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 […]
Reminder: Plan Sponsors of Certain Applicable Self-Funded Health Plans Must Make PCORI Fee Payment By July 31, 2015 Please let this serve as a reminder that the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee is due by July 31st and must […]
On Friday, June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued the 5-4 landmark decision in Obergefell v Hodges striking down same-sex marriage bans across the country as unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment.
Employers and plan sponsors that maintain wellness programs need to carefully review those programs to ensure compliance with various employment and benefit laws, including recently released guidance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) and Title I of Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”)
Plan sponsors have work to do on their summary of benefits and coverage (“SBC”) in the coming months. The government recently published proposed regulations related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (“PPACA”) SBC requirement. The proposed regulations would […]