Yesterday, October 12, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order entitled “Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States” (the “Order”). Also on October 12, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services released a statement that the cost-sharing […]
When the entire country was seeking to understand and respond to the myriad of employee benefit changes, mandates and associated penalties accompanying the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Fraser Trebilcock attorney Elizabeth Latchana stepped up to […]
With employee benefits constituting a large and growing segment of an employer’s total labor costs, it is crucial that employers get the most out of each dollar spent. Our attorneys help employers navigate the complex and frequently changing rules governing […]
While the future of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and any potential replacement legislation is still in question, the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has clarified through its […]
Employer-plan sponsors need to be ready to act as changes to the landscape of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) as applied to employer-sponsored group health plans are looming on the horizon. On January 20, 2017, President Trump […]
The desire to offer a wellness program to employees may seem like a no-brainer. Why wouldn’t employers encourage their employees to adopt healthy lifestyles and thereby hopefully reduce the future medical claims and health insurance premiums of employer-sponsored medical plans?
Employers Take Note – IRS Releases Final Forms & Instructions for Information Reporting! The IRS has just released the final forms and instructions for Information Reporting under Internal Revenue Code sections 6055 and 6056.
The deadline for a large health plan to obtain its health plan identifier (“HPID”) is quickly approaching. As we previously advised (please see our Client Alert dated April 21, 2014), the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires a controlling […]
Fraser Trebilcock attorney Jonathan Raven has been appointed to a term on the American Hospital Association Committee on Governance’s Leadership Development Committee, comprised of trustees of major hospitals around the country. Leadership Development Committee members are appointed by the Chair of […]
In the wake of health care reform, health care providers face numerous challenges that require them to adopt sustainable continuous improvements that advance care for their patients, enhance health in their populations and reduce the growth of their expenditures. Accountable […]