On April 5, the “Self-Insurance Protection Act” passed the House and moved to the Senate. This bill, if enacted, would amend ERISA, the Public Health
On October 8, 2015, President Obama signed the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act (“PACE”). As originally enacted, the Affordable Care
An employer will sometimes form a captive insurance subsidiary to provide insurance coverage for workers compensation and a variety of other risks
By now, most plan sponsors have probably managed to pick themselves up off the floor after hearing about the $63yearcovered life transitional
Now that the election dust has settled, much of the news is about the looming fiscal cliff.
In the wake of the Affordable Care Act’s public exchanges, large private employers and benefit consultants have been working on establishing private health insurance exchanges, which would permit employees of participating employers to purchase health insurance from a broader array of alternatives than are available under a single employer plan.
On September 13, 2012, the Sixth Circuit in Reese v. CNH Am. LLC, 11-1359, 2012 WL 4009695 (6th Cir. Sept. 13, 2012) reiterated its 2009 ruling in the same case that an employer could unilaterally modify a retiree health plan, as long as the modifications were reasonable.
Now that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (“PPACA”) has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, employers need to consider whether to “play or pay”.
In addition to requesting comments on the determination of “minimum value” (discussed in our prior post here), the IRS is also asking for comments regarding the information reporting requirements regarding “minimum essential coverage” under PPACA and for reporting by employers subject to “play or pay” penalties.
Yesterday, today, and tomorrow we are posting brief descriptions of the arguments the Supreme Court will hear in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, et al. v State of Florida, et al., the case challenging the landmark health reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”).