Whenever the United States Congress takes up "tax reform," there always is a danger that the Congress will pay for such tax reform, in part, by
Like many, I was initially relieved when I read the July 2, 2013, announcement by the U.S. Treasury Department, effectively providing "large"
Most issuers of healthcare insurance likely have heard about the $500,000 limit on deductible compensation that became effective January 1, 2013, but
On July 31, 2013, the first of various fees will be due that are imposed by the Affordable Care Act on self-insured group health plans andor issuers
This is the third in a series of Executive Alerts in the Special Health Care Reform Series.
Last week, the first of the Executive Alerts in the Special Health Care Reform Series discussed the employer mandate provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and provided a timeline for employer compliance initiatives which begin later in 2012 under PPACA.
Some laws are fairly straightforward.
On January 1, 2014, for the first time, all employees (and small employers with less than 50 employees -- or 100 employees, depending on the state) will be able to go to regulated Exchanges (and possibly other Exchanges -- stay tuned) and purchase health insurance coverage.
Those closely following the travails of the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and a companion reconciliation act (together, PPACA) since they were enacted in March 2010 have seen the controversy head down two distinct paths.
In the article entitled "The Controversy Over State-Based Health Insurance Exchanges: Politics As Usual, Or Dangerous Brinksmanship?" published in the December 8, 2011, issue of the Health Law Update, we pointed out potentially dramatic differences between a health insurance exchange (HIX) organized and operated by an individual state and a HIX organized and operated by HHS.