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Final information reporting requirements for employers
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • March 17 2014

The time and cost of complying with any additional reporting requirement is never good news. However, the final regulations issued on March 10, 2014


Final HIPAA omnibus rules require attention
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2013

The time has come to take out and refresh those business associate agreements, HIPAA privacy and security compliance manuals, and HIPAA privacy


Final wellness program rules-beware what you wish for
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • June 6 2013

With little time to spare before employers finalize their plan designs for 2014, we now have the final rules for wellness programs. The Agencies


2013 benefit limits
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2013

The IRS and the Social Security Administration have announced the cost-of-living adjustments for various benefit plan limits for 2013. Limits


Mandatory fees on health plan insurers and plan sponsors to fund research
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2012

Last week, the Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations on the fees imposed on specified health insurance issuers and plan sponsors of self-funded health plans under the Affordable Care Act to help fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute


New guidance issued for reporting the cost of health coverage on Forms W-2
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2012

In March of 2011, the Internal Revenue Service (Service) issued Notice 2011-28 which provided interim guidance regarding the informational reporting to employees of their employer-sponsored group health plan coverage (the 2011 Notice


ACA implementation continues
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2012

As the dust still settles from the U.S. Supreme Court's decision, one thing is certain, employer implementation of the Affordable Care Act must continue


HHS GINA proposed regulations HIPAA-covered entities impacted
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2009

Section 105 of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act of 2008 ("GINA") provides that a group health plan or health insurer may not use or disclose genetic information for purposes of underwriting


Affordable Care Act patient bill of rights guidance application to non-grandfathered and grandfathered plans
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2010

On June 22, 2010, the Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services (the Departments) issued another round of guidance implementing the Affordable Care Act group health plan provisions


Early retiree reinsurance program - HHS releases interim final regulations
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2010

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) charged the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with establishing a temporary Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (the Program) for employment-based health plans that provide health coverage to early retirees