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King & Spalding LLP | USA | 29 Jun 2015

Supreme Court rules that tax subsidies are available in states with federal exchanges

More than six million Americans enrolled in health benefit Exchanges established by the Federal Government will retain their tax subsidies for


King & Spalding LLP | USA | 2 Jun 2015

CMS releases Medicaid managed care Proposed Rule

On May 26, 2015, CMS issued a proposed rule that aims to update Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care plans (Proposed


King & Spalding LLP | USA | 30 Apr 2015

Proposed EEOC regulations impose additional requirements on wellness programs

On April 20, 2015, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") published proposed regulations addressing how employers can implement


King & Spalding LLP | USA | 20 Apr 2015

President Obama signs SGR repeal legislation; new physician payment methodology begins in 2019

On April 16, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). MACRA repeals the Medicare


King & Spalding LLP | USA | 13 Apr 2015

CMS’s proposes rule on Mental Health Parity to strengthen access to Medicaid and CHIP plans

On April 6, 2015, CMS announced a proposed rule intended to align mental health and substance use disorder benefits for low-income Americans with


King & Spalding LLP | USA | 31 Mar 2015

IRS clarifies that after-tax HRAs and other individual health insurance payment arrangements generally violate the Affordable Care Act; limited transition relief available

Any employer who offers an arrangement that reimburses employees (or pays directly) for premiums or other medical costs of individual health insurance


King & Spalding LLP | USA | 16 Mar 2015

State legislatures react to latest health data breaches by updating state data breach notification laws and encryption requirements for health insurers

Recent, large-scale breaches of health information have served to highlight the fact that federal agencies have only rarely assessed penalties


King & Spalding LLP | USA | 24 Nov 2014

OIG identifies top 10 management challenges for HHS in fiscal year 2014

On November 18, 2014, the HHS OIG released its annual list of the top 10 management and performance challenges faced by HHS and the OIG during the


King & Spalding LLP | USA | 31 Oct 2014

Final regulations for ACA excepted benefits

On October 1, 2014, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury issued final regulations that address the treatment of dental


King & Spalding LLP | USA | 30 Jun 2014

Updated model COBRA and CHIPRA notices

Since January 1, 2014, individuals and employees have been able to purchase medical health insurance coverage through federal and state exchanges

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