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Failure to notify participant that coverage is out of network may be a fiduciary breach
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in an en banc decision, held that the husband of a deceased plan participant may continue with his


New COBRA subsidy rules
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2010

The Temporary Extension Act of 2010 (TEA), signed into law by President Obama on March 2, 2010, includes a number of important changes to the COBRA premium subsidy provisions enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA


New Obamacare guidance
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2013

The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury have issued more Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding implementation


Medical plan preauthorization language violates SPD standards
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2012

In Koehler v. AETNA Health Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that Aetna’s benefits decision was not, as a matter of law, entitled to deference where the same document, Aetna’s certificate of coverage, served as both the plan document and summary plan description (SPD


IRS issues final regulations regarding Affordable Care Act’s premium tax credit
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2012

On May 18, 2012, the IRS issued final regulations relating to the health insurance premium tax credit enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act


Agencies issue new FAQs regarding summary of benefits and coverage
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2012

The U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury have issued a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act


New guidance regarding preventive services, cost sharing, and wellness
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • March 31 2014

On January 9, 2014, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (collectively, the "Departments") issued


Proposed regulations issued for excepted benefits
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2014

The Departments of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services recently issued proposed regulations that generally expand the definition of


Departments issue wellness program final regulations
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2013

The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury issued final wellness program regulations. These final rules are applicable to


2014 limitations for health savings accounts announced
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2013

The IRS has released the inflation-adjusted limitation amounts for health savings accounts (HSA) for 2014. The limitation on deductions for