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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


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


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


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


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


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


Internal appeals and external review processes under the Affordable Care Act
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2010

On July 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


Reporting the cost of health coverage on Forms W-2
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2011

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