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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


Final rules: essential health benefits, cost-sharing, and actuarial value
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2013

Beginning in 2014, non-grandfathered individual health insurance policies and policies issued to small employers must provide "essential health


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


Failure to notify participant that coverage is out of network may be a fiduciary breach
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in an en banc decision, held that the husband of a deceased plan participant may continue with his


Departments issue wellness program final regulations
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2013

The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury issued final wellness program regulations. These final rules are applicable to


2014 limitations for health savings accounts announced
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2013

The IRS has released the inflation-adjusted limitation amounts for health savings accounts (HSA) for 2014. The limitation on deductions for


$17 million false claims judgment entered against D.C. doctor
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2013

According to a recent Justice Department press release, a D.C. federal court entered a $17 million False Claims Act judgment against Dr. Ishtiaq


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


New COBRA subsidy rules
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2010

The Temporary Extension Act of 2010 (TEA), signed into law by President Obama on March 2, 2010, includes a number of important changes to the COBRA premium subsidy provisions enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA


Vermont cannot require ERISA plans to report claims data
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2014

In October 2011, the State of Vermont enacted a statute requiring the establishment and maintenance of a unified health care database designed to