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Managing MLR Rebates: A Guide for Employers
Every year by July 31st, insurers must submit a report detailing their premium expenditure from the prior year to the...
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Question of the month
QUESTION:  Is an applicable large employer required to offer health coverage to interns? Answer: Generally speaking, there is not a...
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Risks for Employers Administering Supplemental Life Coverage
On June 11, 2024, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced a recent settlement with Unum Life Insurance Company of America...
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Updated Resources Available for Next Gag Clause Prohibition Compliance Attestation Due December 31, 2024
On May 24, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued updated annual submission instructions, a user manual, and an...
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ACA’s Free Preventive Services Mandate Stands, U.S. 5th Circuit Appeals Court Rules
The lawsuit, Braidwood Management Inc. v. Xavier Becerra, 4:20-cv-00283, (N.D. Tex.), was brought by two Christian-owned Texas businesses opposed to...
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Compliance Considerations for Domestic Partner Eligibility
More and more, young adults are foregoing traditional marriage and entering into other forms of sharing relationships. To appeal to...
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San Francisco HCAO Rates Increase Effective 7/1
Effective July 1, 2024, the Health Care Accountability Ordinance (“HCAO”) Fee Rate will increase to $6.75 per hour with a...
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Upcoming Compliance Deadlines
Employers must comply with numerous reporting and disclosure requirements in connection with their group health plans.  Please note the following...
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Question of the Month
Question: Can a company shareholder with >2% shares in an S Corporation be an HSA-Eligible Individual?  IRS Publication 969 appears...
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HHS Finalizes Rule to Strengthen Reproductive Health Care Privacy
On April 22, 2024, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued a final rule to modify certain provisions...
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Change Healthcare, a U.S. Healthcare Company, is Confirmed as a Cyberattack
On February 21, 2024, UnitedHealth Group disclosed that one of its companies, Change Healthcare, experienced a cyberattack. This was a...
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Navigating Healthcare Costs: Update on Advanced Explanation of Benefits (AEOB)
On April 23, 2024, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) provided a status update on the implementation of...
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DOL Rescinds 2018 Final Rule on Association Health Plans
The Department of Labor (“DOL”) rescinded their 2018 rule entitled ‘‘Definition of Employer Under Section 3(5) of ERISA—Association Health Plans’’...
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IRS Announces 2025 Affordable Care Act Pay-or-Play Penalties
On February 12, 2024, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) announced updated penalty amounts for 2025 related to the employer shared...
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REMINDER – PCORI Fees Due July 31, 2024
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (“PCORI”) fee initially applied from 2012 to 2019; however, in December 2019, the Further Consolidated...
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U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, May Uphold Nationwide Block on Mandated ACA Preventive Care Coverage
In March 2024, a three-judge panel of the New Orleans-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (covering the...
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