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Highlights of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) spring meeting in Charleston, South Carolina, February 27 to March 1, 2015
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2015

The Property and Casualty Insurance Committee adopted an amended 2014 NCOIL Model Act Regarding Medicaid Interception of


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


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


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


Florida Bill would allow policyholders to use viatical settlement proceeds to pay for Medicaid-covered long-term care
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2013

On January 24, 2013, Florida Representative Jimmy T. Patronis (R) filed House Bill 535 (the "Bill"), which, among other things, would allow owners of


Proposed rule on employer information reporting requirements; potential fix for the "doc fix"
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2013

On September 5, 2013, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service jointly issued proposed regulations implementing the Affordable


Federal Court calls "individual mandate" unconstitutional
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2010

A Federal Court in Virginia ruled on December 13 that the provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requiring most Americans to carry insurance or pay a fine is unconstitutional


Lawmakers agree on year-long "doc fix"
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 20 2010

Following the enactment of a one-month fix in order to prevent looming Medicare cuts to physicians for the month of December, Congress moved swiftly to clear a longer-term solution


The Georgia Any Willing Provider statute only a Blue Cross issue?
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2012

A little known and never used provision of the Georgia Insurance Code, O.C.G.A. 33-20-16, commonly known as the Any Willing Provider statute (“AWP”), may now become a powerful tool for health care providers as the result of a recent case holding that the AWP applies to insurance companies organized as health care corporations pursuant to O.C.G.A. 33-20-1 et seq


HHS and CMS issue final rule on student health insurance plans
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2012

The final rule on student health insurance coverage (CMS-9981-F), issued by HHS and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), defines “student health insurance coverage” as a type of individual health insurance coverage, and specifies that certain requirements of PPACA are inapplicable to this type of individual coverage