Monthly Archives: July 2014

2015 Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace Begins November 15, 2014

The Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment for 2015 health insurance coverage begins November 15, 2014 and ends February 15, 2015. This means that anyone who failed to enroll during the 2014 open enrollment period, which ended on March 31, 2014, … Continue reading

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Final Rule on Bona Fide Orientation Periods and the 90-Day Waiting Period Limitation

The 2010 enactment of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) added provisions to the Public Health Service Act (“PHS”), the Internal Revenue Code (“the Code”) and ERISA. Chief among these changes was the prohibition against waiting periods of more than 90 … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Rules ACA Contraception Mandate Violates Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Hobby Lobby Case

In an opinion delivered by Justice Alito, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on June 30, 2014, that closely held for-profit corporations can deny contraceptive coverage when citing religious beliefs. The owners of Conestoga, Hobby Lobby and Mardel, … Continue reading

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