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EEOC files first ever wellness lawsuit
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • August 21 2014

The EEOC wellness rules are almost out, but EEOC is wasting no time in bringing suit against employers who allegedly engage in bad behavior with


New preventive care FAQs contain some surprises
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2015

New Affordable Care Act FAQs (Part XXVI, for those keeping track) were issued on May 11, 2015, addressing preventive care coverage. Employers may be


Senate HELP Committee to discuss wellness
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • January 28 2015

Ever since the EEOC filed a lawsuit challenging Honeywell's employer wellness plan under the ADA, employers have become hyper sensitive to wellness


Reimbursement of individual medical policy premiums prohibited
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2015

When an employer reimburses an employee or former employee for the cost of an individual medical policy, whether on a pre-tax or after-tax basis (or


Anti-assignment provisions and providers
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2015

Beginning last year, there has been a rash of court decisions giving ERISA participant andor beneficiary status to providers based on assignments


Pre-tax individual medical coverage dealt a significant blow
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2013

On Friday last week, Treasury, DOL and HHS issued new guidance with respect to employers who sought to drop group coverage in exchange for individual


Expatriate health plans only half an exemption
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • March 11 2013

On Friday, March 8th, the Agencies released yet another frequently asked question, this time regarding expatriate health plans. The Agencies indicate


Updated wellness clarifications
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2014

The new FAQs issued yesterday include a number of helpful clarifications with respect to wellness programs. FAQ 8 provides that if a participant is


Additional ACA FAQs
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2014

Today, the Agencies issued additional FAQs on the Affordable Care Act, including how the out-of-pocket maximum operates, expatriate health plans


ACA application to US Territories
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2014

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, it has always been a mystery as to how the Affordable Care Act applies in the United States Territories