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Navigating the maze of medical cannabis - uncertainty and the challenge of obtaining banking and insurance services for marijuana-related businesses
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2015

The current and two immediate past presidents have smoked it. As one leading expert commented during a congressional hearing, perhaps "marijuana is a


Massachusetts to replace health exchange website provider
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2014

Massachusetts health officials announced last week that it will replace its health insurance exchange website. According to media reports, the


Potential pitfalls in administering the new COBRA subsidies
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2009

In a previous communication, we advised employers of the new COBRA subsidy included as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA


National Association of Insurance Commissioners states that the United States will gain Solvency II equivalence
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 22 2011

In a statement last week, Therese Vaughn, Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (the NAIC”), stated that the state-based regulatory system in the United States should be deemed equivalent to the Europe Union’s Solvency II regulatory process


New guidance issued on “fixed indemnity” insurance benefits under Affordable Care Act
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2013

When the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) was enacted in 1996, it exempted coverage of “excepted benefits” from its


Connecticut insurance producers take note: long-term care insurance and the duty to advise
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2013

Insurance producers selling life and health insurance in Connecticut are increasingly involved in advising on their clients' long-term care needs, i


BCBS of MI antitrust case dropped
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2013

On March 25, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the State of Michigan agreed to dismiss an antitrust case against Blue Cross Blue Shield of


CMS proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage plans
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2014

On February 21, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposal to decrease payments to Medicare Advantage plans by 3.6 percent


Administration proposes regulatory fix; house passes the “Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013”
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2013

Last week, following outrage over the cancellation of insurance plans that do not meet the minimum requirements set forth under the Affordable Care


Kentucky introduces a bill allowing policyholders to use life settlement proceeds to pay for Medicaid-covered long-term care
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2013

On February 11, 2013, Kentucky Representative Robert R. Damron (D) introduced House Bill 314 (the "Bill") which, among other things, allows owners of