted
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2009

Title I of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act of 2008 ("GINA") generally prohibits group health plans, health insurance issuers in the group and individual markets and issuers of Medicare supplemental policies from using genetic information to discriminate and from collecting genetic information


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


New guidance issued for reporting the cost of health coverage on Forms W-2
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2012

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


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


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


Mandatory fees on health plan insurers and plan sponsors to fund research
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2012

Last week, the Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations on the fees imposed on specified health insurance issuers and plan sponsors of self-funded health plans under the Affordable Care Act to help fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute


ACA implementation continues
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2012

As the dust still settles from the U.S. Supreme Court's decision, one thing is certain, employer implementation of the Affordable Care Act must continue


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