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Group health plan continuation coverage: fast action required to comply with new COBRA premium assistance requirements
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • February 20 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (referred to in this Commentary as the "Stimulus Act") was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009 (the "Enactment Date"

Important health coverage provisions in US Economic Stimulus Package require immediate action
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2009

On January 17, 2009 U.S. President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as the “Stimulus Package.”

President's health insurance proposal receives chilly Democratic response
  • Faegre Baker Daniels
  • USA
  • February 2 2007

In his Jan. 23 State of the Union Address, President Bush outlined a new initiative to treat health insurance similar to the home mortgage interest deduction

DOL releases model COBRA notices for use under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the "ARRA") amends portions of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, as amended ("COBRA"), to require premium reductions and additional enrollment opportunities

COBRA subsidy: DOL issues updated model COBRA notices and other guidance
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • February 19 2010

As we advised you in our Client Alert that was issued on December 24, 2009 ("UPDATE: Cobra Subsidy: What it Means for Employers Now"), President Obama signed into law the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2010 (the "Act"), which, among other things, extended and expanded certain provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ("ARRA") pertaining to premium assistance for benefits under the Consolidated Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 ("COBRA"

Proposed regulations on grandfathered plans under new health care law issued
  • Armstrong Teasdale LLP
  • USA
  • June 23 2010

The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury have proposed "interim final" regulations defining the circumstances under which an existing health care plan will lose its status as a "grandfathered plan" under the new health care law

Medicare settlement reporting requirements; MDL master complaints after Twombly and Iqbal; and ex parte communication with treating physicians in an MDL setting
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2010

Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (“MMSEA” or “Section 111”), 42 U.S.C. 1395y(b)(8), obligates entities that resolve certain claims with Medicare beneficiaries to report details of the settlement to the federal government

IRS, DOL and HHS issue interim regulations for grandfathered health plans
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • June 22 2010

Employers and insurers have been awaiting regulations to help them determine whether and what changes to their health plans could cause them to lose "grandfathered" status and be subject to many additional requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA"

NHS asbestos legacy - SHAs pick up the tab
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 9 2010

In recent years health authorities have found themselves implicated in asbestos related disease claims

Regulatory agencies provide only limited relief from health care reform for collectively bargained plans
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2010

On June 14, 2010 the US Departments of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services released interim final regulations providing guidance on the effective date of certain Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) provisions for collectively bargained plans