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Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 19 Jul 2011

Interim final regulations on rules for two HIPAA electronic transactions

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) requires group health plans (and their business associates) that exchange information electronically in certain "covered transactions" to use standardized formats and uniform codes to conduct such transactions.


Alston & Bird LLP | USA | 1 Jul 2011

HHS publishes HIPAAPPACA administrative simplification interim final rule adopting operating rules for eligibility for a health plan and health care claim status transactions

Pursuant to section 1104 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the Department of Health and Human Services issued an interim final rule yesterday afternoon adopting operating rules for two Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) transactions: eligibility for a health plan and health care claim status.


Fisher Phillips | USA | 3 Aug 2010

Healthcare reform changes affecting coverage of children

The recent health care reform legislation made two significant changes regarding health benefits provided to an employee's adult child.


Reed Smith LLP | USA | 18 Jun 2010

Final rule on grandfathered health plans under the ACA

Under the ACA, certain group health plans and health insurance coverage existing as of March 23, 2010 (the date of enactment of the ACA), are considered "grandfathered" and excused from complying with some of the ACA's health care improvement and market reform provisions.


Greenberg Traurig LLP | USA | 17 Jun 2010

Interim final rules issued for ‘grandfathered’ health plans

On June 14, 2010, the Departments of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services issued interim final regulations implementing rules for group health plans and health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets regarding status of a "grandfathered" health plan under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) (P.


Jones Day | USA | 19 May 2010

Coming of age: extended health coverage for children to age 26

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended ("PPACA"), requires group health plans that offer health coverage to employees' or subscribers' children to make such coverage available until the child's 26th birthday.


Ogletree Deakins | USA | 6 Oct 2009

Do your health and wellness plans violate GINA?

Many employers with wellness program that use health risk assessments will have to modify their assessments to avoid running afoul of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), under final interim regulations set to appear in the Federal Register on October 7, 2009.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 17 Jun 2009

Rhode Island law requires employers to maintain a cafeteria plan

Joining Massachusetts and Connecticut, Rhode Island will require employers employing more than 25 employees in the state for six consecutive months to establish and maintain a cafeteria plan (also referred to as a Section 125 plan) to enable employees and their dependants to purchase health insurance with pre-tax dollars.


Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 11 Jun 2009

Minnesota enacts relief on employer reporting requirement and Minnesota Department of Commerce releases opt-out form

Minnesota has amended the law imposing a reporting requirement on employers with respect to pre-tax premium payments.


Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 23 Mar 2009

New HIPAA special enrollment rights effective April 1, 2009

The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (the "Act") creates new special enrollment rights, requires employers to provide a new notice to employees, and requires employers to disclose certain health plan information to states.

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