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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


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


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 summary of benefits and coverage rules a rocky compliance road for employer plans
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • February 20 2012

On February 14th the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services (the Departments) issued final regulations regarding the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) Rules under the Affordable Care Act


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


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


Number two and counting - Congress extends and expands the COBRA subsidy program
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2010

At the beginning of this year, employers, insurers and COBRA administrators revised their procedures and notices to incorporate the extension of the COBRA subsidy added by the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010


A benefits primer on the economic stimulus package COBRA, Transit and HIPAA
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ('ARRA') was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009


The next generation of appeals procedures new federal external review process and model notices
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2010

On August 23, 2010, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury (the Departments) announced the release of EBSA Technical Release 2010-01 (the Technical Release), which establishes an interim federal external review process for non-grandfathered self-insured group health plans