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2022 MHPAEA Report to Congress

USA - January 27 2022 Since its enactment in 2008, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) has prevented group health plans from imposing more…

Jacquelyn Meng Abbott, Mukta P. Chilakamarri, Elizabeth Howard

Supreme Court Makes It Harder to Dismiss Plan Fee Litigation

USA - January 25 2022 On January 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturned the Seventh Circuit decision in Hughes v. Northwestern University (see the decision…

Elizabeth Howard, Christine M. Poth, Wendy M. Swary

New Proposed Regulation for 1095B and 1095C Issued

USA - January 18 2022 The IRS issued new proposed regulations (https://public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2021-25202.pdf) which will impact furnishing Forms 1095-B and…

Christine M. Poth

New Illinois State Law Imposes Group Health Coverage Disclosure Requirements on Certain Employers with Illinois Employees

USA - November 11 2021 On August 27, 2021, the "Illinois Consumer Coverage Disclosure Act" (SB 1905) ("CCDA"), was signed into law. The CCDA went into effect immediately…

Jacquelyn Meng Abbott, Mukta P. Chilakamarri, Wendy M. Swary

No Surprises Act Disclosure Notice

USA - October 27 2021 The No Surprises Act (NSA), part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, provides protections against certain types of surprise medical bills…

Jacquelyn Meng Abbott, Elizabeth Howard, Dawne McKenna Parrish, Christine M. Poth, Wendy M. Swary