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IRS Allows High Deductible Health Plans To Provide Pre-Deductible Benefits For Chronic Care Management
Earlier this week, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued guidance expanding the list of "preventive care benefits" that a HDHP may cover before a participant has met the plan's deductible.
United States
26 Jul 2019
Executive Order On Health Care Transparency May Impact Employer Sponsored Group Health Plans
Earlier this week, President Trump signed an executive order that directs the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services ("Departments") to seek to improve price and quality transparency in health care.
United States
15 Jul 2019
Final Regulations Allow Employers To Reimburse Premiums For Individual Medical Insurance
Yesterday, the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services issued final regulations allowing health reimbursement arrangements.
United States
27 Jun 2019
HHS Proposes To Revise ACA Section 1557 Rule: Impacts Transgender Benefits And Group Health Plan Notices
On May 24, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a proposed rule to revise regulations implementing and enforcing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
United States
11 Jun 2019
Health Care Implications Of Tax Bill: No More Individual Mandate
Late yesterday, the U.S. Senate Republicans approved a tax bill, by a vote of 51-48.
United States
4 Jun 2019
Excited About Association Health Plans?
Many commentators and businesses welcomed the new final regulations on association health plans (AHPs) released by the US. Department of Labor (DOL) on Tuesday, (see here and here).
United States
29 Mar 2019
Data Breaches And HIPAA: Keeping Personal Health Care Information Safe In The Digital Age
If you have ever lost your laptop, you have something in common with one of the most frequent violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
United States
1 Mar 2019
2019 Cost-of-Living Adjustments For Welfare Benefits
The IRS has announced the 2019 cost-of-living adjustments for various welfare benefit plan dollar limits.
United States
15 Feb 2019
Texas Court Strikes Down ACA
On December 14, 2018, Judge Reed O'Connor, district court judge in the Northern District of Texas, in Texas v. Azar, struck down the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA).
United States
27 Dec 2018
ACA Ruled Unconstitutional By Texas Court-What's Next?
Hours before the end of annual enrollment in the federal health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a Texas district court judge ruled that the ACA is unconstitutional...
United States
20 Dec 2018
Breaking News: Post-Election Irs Issues Final ACA Rule Regarding Religious Exemptions
The IRS has just release new final regulations regarding religious exemptions and accommodations from the contraceptive coverage mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
United States
13 Nov 2018
Excited About Association Health Plans? Not So Fast, Says New York And Massachusetts
As in the past with the ACA, the release of final regulations is quickly followed by litigation.
United States
27 Jun 2018
Association Health Plans Reinvigorated-New Options For Many Employers
Association Health Plans have been reinvigorated by the new regulations released yesterday by the US Department of Labor (DOL). As I mentioned in my blog entry yesterday, these regulations are the result of President Trump's executive order last year instructing the DOL to allow for more flexibility related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and health insurance.
United States
25 Jun 2018
Breaking News: New Association Health Plans Rules Expand Health Care Options
Today, the US Department of Labor (DOL) released new association health plans (AHPs) rules that allow small employers and self-employed individuals to join together to purchase health insurance coverage.
United States
25 Jun 2018
Will The ACA Be Dismantled In Court? Justice Department Declines To Support ACA Provisions
President Trump's administration continues in its mission to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While attempts to repeal the ACA through legislation have not succeeded ...
United States
14 Jun 2018
Additional Revision To IRS Cost-Of-Living Chart
Based on the provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has once again updated the Cost-of-Living Adjustments for 2018.
United States
12 Mar 2018
Russian Roadmap For Competition In Healthcare Targets Innovative Drug Developers
On January 12, 2018, the Russian Federation published an ambitious Roadmap For Development of Competition in Healthcare, including the latest shot across the bow ...
United States
20 Feb 2018
Healthcare Implications Of Tax Bill: No More Individual Mandate
Late yesterday, the U.S. Senate Republicans approved a tax bill, by a vote of 51-48. This bill was previously approved by the U.S. House by a vote of 227-203.
United States
21 Dec 2017
Senate Will Likely Vote On Tax Reform Late Today Or Tomorrow: Individual Mandate Penalty Relief Is Included
According to multiple sources, the U.S. Senate is close to voting on tax reform either later today or in the morning.
United States
4 Dec 2017
Senate Adds Repeal Of Individual Mandate To Its Tax Bill: Will This Change Doom The Bill's Passage?
Over the past few weeks, the U.S. House and Senate have been working independently on tax bills. While these bills have included some health care related changes, the latest version of the Senate bill ...
United States
20 Nov 2017
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