With its “employer mandate”i.e., the requirement that applicable large employers make an offer of group health coverage to substantially all
If you are a technology company developing products for the health market, you have probably heard about and maybe even been “warned” about HIPAA (the
Health Plans and health care providers are getting into each other’s business. This payorprovider convergence has taken different forms
In March 2011, as required by the Affordable Care Act, the Secretary of Labor provided the first Annual Report to Congress on Self-Insured Group Health Plans (the "Report").
On Monday, March 14, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of the Treasury jointly published proposed rules that provide a process for States to request waivers of provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), including the controversial provision that requires almost every American to have some form of medical insurance beginning in 2014.
Even before Congress began laboring over the potentially biggest health care legislation in years, employers had or should have had plenty of health and welfare plan issues on their agendas for the second half of 2009.