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New guidance issued on “fixed indemnity” insurance benefits under Affordable Care Act
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2013

When the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) was enacted in 1996, it exempted coverage of “excepted benefits” from its


HHS and CMS issue final rule on student health insurance plans
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2012

The final rule on student health insurance coverage (CMS-9981-F), issued by HHS and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), defines “student health insurance coverage” as a type of individual health insurance coverage, and specifies that certain requirements of PPACA are inapplicable to this type of individual coverage


HHS issues final rules on Medicaid expansion and insurance plan coverage
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2012

On March 16, HHS released a final rule (CMS-2349-F) to implement PPACA provisions that replaced existing Medicaid eligibility categories with a fixed income-based standard of 133 of the federal poverty level


HHS issues final rule for insurance exchanges
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2012

On March 12, HHS released a final rule (CMS-9989-F) establishing guidelines for states to set up the “Affordable Insurance Exchanges” mandated by PPACA


Federal government to operate exchanges in 26 states
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2013

February 15 was the deadline for each state to elect whether to operate its own health insurance exchange (or "marketplace," the term that the


Supreme Court decision affirms Affordable Care Act requirements
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2012

In perhaps the most widely anticipated Supreme Court decision since Bush v. Gore in 2000, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was upheld on June 28 in a narrow 5 to 4 decision


Proposed bill would eliminate Stark Law exception for some services; Oregon exchange won’t be completely ready by deadline; “Doc Fix” bill advances in house
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2013

The "Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act of 2013," introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on August 1, would eliminate one of the Stark


BCBS of MI antitrust case dropped
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2013

On March 25, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the State of Michigan agreed to dismiss an antitrust case against Blue Cross Blue Shield of


CCIIO issues broker guidelines for exchanges
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2013

On May 1, the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), a part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), issued


HHS releases new exchange application forms
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2013

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released revised, more user-friendly application forms for use by consumers who apply for