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|Two Important Deadlines Approaching for Self-Insured Group Health Plans|
Casey K. Fleming, Leigh C. Riley; Foley & Lardner LLP;
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 26, 2014If you sponsor a self-insured group health plan, then November includes two important deadlines: (1) you must obtain a health plan identifier for your plan, and (2) you must report the number of participants for whom a transitional reinsurance fee is due.
|Healthcare Reform in the U.S. Territories; Prepayment of Taxes for Puerto Rico Retirement Plans|
Karen N. Brandon, Grace Huang Ristuccia; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014The summer of 2014 has brought further guidance for health plan coverage in the U.S. territories and for retirement plan coverage in Puerto Rico. Issuers and employer sponsors of Puerto Rico group health plans and employer sponsors of Puerto Rico retirement plans should review their plans to ensure...
|Resistance WAS Futile—California Conforms to ACA Waiting Period Requirement|
Timothy G. Verrall; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
August 29, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014After wandering in the wilderness for a year, California has now come in from the cold and conformed its requirements for eligibility waiting periods to the federal standard adopted in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Effective January 1, 2015, SB 1034 imposes a 90-day limit on eligibility waiting...
|Health Care Reform: Employers Should Prepare Now for 2015 to Avoid Penalties|
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, beginning in 2015, certain large employers who do not offer affordable health insurance that provides minimum value to their full-time employees may be subject to significant penalties. These penalties are explained below.
|Big Increase in 2014 Service Contract Act Health & Welfare Rate Announced|
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 28, 2014The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released its annual memorandum with the rate increase for Service Contract Act (SCA) Health and Welfare (H&W) Fringe Benefits. The new rate of $4.02 per hour (up from last year’s $3.81 per hour) is required in all government contract bids or other...
|The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 22: Charting the Future of the Premium Subsidies (and Employer Penalties): Halbig v. Burwell and King v. Burwell|
Roy M. Albert, Alden J. Bianchi, Stephen M. Weiner; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 28, 2014On July 22, 2014, two federal appellate courts issued conflicting decisions, within hours of each other, regarding the IRS final rule published on May 23, 2012 (the “IRS Rule”), intended to implement the exchange-related tax credit provisions of the Affordable Care Act...
|Federal Government Report on Data Breaches in Health Care|
Margaret Young Levi; Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued two reports to Congress required by Section 13402(i) of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act:
|Will There Be Tax Credit Subsidies for Health Coverage Purchased on the Federal|
Thora A. Johnson, Elizabeth C. Keenan, Ralph S. Tyler; Venable LLP;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 23, 2014There is no letup in the intensity of the litigation wars surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or in the significance of the matters at issue. In 2012, the Supreme Court narrowly upheld the ACA in the face of a full-scale attack while invalidating the ACA's Medicaid expansion requirements. A...
|The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 23: The Impact of Employment Contract Terms on Variable Hour Employee Status|
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 20, 2014For applicable large employers (i.e., employers who employed at least 50 full-time and full-time equivalent employees on business days during the preceding calendar year) endeavoring to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility rules, determining an employee’s...
|Updated Model Cobra Continuation Coverage Election Notice|
Lamb Barnosky LLP;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued an updated Model COBRA Continuation Coverage Election Notice (a copy is attached to this memo and available at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/COBRA.html). The Updated Notice must be provided to COBRA qualified beneficiaries within 14 calendar days after the...