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PCORI Fee Due By July 31, 2017
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee was established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to advance comparative clinical effectiveness research.
United States
11 Jul 2017
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Senate Republicans Unveil ACA Repeal Bill
Last week, Senate Republicans unveiled draft legislation to move toward repealing portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
United States
6 Jul 2017
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The Future of Discretionary Clauses in California Life and Disability Insurance Agreements
On May 11, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a district court ruling, and upheld a California law that invalidates a plan provision that assigns the final determination on benefit payout determinations to an insurer.
United States
23 May 2017
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What Are The New 2018 Health Savings Account Limits?
In Revenue Procedure 2017-37, 2017-21 IRB, the IRS issued the annual inflation-adjusted contribution, deductible and out-of-pocket expense limits for 2018 for HSAs. For clear comparison...
United States
16 May 2017
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House Narrowly Passes American Health Care Act
On Thursday, May 4, 2017, the US House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act by the slimmest of margins with no Democrats voting in favor of the bill.
United States
15 May 2017
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View From Mcdermott: Employee Benefit Plan Considerations For Health Systems In 2017
Health system employers, including hospitals and other not-for-profit employers within the healthcare industry, face unique challenges with respect to employee benefits and compensation compared to for-profit employers.
United States
10 Apr 2017
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Manager Amendments To The American Health Care Act
On Monday March 20, 2017, technical and policy amendments to the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA) were introduced to address concerns by more conservative Republicans.
United States
3 Apr 2017
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American Health Care Act: Considerations For Employers
On Monday March 6, 2017, the House Republican leadership in the Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees unveiled their signature bill to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
United States
20 Mar 2017
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Northern District Of Texas Blocks Enforcement Of The Non-Discrimination Regulations Of The ACA
On December 31, 2016, the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued an opinion and order in Franciscan Alliance, Inc. et al v. Burwell, which preliminarily enjoins the US Department of Health and Human Services from enforcing...
United States
31 Jan 2017
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Supreme Court Declines To Hear Appeal To A Michigan Tax On Health Insurance Plans
The Supreme Court of the United States has declined to hear the Self-Insurance Institute of America Inc.'s ERISA preemption challenge to a Michigan tax on health insurance plans.
United States
23 Jan 2017
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21st Century Cures Act: Small Employer Changes Under The Affordable Care Act
President Obama has signed the 21st Century Cures Act, Pub. L. No. 114-225 (Dec. 13, 2016). As we previously mentioned, the new legislation permits small employers...
United States
28 Dec 2016
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Congress Passed The 21st Century Cures Act
Congress has passed, and President Obama is expected to sign the 21st Century Cures Act, H.R. 34. Among other things, the new legislation will permit small employers to maintain general-purpose stand-alone...
United States
20 Dec 2016
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Extension For Good-Faith Reporting And 2016 Forms 1095-C And 1094-C
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created information reporting requirements for certain large employers and issuers of health insurance coverage under Sections 6055 and 6056 of the Internal Revenue Code.
United States
25 Nov 2016
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Trump's Obamacare: What Employers Can Expect
On many occasions during the campaign, Trump made no secret of his desire to repeal the ACA on "day one," but offered little insight into his views on health care policy.
United States
24 Nov 2016
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IRS Adjusted ACA Fee Amounts For The 2017 Policy Or Plan Years
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee was established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to advance comparative clinical effectiveness research.
United States
24 Nov 2016
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Michigan Health Insurance Claims Assessment Act Is Not Preempted By ERISA
The trial court dismissed the case, concluding that the law was not preempted by ERISA.
United States
24 Aug 2016
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Guidance On Ransomware Attacks Under HIPAA And State Data Breach Notification Laws
The HIPAA Security Rule requires covered entities and business associates to implement security measures.
United States
11 Aug 2016
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New Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act Guidance from the DOL
The US Department of Labor (DOL) has provided guidance on health plan provisions that could trigger a violation of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA), as amended by the Affordable Care Act.
United States
14 Jun 2016
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HHS Issues Final ACA Nondiscrimination In Health Programs And Activities Regulation
On Friday, May 13, 2016, the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights finalized regulations that provide explicit protections from discrimination on the basis of gender identity in health care and insurance under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.
United States
27 May 2016
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New FAQs Address Implementation Of The Affordable Care Act, Mental Health Parity And Addiction Equity Act, And The Women's Health And Cancer Rights Act
Recent guidance clarifies important issues under the Affordable Care Act, Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, and Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act.
United States
19 May 2016
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