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2013 and 2014 under the Affordable Care Act
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • December 20 2012

With the close of 2012 approaching fast, employers should consider the following checklist of items as the nation moves ahead with compliance with the


Let the seller beware: hospitals treating HMO patients employed by the federal government are “subcontractors” governed by affirmative action laws
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • May 3 2013

When a health planHMO ("Plan") provides group health coverage to employers, including the federal government, the hospitals that treat federal


Re-seller beware: hospitals treating federal employees should expect the OFCCP
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • April 5 2013

Hospitals that agree to provide services to the members of a health planHMO ("Plan") also become government contractors, when the Plan covers


Medicare Part D: new notice deadline for employer plans
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • September 29 2011

Plan sponsors of group health plans offering prescription drug coverage to Medicare eligible individuals have been responsible for issuing notices to Medicare Part D eligible individuals for several years now


IRS issues guidance on delay of employer shared responsibility penalties and reporting requirements
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • August 5 2013

On July 2, 2013, the Treasury Department made a surprise announcement that enforcement of the Employer Shared Responsibility Mandate, a provision of


Correction to September 14th Advisory: Health Reimbursement Arrangements: HHS creates new waiver exemption
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • September 26 2011

An earlier version of this Client Advisory incorrectly identified December 31, 2011 as the deadline for providing the required notice to employees for HRAs that are not automatically exempt from the PPACA waiver requirements in 2011


Health Reimbursement Arrangements: HHS creates new waiver exemption
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • September 14 2011

This Client Advisory focuses on important updates under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and its application to Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs


Unemployment benefits awarded to medical marijuana user fired for positive drug test results
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • July 11 2011

The Colorado Court of Appeals has ruled that the evidence presented by an employer at a claims hearing fell short of proving a sufficient basis for the denial of unemployment benefits to a discharged medical marijuana user who tested positive in an employer's drug screen


Medical marijuana user’s entitlement to Colorado unemployment benefits is “up in smoke”
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • September 1 2011

Our last newsletter reported on the importance of proving in an unemployment compensation proceeding that a drug testing laboratory used by an employer is licensed or certified, when the employer is relying on positive test results to oppose a dismissed employee's unemployment benefits claim


New reporting requirements for insurers will affect many employers
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • July 11 2011

Beginning October 1, 2011, primary insurers will assume responsibility for reporting to the federal government any payments (lump sum or installment) made to Medicare recipients who have alleged bodily injury or emotional distress