The Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued a Final Rule that takes effect on August 15, 2016 (the
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule on February 6 that will allow patients to have direct access to their
Beginning as early as the 2013 open enrollment period, group health plans will be required to provide the new “Summary of Benefits and Coverage” (SBC) notice.
In an amendment to previously issued guidance, the new rules issued by Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury (the Departments) provide that an insured group health plan does not lose its "grandfathered" status merely by changing issuers or insurance contracts.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama March 23, 2010, and later amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (together, the Health Care Reform Law), contains a provision that requires employer-sponsored group health plans that offer dependent coverage for children to make such coverage available to an adult child, until the child turns 26 years of age.
The Employee Benefits Security Administration of the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a model notice (the CHIP Notice) on February 4, 2010, for employers to use to comply with the requirements of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA).
The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee released its version of a health reform bill known as The Affordable Health Choices Act.
The U.S. Department of Labor on March 19, 2009, issued model notices and revised FAQs related to the COBRA premium assistance subsidy available to qualifying individuals under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).