Earlier this year, the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services ("HHS") (collectively, the "Departments") issued a final rule regarding the implementation and content requirements of the Summary of Benefits and Coverage ("SBC"), a standardized document that group health plans and health insurance issuers must provide under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA") to summarize the benefits and terms of coverage for plan participants and beneficiaries.
The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) was enacted into law on October 3, 2008, as part of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
On April 15, 2010, President Obama signed into law an extension of unemployment benefits and premium assistance available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ("ARRA") for benefits received under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act ("COBRA").
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) (H.R. 3590), as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (“HCERA”).
The Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 ("SCHIP") imposes mandatory reporting requirements for group health plans to help the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service ("CMS"), the division of Health and Human Services that administers Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
"Michelle’s Law" provides up to one year of extended medical coverage to seriously ill college students who would otherwise lose coverage due to a medically necessary leave from college.
The Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") issued final regulations for group health plans and health insurance issuers under the Newborns’ and Mothers’ Health Protection Act of 1996 (the "Newborns’ Act").
Governor Paterson signed into law legislation that makes significant changes to New York State health insurance law in two key respects.
The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act ("CHIPRA") extends the existing Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through 2013.