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Final regulations provide guidance on required summary of benefits and coverage for group health plans and health insurers
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2012

On February 9, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, and the Treasury Department (the "Departments") released joint final regulations regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's ("PPACA") summary of benefits and coverage (an "SBC") requirement applicable to group health plans and health insurers


Virginia district court rules health care reform's individual mandate unconstitutional; Supreme Court likely to have final say
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2010

On Monday, December 13, 2010, a federal district judge in Virginia ruled that a key provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 ("Health Care Reform") is unconstitutional


Health care reform guidance issued on internal claims and appeals, and external review processes
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2010

On July 23, 2010, the Department of Treasury, in conjunction with the Department of Labor and the Department of Health & Human Services ("HHS"), issued interim final rules for non-grandfathered plans implementing the internal claims and appeals and external review processes for group health plans and health insurance issuers under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (collectively, the "Health Care Reform Act"


Health Care Reform Act guidance issued on preventive services
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2010

On July 14, 2010, the Departments of Health and Human Services ("HHS"), in conjunction with the Department of Labor ("DOL") and the Treasury Department, issued interim final rules for group health plans and health insurance issuers relating to coverage of preventive services under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010


New guidance on grandfathered health plans
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2010

On June 14, 2010, the Department of Health & Human Services, in conjunction with the Department of Labor and the Treasury Department, issued interim final regulations relating to retaining status as a grandfathered health plan ("Grandfathered Plan") under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2011, and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (collectively, the "Health Care Reform Act"


Tax treatment of employer-provided health coverage for adult children
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 2 2010

On April 27, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2010-38 that gives guidance on the income tax treatment of health care benefits provided to children in the year before they attain age 27


Employer-provided health coverage for adult children
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • May 26 2010

On May 10, 2010, the Department of Health & Human Services ("HHS"), in conjunction with the Department of Labor and the Treasury Department, issued interim final regulations implementing the requirement to expand health insurance coverage to adult children up to age 26


Application of health care and health insurance market reforms to grandfathered plans
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2010

With the recent signing by President Obama of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the "PPACA") and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (the "Reconciliation Act") (collectively the "Health Care Reform Act"), employers are eager to understand the impact on their existing plans and the applicable grandfathering provisions


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2010

On Tuesday, March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the "PPACA") into law