The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has issued a final rule under Title I of the Employee Retirement Income
There is an opioid misuse, abuse, and addiction crisis in this country, and it impacts many employees and their family members. A substantial
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
Employers who sponsor a wellness plan and service providers that offer wellness plans to their customers should be aware of recent enforcement
ERISA requires plan sponsors to distribute SPDs to inform participants of their benefits, rights, and obligations under the plan and describe how the
The Obama Administration’s focus on the problems of mental health and substance use disorders continues to intensify. In late 2015, President Obama
Recently issued proposed regulations would expand the categories of excepted benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974
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).
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.
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.