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New guidance issued on “fixed indemnity” insurance benefits under Affordable Care Act
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2013

When the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) was enacted in 1996, it exempted coverage of “excepted benefits” from its


Kentucky introduces a bill allowing policyholders to use life settlement proceeds to pay for Medicaid-covered long-term care
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2013

On February 11, 2013, Kentucky Representative Robert R. Damron (D) introduced House Bill 314 (the "Bill") which, among other things, allows owners of


CCIIO issues broker guidelines for exchanges
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2013

On May 1, the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), a part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), issued


CMS proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage plans
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2014

On February 21, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposal to decrease payments to Medicare Advantage plans by 3.6 percent


Proposed rule on employer information reporting requirements; potential fix for the "doc fix"
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2013

On September 5, 2013, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service jointly issued proposed regulations implementing the Affordable


Proposed bill would eliminate Stark Law exception for some services; Oregon exchange won’t be completely ready by deadline; “Doc Fix” bill advances in house
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2013

The "Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act of 2013," introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on August 1, would eliminate one of the Stark


Navigating the maze of medical cannabis - uncertainty and the challenge of obtaining banking and insurance services for marijuana-related businesses
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2015

The current and two immediate past presidents have smoked it. As one leading expert commented during a congressional hearing, perhaps "marijuana is a


HHS releases new exchange application forms
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2013

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released revised, more user-friendly application forms for use by consumers who apply for


NAIC Spring National Meetings: Houston, Texas - April 5-9, 2013
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2013

The following is a summary of select developments and discussions addressed at the NAIC Spring National Meetings held in Houston, Texas on April 5-9


Massachusetts to replace health exchange website provider
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2014

Massachusetts health officials announced last week that it will replace its health insurance exchange website. According to media reports, the