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Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 1 Oct 2013

Agencies release guidance on HRAs, FSAs, and Employer Payment Plans

On Friday, September 13, 2013, the IRS released Notice 2013-54 and the DOL issued Technical Release 2013-03 in substantially identical form. This

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Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 30 Apr 2013

Agencies issue new FAQS regarding implementation of ACA

The US Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (the "Agencies") jointly issued yesterday a document entitled "FAQs

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Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 10 Dec 2012

IRS releases final regulations on comparative effectiveness research fee to fund PCORI; guidance on transitional reinsurance fee

On December 5, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") released final regulations regarding the payment of fees by insurers and plan sponsors of group health plans to fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (the "Institute" or "PCORI").

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Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 27 Nov 2012

New guidance on wellness programs issued

On November 20, 2012, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury (hereinafter, the "Departments") issued long-awaited guidance on several key provisions of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), including requirements on essential health benefits, preventing pre-existing condition discrimination, and employment-based wellness programs.

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Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 18 May 2012

Additional guidance on the summary of benefits and coverage

The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury (the "Departments") recently released the ninth in their series of answers to frequently asked questions on implementation issues associated with the Affordable Care Act.

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Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 3 May 2012

Health care reform: IRS releases guidance on comparative effectiveness research fee

On April 12, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued proposed regulations regarding the payment of fees by insurers and plan sponsors of group health plans to fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (the "Institute").

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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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Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 5 Aug 2011

Health care reform: women’s health preventive care requirements

Earlier this week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued detailed guidelines regarding women’s health care services that group health plans and health insurance policies must cover without cost-sharing pursuant to Section 2713 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended (ACA).

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Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 20 Jun 2011

Revised waiver application process

On June 17, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a guidance bulletin modifying certain terms of the program under which a health plan or insurer may obtain a waiver from the minimum annual limit requirements contained in the Affordable Care Act (the Act).

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Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 23 Dec 2010

IRS defers application of nondiscrimination rules for insured group health plans

On December 22, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") released Notice 2011-1, which defers application of certain nondiscrimination requirements applicable to insured group health plans under the Affordable Care Act (the "Act").

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