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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


U.S. Supreme Court refines & limits antitrust state action defense
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2015

On February 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued a 6-3 opinion in North Carolina State Bd of Dental Examiners v. FTC, which held that a


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


Why Anthem is the worst breach yet, and how we could protect everybody if we cared
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2015

Given how much misinformation we feed consumers about breaches, the zippy headline can put such an artful spin on it: Anthem was the Victim of a


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


FTC v. St. Luke's Health System, Ltd.: Ninth Circuit holds that acquisition of physician group practice violates antitrust laws, requires divestiture
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • February 11 2015

On February 10, 2015, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court ruling in favor of the Federal Trade Commission that the acquisition of an Idaho


The new healthcare networks now
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2014

Technology worlds are colliding now in ways that may give the US healthcare system its last and best chance both to heal itself and to improve


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