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Court reverses $32 million judgment in lung disease case over statute of limitations issue
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2012

Recently, the Illinois Fourth District Appellate Court reversed a $32 million judgment against BASF Corp., which had been found liable for the plaintiff’s lung disease

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.”

Whistleblower provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2010

Continuing its recent trend of inserting whistleblower protections in significant legislation that impacts public health and safety, Congress included whistleblower and retaliation protections in the recently-enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA"), the comprehensive health care legislation signed by President Obama in March 2010

Healthcare reform: what you need to do now and in the future
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2010

This alert summarizes the major provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA") and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (together with the PPACA, the "Act") that will impact employers and their group health plans ("GHPs"

EEOC suggests some required health risk assessments violate ADA
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • May 13 2009

Employers who require their employees to participate in a health risk assessment in order to be eligible for health insurance coverage may be unknowingly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA

New penalty for failing to report payments to Medicare beneficiaries
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • December 30 2009

Later this week, January 1, 2010 to be exact, a failure to comply with a new requirement for reporting to Medicare payments to Medicare-eligible individuals for resolution of claims involving medical expenses could cost the payor $1,000 per day in penalties for noncompliance

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"

My plan lost its grandfathered status but what's the fuss?
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
  • USA
  • June 23 2010

On June 17, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and Department of Health and Human Services released interim final regulations (the "Regulations") in an attempt to resolve ambiguity regarding the changes that affect a plan's grandfathered status

Extension of dependent coverage to adult children
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2010

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (the "Act"), requires group health plansincluding self-funded plans and health insurance issuers that offer health insurance coverage to children must make coverage available to adult children up to age 26

Critical end-of-year issues arising from federal health care reform
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • October 20 2010

We want to highlight two of the many new federal health care reform requirements that require immediate attention and may require amendments to your existing welfare plan documents