Last week, the Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations on the fees imposed on specified health insurance issuers and plan sponsors of self-funded health plans under the Affordable Care Act to help fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
On July 22, 2010, the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services (the "Departments") issued another round of guidance implementing the Affordable Care Act group health plan provisions.
On June 22, 2010, the Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services (the Departments) issued another round of guidance implementing the Affordable Care Act group health plan provisions.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) charged the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with establishing a temporary Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (the Program) for employment-based health plans that provide health coverage to early retirees.
Section 105 of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act of 2008 ("GINA") provides that a group health plan or health insurer may not use or disclose genetic information for purposes of underwriting.