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Erisa Benefits Law PLLC | USA | 22 Jun 2018

DOL Issues Final Rules expanding association health plans: new opportunities for small employers to reduce costs?

The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has issued a final rule under Title I of the Employee Retirement Income

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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 21 Jun 2018

Opioid Abuse in America: Can Your Employer Health Plan Be Part of the Solution?

There is an opioid misuse, abuse, and addiction crisis in this country, and it impacts many employees and their family members. A substantial

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 20 Feb 2018

Association health plans: Proposed DOL rules create potential opportunity for associations and small employers

On Jan. 5, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that would make it easier for small businesses to join together to purchase

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Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 31 Aug 2017

Wellness Plans Currently Under Scrutiny

Employers who sponsor a wellness plan and service providers that offer wellness plans to their customers should be aware of recent enforcement

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Bass, Berry & Sims PLC | USA | 18 Oct 2016

2016 Welfare Plan Automatic Participant Disclosures Checklist1

ERISA requires plan sponsors to distribute SPDs to inform participants of their benefits, rights, and obligations under the plan and describe how the

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Steptoe & Johnson LLP | USA | 6 Jun 2016

New DOL Enforcement Focus on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity

The Obama Administration’s focus on the problems of mental health and substance use disorders continues to intensify. In late 2015, President Obama

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 3 Feb 2014

Proposed regulations expand the definition of excepted benefits

Recently issued proposed regulations would expand the categories of excepted benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

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Alston & Bird LLP | USA | 29 Aug 2011

When is a summary more than a summary: agencies issue long-awaited guidance on the ACA’s uniform summary of benefits and coverage requirement

On August 22, 2011, the Departments of the U.S. Treasury (“Treasury”), Labor (DOL) and Health and Human Services (HHS) (collectively, the “Agencies”) jointly published proposed regulations (“Regulations”) that identify the standards for the uniform explanation of coverage requirement under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA).

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Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 23 Aug 2011

Guidance released on uniform summary of benefits and coverage

On August 18, 2011, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury released proposed regulations that provide standards for use by group health plans and health insurance carriers in compiling and providing a summary of benefits and coverage (SBC) and a uniform glossary of commonly used health insurance and medical terms, as required by the Affordable Care Act.

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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 18 Aug 2011

Short, fast and to the point proposed PPACA benefit summary rules set tight standards

Starting in March 2012, employers would have to provide much more succinct summaries of their health plan benefits (no more than four double-sided pages), much more quickly (often within seven days) and in a much more standardized form than they do now under proposed regulations issued this week by the three agencies responsible for implementing the benefit summary requirements of the 2010 health care reform law.

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