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Agencies modify “use-or-lose” rule for health FSAs

USA - November 1 2013 On October 31, 2013, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (the "Agencies") issued Notice 2013-71 (the "Notice")…

Laura Miller Andrew, Kathryn K. Bongiovanni, Andrew J. Fawbush, Brandon E. Sherlinski.

Agencies release multiple PPACA regulations impacting employer-sponsored group health plans

USA - December 20 2012 Over the past several weeks, federal agencies in charge of implementing health care reform have issued guidance on several different aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”).

Laura Miller Andrew, Kathryn K. Bongiovanni, Andrew J. Fawbush, Brandon E. Sherlinski.

Agencies issue guidance regarding definition of “full-time employee” and waiting period limitations under PPACA

USA - September 7 2012 On Friday, August 31, the Internal Revenue Services (“IRS”) issued Notice 2012-58 describing safe harbor methods employers may use to determine which employees should be treated as “full-time employees” for purposes of the shared employer responsibility (i.e., “pay or play”) provisions under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”).

Laura Miller Andrew, Kathryn K. Bongiovanni, Andrew J. Fawbush, Brandon E. Sherlinski.

PPACA marketplace notice update

USA - September 9 2013 As stated in a previous SGR Client Alert, employers are required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA") to notify their…

Laura Miller Andrew, Kathryn K. Bongiovanni, Andrew J. Fawbush, Brandon E. Sherlinski.

Breaking news on health care reform Grandfather Rules: now changes in insurance policies and carriers are permissible

USA - November 16 2010 As mentioned in a previous Client Alert, in June 2010, the Department of the Treasury, Department of Labor, and Department of Health and Human Services (the "Agencies") jointly issued interim final rules addressing how health plans can retain "grandfathered" status under the Health Care Reform Legislation (the "Grandfather Rules").

Laura Miller Andrew, Kathryn K. Bongiovanni, Andrew J. Fawbush, Brandon E. Sherlinski.