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Research grant fraud
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • June 3 2014

False Claims Act practitioners at recent gatherings seem to agree that research grant fraud will be a growing area of whistleblower activity. As the


Medical devices offer fertile ground for future whistleblower activity
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • May 29 2014

Recent gatherings of False Claims Act attorneys who represent whistleblowers, the government, and the defense revealed a consensus


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


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


Employer not penalized for failing to provide timely COBRA notice
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • March 31 2014

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa held that a family, mistakenly receiving almost a year's worth of free employer coverage


Proposed regulations issued for excepted benefits
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2014

The Departments of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services recently issued proposed regulations that generally expand the definition of


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


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


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