The U.S. Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services have issued proposed rules addressing the form and content of the summary of benefits and uniform glossary requirements of Section 2715 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
This is the twenty-fourth issue in our health care reform series of alerts for employers on selected topics in health care reform.
On May 5, 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued interim final regulations ("Interim Regulations") for the early retiree reinsurance program (the "Program") enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
On March 2, 2010, President Obama signed The Temporary Extension Act of 2010 (COBRA Extension Act), which extends by one month the COBRA premium reduction provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Stimulus Act).
Once again, Congress has extended the period during which an individual must be involuntarily terminated (as defined for purposes of the COBRA subsidy, an "Invol Term") to be eligible for the COBRA subsidy.
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.