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Obama Administration proposes revised ACA contraceptive coverage requirements
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • February 18 2013

On February 6, 2013, HHS, together with the Departments of Treasury and Labor, published a proposed rule that would modify the Administration's


Obama administration issues ACA health coverage waiting period regulations
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2014

On February 24, 2014, the Departments of HHS, Labor, and Treasury published final regulations that generally bar employer-sponsored group health


Obama administration proposes rules on incentives for nondiscriminatory wellness programs in group health plans
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2012

The Obama administration published a proposed rule on November 26, 2012 that addresses nondiscriminatory wellness programs in group health plan coverage, consistent with ACA requirements, effective for plan years starting on or after January 1, 2014


PPACA Early Retiree Reinsurance Program
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2010

On May 5, 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published an interim final rule with comment period on the PPACA's Early Retiree Reinsurance Program, which will reimburse participating employment-based plans for a portion of the cost of health benefits for early retirees and their spouses, surviving spouses, and dependents


Final rule on grandfathered health plans under the ACA
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2010

Under the ACA, certain group health plans and health insurance coverage existing as of March 23, 2010 (the date of enactment of the ACA), are considered "grandfathered" and excused from complying with some of the ACA's health care improvement and market reform provisions


CMS halts new applications for ACA Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP)
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2011

On April 5, CMS published a notice announcing it will stop accepting applications for the ACA ERRP program as of May 5, 2011, since the agency estimates it has approved a sufficient number of applications to exhaust program funding


IRS issues ACA employer "shared responsibility" guidance; delays compliance deadlines for certain employers
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2014

On February 12, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published final regulations modifying the timeline under which certain employers will be


Obama administration issues rules on ACA insurance exchanges
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2011

On August 12, 2011, the Obama Administration made a series of announcements related to implement of Affordable Insurance Exchanges (Exchanges) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA


HHS amends ACA preventive servicescontraception coverage rules
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2011

On August 3, 2011, the HHS published an interim final rule with comment period amending rules regarding coverage of certain preventive services by group health plans and health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets under the ACA


White House announces change to rules regarding coverage of contraceptive services for certain religious groups
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2012

As previously reported, last month HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that certain religious employers who currently do not provide coverage for contraceptive services under their insurance plan will be required to do so beginning August 1, 2013