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New guidance regarding preventive services, cost sharing, and wellness
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • March 31 2014

On January 9, 2014, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (collectively, the "Departments") issued


Medical plan preauthorization language violates SPD standards
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2012

In Koehler v. AETNA Health Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that Aetna’s benefits decision was not, as a matter of law, entitled to deference where the same document, Aetna’s certificate of coverage, served as both the plan document and summary plan description (SPD


Does Obamacare strike the right balance between women’s contraceptive rights and religious freedom?
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2014

Effective for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, employer-sponsored group health plans that are not grandfathered must provide women


Exchange notice due October 1, 2013
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2013

Beginning January 1, 2014, individuals will be able to purchase coverage through a new private health insurance market, referred to as the Exchange


The application of the medical device excise tax to foreign manufacturers selling to end-users in the United States
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2013

As of January 1, 2013, the first sale of a taxable medical device in the United States by a manufacturer, producer, or importer has been subject to a


Women’s preventive services and for-profit employers
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • December 20 2013

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires non-grandfathered group health plans to cover certain preventive health services without cost-sharing. For


Modification of “use-or-lose” rule for health FSAs
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • December 20 2013

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 2013-71 modifies the "use-it-or-lose-it" rule for health flexible spending accounts (health FSAs) set forth


HHS proposes substantial reinsurance fee
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2013

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) establishes, among other things, a transitional reinsurance program to provide payments to


Department of Health and Human Services issues final HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2013

Under the privacy and security provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) "covered entities," including employer


Agencies issue regulations regarding 90-day waiting period for group health plans
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2013

The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury issued proposed regulations regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable