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Reed Smith LLP | USA | 26 Apr 2013

IRS proposes regulations on $500,000 deduction limit for compensation provided by health insurance providers

On April 1, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") published proposed regulations clarifying the $500,000 deduction limit for compensation

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Reed Smith LLP | USA | 12 Dec 2012

New proposed regulations released under the Affordable Care Act

The Obama administration recently released three important proposed regulations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the "ACA").

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Reed Smith LLP | USA | 7 Dec 2012

Health care reform - employer steps for 2012 and 2013

The re-election of President Obama and insignificant changes made to the political make-up of the House and the Senate have dashed the hopes of many employers that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) would be significantly modified or repealed.

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Reed Smith LLP | USA | 17 Feb 2012

Final regulations provide guidance on required summary of benefits and coverage for group health plans and health insurers

On February 9, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, and the Treasury Department (the "Departments") released joint final regulations regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's ("PPACA") summary of benefits and coverage (an "SBC") requirement applicable to group health plans and health insurers.

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Reed Smith LLP | USA | 25 Apr 2011

Budget deal impacts health care reform

On April 15, 2011, the president signed into law the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011 (the "Continuing Appropriations Act").

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Reed Smith LLP | USA | 15 Dec 2010

Virginia district court rules health care reform's individual mandate unconstitutional; Supreme Court likely to have final say

On Monday, December 13, 2010, a federal district judge in Virginia ruled that a key provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 ("Health Care Reform") is unconstitutional.

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Reed Smith LLP | USA | 9 Aug 2010

Health care reform guidance issued on internal claims and appeals, and external review processes

On July 23, 2010, the Department of Treasury, in conjunction with the Department of Labor and the Department of Health & Human Services ("HHS"), issued interim final rules for non-grandfathered plans implementing the internal claims and appeals and external review processes for group health plans and health insurance issuers under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (collectively, the "Health Care Reform Act").

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Reed Smith LLP | USA | 22 Jul 2010

Health Care Reform Act guidance issued on preventive services

On July 14, 2010, the Departments of Health and Human Services ("HHS"), in conjunction with the Department of Labor ("DOL") and the Treasury Department, issued interim final rules for group health plans and health insurance issuers relating to coverage of preventive services under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

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Reed Smith LLP | USA | 18 Jun 2010

New guidance on grandfathered health plans

On June 14, 2010, the Department of Health & Human Services, in conjunction with the Department of Labor and the Treasury Department, issued interim final regulations relating to retaining status as a grandfathered health plan ("Grandfathered Plan") under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2011, and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (collectively, the "Health Care Reform Act").

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Reed Smith LLP | USA | 2 Jun 2010

Tax treatment of employer-provided health coverage for adult children

On April 27, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2010-38 that gives guidance on the income tax treatment of health care benefits provided to children in the year before they attain age 27.

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