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Alston & Bird LLP | USA | 17 Feb 2014

Departments issue new ACA FAQs on preventive services, cost-sharing limits, fixed indemnity insurance, wellness programs and expatriate health plans

On January 9, 2014, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (collectively, the "Departments") issued Part

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Alston & Bird LLP | USA | 15 Jul 2013

CER fees July 31 deadline looms funding the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust

Issuers and plan sponsors must use IRS Form 720, the Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return, to pay the CER Fee. An updated Form 720 and the Form 720

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Alston & Bird LLP | USA | 13 Mar 2013

CER fees funding the patient-centered outcomes research trust

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the "Act") includes provisions that promote research to evaluate and compare health outcomes and the

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Alston & Bird LLP | USA | 1 Feb 2013

Recent proposed regulations modify requirements for employer wellness programs

On November 26, 2012, the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services (the "Departments") published proposed regulations (the

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Alston & Bird LLP | USA | 18 Jun 2012

The Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act the immediate implications for group health plans

During the week of March 26, 2012, the Supreme Court heard an unprecedented three days of oral argument on the question of the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Alston & Bird LLP | USA | 2 May 2012

New agency guidance on required contraceptive coverage under group health plans

On August 1, 2011, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), issued Guidelines on Women’s Preventive Health (the “HRSA Guidelines”).

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Alston & Bird LLP | USA | 28 Mar 2012

Health care reform update: final regulations impose reinsurance “contribution” on fully insured and self-insured plans starting in 2014

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides for a State-based transitional reinsurance program to help stabilize premiums for coverage in the individual health insurance market during the first three years of operation of the Exchanges (2014-2016).

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Alston & Bird LLP | USA | 29 Feb 2012

When is a summary more than a summary, part two: agencies issue final guidance on the ACA’s uniform summary of benefits and coverage requirement

On February 14, 2012, the Departments of the U.S. Treasury (“Treasury”), Labor (DOL) and Health and Human Services (HHS) (collectively, the “Agencies”) jointly published final regulations that identify the standards for completing and delivering the uniform explanation of coverage (“Summary of Benefits,” or SBC) required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA).

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Alston & Bird LLP | USA | 13 Feb 2012

New Michigan law imposes a tax on claims paid by employer-sponsored health plans

In September of 2011, Michigan passed the Health Insurance Claims Assessment Act1 (the “Act”), which imposes a one percent tax on, among others, certain group health plan claims paid by employer-sponsored group health plans subject to ERISA.

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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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