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Final information reporting requirements for employers
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • March 17 2014

The time and cost of complying with any additional reporting requirement is never good news. However, the final regulations issued on March 10, 2014


Final HIPAA omnibus rules require attention
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2013

The time has come to take out and refresh those business associate agreements, HIPAA privacy and security compliance manuals, and HIPAA privacy


Nondiscrimination rules delayed for insured health plans
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • January 1 2011

The Affordable Care Act imposes, for the first time, nondiscrimination rules on non-grandfathered, insured group health plans similar to those that apply to self-insured plans under Section 105(h) of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code


Preventive care rules under the Affordable Care Act
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2010

On July 14, 2010, the Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services (the Departments) issued another round of guidance implementing the Affordable Care Act group health plan provisions


Internal appeals and external review processes under the Affordable Care Act
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2010

On July 22, 2010, the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services (the "Departments") issued another round of guidance implementing the Affordable Care Act group health plan provisions


Health care reform availability of coverage for adult children
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2010

On May 13, 2010, the Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services (the Departments) issued interim final rules (the Rules) to implement Section 2714 of the Public Health Services Act regarding the mandated expansion of eligibility for adult dependent children


Reimbursing OTC drugs and applying for mini-med waivers
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2010

On September 3, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (OCIIO) independently announced the release of additional Affordable Care Act guidance


The next generation of appeals procedures new federal external review process and model notices
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2010

On August 23, 2010, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury (the Departments) announced the release of EBSA Technical Release 2010-01 (the Technical Release), which establishes an interim federal external review process for non-grandfathered self-insured group health plans


Final summary of benefits and coverage rules a rocky compliance road for employer plans
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • February 20 2012

On February 14th the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services (the Departments) issued final regulations regarding the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) Rules under the Affordable Care Act


Future guidance outlined for automatic enrollment, employer responsibilities and waiting periods
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2012

This month, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury released yet another page from their Affordable Care Act playbook in substantially identical forms