After months of failed attempts to pass any health care reform legislation, it appears efforts to pass a bipartisan bill to improve the Affordable
All eyes are on the Senate at the moment as efforts to round-up support for the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) continue. Developments over the
After a brief recess, Congress is back in session and health care reform negotiations continue. Below is a summary of a few, relatively minor
The Affordable Care Act's medical loss ratio ("MLR") rule requires health insurance companies (but not self-insured plans) in the group or individual
The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury (the "Departments") recently released the ninth in their series of answers to frequently asked questions on implementation issues associated with the Affordable Care Act.
In May, Texas enacted a far-reaching new health information privacy law that will take effect on September 12, 2012.
On August 18, 2011, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury released proposed regulations that provide standards for use by group health plans and health insurance carriers in compiling and providing a summary of benefits and coverage (SBC) and a uniform glossary of commonly used health insurance and medical terms, as required by the Affordable Care Act.
On June 17, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a guidance bulletin modifying certain terms of the program under which a health plan or insurer may obtain a waiver from the minimum annual limit requirements contained in the Affordable Care Act (the Act).
On December 22, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") released Notice 2011-1, which defers application of certain nondiscrimination requirements applicable to insured group health plans under the Affordable Care Act (the "Act").
On June 17, 2010, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury (the "Departments") released interim final regulations relating to the status of grandfathered health plans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the "IFRs").