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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


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


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


Nondiscrimination rules delayed for insured health plans
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • January 1 2011

The Affordable Care Act imposes, for the first time, nondiscrimination rules on non-grandfathered, insured group health plans similar to those that apply to self-insured plans under Section 105(h) of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code


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


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


Medicare reporting applies to uninsured liability claims employers may be required to register
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2009

The Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 ("MMSEA") implements new mandatory reporting requirements (referred to as "Section 111 Reporting") to allow Medicare to identify medical claims where another entity, not Medicare, is responsible for payment pursuant to the Medicare Secondary Payor rules


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


GINA interim final regulations wellness and disease management programs impacted
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2009

Title I of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act of 2008 ("GINA") generally prohibits group health plans, health insurance issuers in the group and individual markets and issuers of Medicare supplemental policies from using genetic information to discriminate and from collecting genetic information


Reimbursing OTC drugs and applying for mini-med waivers
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2010

On September 3, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (OCIIO) independently announced the release of additional Affordable Care Act guidance