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Newly released guidance: HHS allows non-compliant policy for another two years and IRS simplifies employer administrative burden
  • Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2014

Over the past several months, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA") guidance has been released on a frequent basis. On March 5, 2014


ACA “play or pay” penalties delayed again
  • Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
  • USA
  • February 11 2014

On February 10, 2014, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (the "IRS") issued Final Regulations that further delay


PPACA marketplace notice update
  • Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2013

As stated in a previous SGR Client Alert, employers are required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA") to notify their


IRS releases additional guidance on delay of PPACA play or pay penalties and employer reporting requirements
  • Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
  • USA
  • July 10 2013

As reported in a previous SGR Client Alert, last week, the Obama Administration announced that it will provide an additional year - until 2015 -


Happy Fourth of July! PPACA pay or play penalties and employer reporting requirements delayed until 2015
  • Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
  • USA
  • July 3 2013

On July 2, 2013, the Obama Administration announced that it will provide an additional year - until 2015 - for employers to begin complying with


DOL releases marketplace guidance and model notices October 1 deadline
  • Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2013

On May 8, 2013, the Department of Labor ("DOL") issued Technical Release 2013-02 ("Technical Release"), which provides temporary guidance and model


Agencies issue new summary of benefits and coverage requirements and templates
  • Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2013

On April 23, 2013, the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services (the "Agencies") released additional FAQs addressing the


HHS issues new rules on contraceptive coverage for faith-based entities
  • Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2013

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") issued new proposed regulations on the provision of contraceptives by group health


Agencies release multiple PPACA regulations impacting employer-sponsored group health plans
  • Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
  • USA
  • December 20 2012

Over the past several weeks, federal agencies in charge of implementing health care reform have issued guidance on several different aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”


Agencies issue guidance regarding definition of “full-time employee” and waiting period limitations under PPACA
  • Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2012

On Friday, August 31, the Internal Revenue Services (“IRS”) issued Notice 2012-58 describing safe harbor methods employers may use to determine which employees should be treated as “full-time employees” for purposes of the shared employer responsibility (i.e., “pay or play”) provisions under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”