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New developments regarding ACA contraception coverage requirements
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 5 2013

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration and the U.S


Proposed ACA regulations on transitional reinsurance program premiums and potential effects for employer-sponsored group health plans
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • December 6 2012

As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released proposed regulations regarding the estimated amount of annual contributions that are required to be paid to HHS from employer-sponsored group health plans to finance state transitional reinsurance programs


What employers need to know for 2012 and 2013 under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 29 2012

With the end of 2012 quickly approaching, and for 2013 planning purposes, this newsletter provides a high-level list of the important changes to be aware of under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the effective date of those required changes


Proposed regulations addressing multi-state plans
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • December 5 2012

As part of the regulations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Act (PPACA), the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposed a requirement that OPM contract with private health insurance companies to ensure that at least two multi-state plans are offered in each state’s Affordable Insurance Exchange


IRS releases 2015 amounts for HSAs, HDHPs
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 24 2014

On April 23, 2014, the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2014-30, which lists the 2015 indexed


New proposed wellness guidance under PPACA
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • November 27 2012

New proposed employer wellness program regulations have been released under the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act


The COBRA premium subsidy law: understanding your compliance obligations
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 19 2009

The recently enacted economic stimulus law has provisions that dramatically and immediately affect compliance with the continued group health plan coverage requirements of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA


Interim final regulations on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 16 2010

Employers that offer mental healthsubstance use benefits should evaluate the design of their group health plans to ensure that they comply with the requirements of the interim final regulations


IRS guidance on health coverage for children under age 27
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 30 2010

Cafeteria plans must be amended by December 31, 2010, in order to cover children under age 27 for the 2010 plan year


Early retiree reinsurance program
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 6 2010

Employers providing health coverage to early retirees should be aware of the new retiree reinsurance program under Health Care Reform that goes into effect June 1, 2010