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The Affordable Care Act’s reporting requirements for carriers and employers (part 1 of 24)
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 20 2015

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting rules that apply to health insurance carriers and to employers that sponsor group health plans are

Government finalizes religious accommodation, but what about health plans, TPAs and PBMs?
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 20 2015

In a set of rules published last week, the government finalized a July 2010 interim final rule ("IFR") related to coverage of certain preventive

What does the Affordable Care Act have to do with independent contractors?
  • Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
  • USA
  • August 12 2014

When we think of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), we invariably think of health insurance. The ACA mandates that any employer with 50 or more full

Trade Act reinstates expired Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2015

On July 6, 2015, President Obama signed the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015. Among other things, the Trade Act retroactively reinstated the

Two key legislative developments impact wellness plans, non-qualified deferred compensation plans
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2015

Employer-sponsored “wellness programs” have been a growing trend for years. Many employers have established having some form of such a program to help

Employer wellness programs: what financial incentives are permitted under the law?
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • August 1 2013

The rising cost of health care is a serious concern for employers who provide health benefits to their employees. In 1960, health care spending

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

New 90-day waiting period rule for group health plans under health care reform
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • December 4 2012

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provides that group health plans may not apply a waiting period of more than 90 days for plan years beginning after December 31, 2013 (January 1, 2014 for calendar year plans

IRS issues new guidance on Affordable Care Act employer play-or-pay mandate
  • Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
  • USA
  • March 17 2014

A core provision of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") is its employer-shared responsibility mandate (also known as "play-or-pay"). This component of

Small employer transition relief from $100 daily penalty expires on June 30, 2015
  • Sirote & Permutt PC
  • USA
  • June 26 2015

The Affordable Care Act ("ACA") included various insurance market reforms that apply to health insurance plans. An excise tax is imposed on any