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Affordable Care Act reporting penalties significantly increased
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 23 2015

On June 29, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Trade Preferences Extension Act (the Act) into law. In addition to containing several revenue


Final regulations issued regarding employer shared responsibility under the ACA
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 18 2014

Recently issued final regulations on the employer pay-or-play rules under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) clarify the requirement that employers


New cafeteria plan change in status options
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 6 2014

In Notice 2014-55, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced two new situations in which employees may change their health plan elections midyear


DOL Finalizes New Disability Claim Rules for Welfare and Retirement Benefit Plans
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 10 2017

The US Department of Labor's Employee Benefit Security Administration (DOL) recently released final rules on claims adjudication of disability claims


EEOC issues guidance on employer provided wellness programs
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 21 2015

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released long-awaited proposed guidance (the Proposed Rule) relating to employer wellness


Recent government-issued FAQs cause plan sponsors to clarify preventive care and wellness in health plan communications
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • November 3 2015

On October 23, 2015, the U.S. Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Treasury issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) on


Flambeau Inc. Wellness Program Testing Falls Within ADA Safe Harbor
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 7 2016

On December 30, 2015, a federal judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled in favor of Flambeau, Inc. (Flambeau) and against


Upcoming health and welfare plan requirements checklist for employers
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • December 17 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, employers should turn their attention to several upcoming compliance obligations for the health and welfare benefit plans


Supreme Court rejects latest challenge to Affordable Care Act: what are employers' obligations going forward?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • June 26 2015

On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld one of the main pillars of the Affordable Care Act (ACA): the tax credits that allow


IRS adjusted ACA fee amounts for the 20152016 policy or plan years and additional payment options
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 23 2015

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee was established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to advance comparative clinical