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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


Connecticut health insurance rate increase symposia law passes through legislature to Governor's desk
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2011

As we originally reported, the Connecticut Legislature’s proposed bill, S.B.11, An Act Concerning the Rate Approval Process for Certain Health Insurance Policies, if enacted, would expand the current rate approval process as administered by the Connecticut Department of Insurance for proposed increases of 10 or more for health and long-term care insurance


Federal government appeals Florida case deeming PPACA unconstitutional
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2011

As previously reported here, Senior United States District Judge Roger Vinson of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida declared the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA") void in a summary judgment decision in the case of State of Florida, et al. v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, et al


Connecticut legislation would require public hearings for rate increases
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2011

Connecticut lawmakers are considering plans to require public hearings when health insurers raise rates


Congress enacts a “SMART” solution to Medicare secondary payer act problems
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2013

On December 21, 2012, the United States Senate passed H.R. 1845, the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers ("SMART") Act. The SMART Act was


Federal government to operate exchanges in 26 states
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2013

February 15 was the deadline for each state to elect whether to operate its own health insurance exchange (or "marketplace," the term that the


N.Y. regulators launch audit of health insurance rates
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2012

In February 2012, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced that it is launching a “wide-ranging probe into the accuracy of the data used by insurers and health maintenance organizations (HMOs) to request health insurance rate increases.”


HHS proposes delaying ICD-10 compliance deadline, adopts unique health plan identifier
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 17 2012

On April 9, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a proposed rule that would delay the compliance deadline for the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) diagnostic code set from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014


New rules proposed to prohibit persons connected with stop-loss insurance coverage from being health insurance exchange navigators; new disclosure requirements also proposed
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS"), part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, has proposed new rules to


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