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Stinson LLP | USA | 6 Jan 2012

IRS publishes additional guidance on reporting cost of group health insurance coverage on Form W-2

The IRS recently published Notice 2012-9, an update to the earlier Q&A guidance provided in Notice 2011-28 dealing with reporting the cost of group health insurance on Form W-2.

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Stinson LLP | USA | 27 Apr 2011

Free choice vouchers repealed

On April 15, 2011, President Obama signed into law H.R. 1473, the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011.

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Stinson LLP | USA | 22 Nov 2010

Group health plans may change insurance carriers under amendment to grandfathered plan regulation

Under a November 17, 2010 amendment to the interim final regulation regarding grandfathered plans, insured employer group health plans can now change health insurance carriers and maintain grandfathered status if certain requirements are met.

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Stinson LLP | USA | 22 Nov 2010

Health care reform: amendment allows group plans to change carriers

This is the tenth in a series of articles about health care reform.

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Stinson LLP | USA | 23 Sep 2010

Benefit claims review process after PPACA

This Q&A focuses on new joint interim final regulations from the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Stinson LLP | USA | 28 Jul 2010

Say goodbye to preexisting condition limitations, annuallifetime benefit limits, and rescissions - and hello to new patient rights (throw in a couple of new notices, too)

The Treasury Department, the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services recently issued interim final regulations implementing some health plan design changes required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA).

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Stinson LLP | USA | 28 Jul 2010

Interim final regulations on preexisting conditions, other key issues

The Treasury Department, the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services recently issued interim final regulations implementing some health plan design changes required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA).

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Stinson LLP | USA | 4 Nov 2009

“Gee, i need another” health plan regulation: nondiscrimination rules under GINA

On October 7, 2009, the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued interim final regulations implementing the nondiscrimination rules under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) and proposed regulations to update the HIPAA privacy rule.

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Stinson LLP | USA | 9 Jul 2009

Minnesota continuation coverage update

The Minnesota Legislature was busy in the month of May, and among the laws passed were several dealing with group health insurance.

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Stinson LLP | USA | 1 May 2009

Recent non-COBRA-related welfare plan changes

Effective April 1, 2009, employers sponsoring group health plans must provide special enrolment rights to the spouse or dependent of an eligible employee who loses coverage under a state children’s health insurance plan (CHIP) or Medicaid, or who becomes eligible for premium assistance under one of those programs.

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