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MEWA held to be not fully insured under ERISA
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2011

When unrelated employers join together in an association or other group to purchase or arrange for health insurance, the association is defined as a "multiple employer welfare arrangement" or "MEWA" under the law


Final rules: essential health benefits, cost-sharing, and actuarial value
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2013

Beginning in 2014, non-grandfathered individual health insurance policies and policies issued to small employers must provide "essential health


Guidance on HRAs and other employer payment plans
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • November 26 2013

Under ACA for 2014. The Treasury and Department of Labor recently published guidance on the application of the Affordable Care Act Market Reforms on


Religious employers and the Women’s Contraceptive Mandate
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • November 26 2013

This past July, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury released final regulations regarding health plan coverage


Employer not penalized for failing to provide timely COBRA notice
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • March 31 2014

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa held that a family, mistakenly receiving almost a year's worth of free employer coverage


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


Now is the time to "pay or play"
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2013

Now is the Time to "Play or Pay." The so-called play-or-pay mandate becomes effective January 1, 2014. For calendar year plans, 2014 open enrollment


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


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