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CMS delays Health Plan ID enforcement, giving plans more time to comply
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • November 3 2014

On October 31, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it would delay, until further notice, enforcement of the


Health and welfare plan compliance: health plan identifier deadline approaching
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • October 22 2014

We want to make our clients aware that, despite some criticism, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is continuing to insist that


Departments issue important new guidance on health reform
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • September 20 2010

As explained in our May newsletter, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) into law on March 23, 2010, and signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, which made significant substantive changes to PPACA, into law on March 30, 2010.


Mental health and substance abuse parity regulations going into effect
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • September 20 2010

The Treasury Department, Department of Labor, CMS and HHS published interim final regulations under the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 on February 2, 2010.


HHS, DOL and Treasury issue important health reform guidance dealing with grandfathered plans and other issues
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • June 17 2010

Hogan Lovells US LLP's Executive Compensation, Employee Benefits and Share Incentives practice group is pleased to provide you with the following update, describing important regulations and other guidance issued recently by the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury on the recently enacted health reform legislation.


Provisions affecting the cost of health insurance
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • May 11 2010

Some of the insurance market reforms are designed to make insurance easier for employers to obtain and afford, rather than impose new requirements on employer health plans, and might benefit employers with insured plans.


The employer health insurance "mandate"
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • May 11 2010

By January 1, 2014, each state must establish an Exchange through which individuals and employers may purchase coverage under qualified health plans.


Changes requiring plan amendments or changes to plan operations
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • May 11 2010

Many of the changes requiring plan amendments are grouped together as "insurance market reforms," and build on the "portability" provisions in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1986 (HIPAA), which were added to ERISA and the Code as well as the Public Health Services Act.


New rules on mental health parity could require significant plan changes
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • February 28 2010

On January 29, 2009, the Departments of Labor, HHS, and Treasury released interim final regulations (also proposed to be made permanent) under the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA).


Data breach notification requirement for unauthorized disclosures of PHI now being enforced
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • February 28 2010

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), generally requires employer-sponsored health plans and their business associates that handle protected health information (PHI) to notify affected individuals, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and in some cases the media, when there is an unauthorized disclosure of the individuals' unsecured PHI.