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Pillsbury | USA | 11 Jul 2016

When May Antitrust Not Stop a Health Care Combination? When a Court Decides other Federal Law May Compel It.

The Court's determination reflects the healthcare world as it is, and not as the FTC wishes it to be. We find it no small irony that the same


Pillsbury | USA | 30 Mar 2016

Supreme Court Reaffirms ERISA’s Preemptive Effect as It Overturns State Health Care Law

In Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance, the Supreme Court overturned a Vermont law requiring ERISA plans to disclose health payments to the state's


Pillsbury | USA | 1 Jul 2015

U.S. Supreme Court upholds premium subsidies on federally run health insurance exchanges

On June 25, 2015, in a 6-3 majority opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed the availability of premium subsidies for health coverage purchased on


Pillsbury | USA | 3 Feb 2015

Supreme Court rejects Yard-Man inference of lifetime vesting of retiree health benefits

The Supreme Court's recent unanimous decision in M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett, No. 13-1010, 2015 WL 303218 (S. Ct. January 26, 2015) confirms


Pillsbury | USA | 18 Sep 2013

Private health exchanges: preparing for the Affordable Care Act

As the U.S. moves toward full implementation of the Federal Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as Obamacare), employers are seeing new challenges


Pillsbury | USA | 3 Sep 2013

Market responses to the Affordable Care Act

Some predict that ACA will lead to cheaper, better, universal health care. Others predict a calamity. But most agree that the law will drive


Pillsbury | USA | 12 Jul 2013

Obamacare: meeting implementation challenges with contracting best practices

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 mandated the creation of health care exchanges ("Exchanges") which will enable individuals to shop on-line for health


Pillsbury | USA | 12 Jun 2013

Health care reform update: July 31 fee deadline for most self-insured plans

The IRS has released a revised version of Form 720 "Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return" for sponsors of self-insured health plans to pay annual fees


Pillsbury | USA | 13 May 2013

Model notices of health insurance options - employers must distribute by October 1, 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued model notices for informing existing employees and new hires of health coverage options which will be


Pillsbury | USA | 16 Jan 2013

Many self-insured plans subject to new annual fees this year

New regulations have been issued under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA") implementing annual fees and reporting requirements

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