Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) released adjusted penalty amounts which are effective for penalties assessed on or after January 13, 2017
Under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, federal agencies are required to increase the amounts of civil
The Department of Labor (DOL), along with several other federal agencies, recently released adjusted penalty amounts for various violations. The
Michigan has become the newest state to institute an assessment on paid health care claims.
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.
By January 1, 2014, each state must establish an Exchange through which individuals and employers may purchase coverage under qualified health plans.
As 2009 draws to a close, employers sponsoring employee benefit plans must be mindful of a number of compliance requirements, including requirements under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA") and the Internal Revenue Code (the "Code").
Recent regulations under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act ("GINA") contain broad restrictions on the collection of family medical history through health risk assessments and similar arrangements.
Effective April 1, 2009, employers sponsoring group health plans must provide special enrolment rights to the spouse or dependent of an eligible employee who loses coverage under a state children’s health insurance plan (CHIP) or Medicaid, or who becomes eligible for premium assistance under one of those programs.
On Feb. 4, 2009, President Obama signed the State Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (the "Act"), which funds and expands SCHIP through fiscal year 2013.