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Employer wellness programs: what financial incentives are permitted under the law?

USA - August 1 2013 The rising cost of health care is a serious concern for employers who provide health benefits to their employees. In 1960, health care spending…

Rick Bergstrom, Eric S. Dreiband, Elena Kaplan, Catherine E. Livingston, Alison B. Marshall.

The Supreme Court's DOMA decision: impact of the changing definition of "spouse" on employee benefits

USA - July 17 2013 On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the case of United States v. Windsor, holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA") is…

Patricia Eschbach-Hall, Marlene P. Frank, Daniel C. Hagen, Elena Kaplan, Jeffrey S. Leavitt.

New Affordable Care Act notice to employees must be provided by October 1, 2013

USA - May 21 2013 The Affordable Care Act provides employees who are not offered health coverage by their employers with the option of purchasing health coverage…

Terri L. Chase, Lawrence DiNardo, Michael J. Gray, Elena Kaplan, Brent D. Knight.

US Airways v. McCutchen: when silence is not golden

USA - May 14 2013 Sponsors and administrators of self-insured health and welfare plans, as well as insurance companies that offer insured health and welfare products…

Sarah Heck Griffin, Daniel C. Hagen, Elena Kaplan, Evan Miller, Sara Pikofsky.

Immediate preventive care coverage changes may be required for employer-sponsored health plans

USA - February 25 2013 New guidance, in the form of FAQs, has just been issued about preventive care benefits that non-grandfathered health plans must cover with no cost…

Marlene P. Frank, Sarah Heck Griffin, Daniel C. Hagen, Elena Kaplan, Evan Miller.