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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 18 Dec 2018

The No-Legged Stool? ACA Declared Unconstitutional in Surprise Decision

Author: Timothy G. Verrall (Houston) The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has proven to be quite resistant to attempts to dismantle


Ogletree Deakins | USA | 26 Jan 2017

Rubber, Meet Road: The Arduous Task of Translating Campaign-Talk into Action to Repeal (and Replace?) Obamacare

The creation and implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) was a long, strange trip beset throughout by


Ogletree Deakins | USA | 16 May 2016

Why Can’t We Be Friends? The Supreme Court Discovers an Unexpected Meeting of the Minds in Zubik v. Burwell

Regardless of one's preferred metaphor, the Supreme Court of the United States is adept at ducking, punting, and otherwise avoiding messy and


Ogletree Deakins | USA | 5 Feb 2015

Honored in the breach: employer action items for an insurer data breach

This morning, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, one of the largest health insurers in the country, notified its policyholders, members, and business


Ogletree Deakins | USA | 26 Sep 2014

Identify yourself! Deadline for health plan identifiers is fast approaching

One of the lesser-known health plan requirements adopted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has an initial deadline that is fast


Ogletree Deakins | USA | 20 Aug 2014

Resistance WAS futileCalifornia conforms to ACA waiting period requirement

After wandering in the wilderness for a year, California has now come in from the cold and conformed its requirements for eligibility waiting periods


Ogletree Deakins | USA | 11 Jul 2014

California Governor signs bill giving small businesses extra time to comply with ACA

On July 7, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that will give small business owners additional time to comply with the Affordable Care Act


Ogletree Deakins | USA | 22 Feb 2013

California weighs in on essential health benefits for group health plans and insurers

As a reminder of the significant role that states will play in implementing the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), we wanted to highlight


Ogletree Deakins | USA | 10 Dec 2012

Wellness programs receive welcome tune-up under proposed regulations

The regulatory log-jam in Washington seems to finally be loosening up in the aftermath of the election, and the troika of agencies primarily responsible for overseeing implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the Affordable Care Act)the IRS, U.S. Department of Health and Human Serviceshave recently issued proposed regulations that will be of interest to employers who are considering new wellness programs or changes to existing programs.

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