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About Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP is a business law firm, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, serving both publicly held and privately held businesses, governmental entities and high-growth industries. Our clients include Fortune 100 companies, international manufacturers, national and regional financial institutions, agribusinesses, sports teams, university-incubated start-ups, media, utilities, cities and schools, to name a few. We strive to build strong relationships with our clients as key business advisors, to exceed expectations in the quality of our work, to be knowledgeable about our clients’ businesses and sectors, to be responsive to service needs and to continually seek to improve the delivery of client services. Our ultimate focus is on our clients.

Rep. Messer Introduces Legislation to Exempt Schools from the ACA’s Employer Mandate

Indiana Congressman Luke Messer (R-IN) introduced the “Safeguarding Classrooms Hurt by Obamacare’s Obligatory Levies Act” (“Act”). This proposed legislation aims to exempt schools from the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) employer mandates and penalties. The Act will seek to have primary … Continue reading

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Adjustments to the Cadillac Tax Threshold Amounts

Beginning in 2018, an excise tax will be imposed on the value of health insurance benefits exceeding the applicable threshold. As noted in our earlier post, if a health plan exceeds the applicable threshold, the 40% excise tax will be … Continue reading

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Modifying Plan Designs in Preparation for the 2018 Cadillac Tax

Employers have already started thinking about plan design changes in anticipation of the new tax on high-cost health plans imposed by The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (often referred to as the “Cadillac tax”). As we noted in an … Continue reading

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HHS is Gearing Up for HIPAA Audits

The Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) is preparing to resume its Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) compliance audit program. In a notice published in the February 24, 2014 … Continue reading

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Dermatology Practice Settles Potential HIPAA Violations

The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) announced on December 26th that Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, P.C. (“APDerm”) has agreed to a $150,000 settlement to resolve potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) … Continue reading

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HHS Announces Intent to Exempt Some Self-Insured Plans from Reinsurance Fees

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) published a rule finalizing a number of policies related to the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Program Integrity Rule”).  In the Preamble of the Program Integrity … Continue reading

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HIPAA Compliance: Model Notice of Privacy Practices Released

On September 16, 2013, the Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) in collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (“ONC”) released two sets of model Notice of Privacy Practices.  One set is … Continue reading

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HIPAA Compliance: Deadline Next Month

On January 25, 2013 the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) published the long-awaited Final HIPAA Omnibus Rule (“Final Rule”) massively overhauling the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules. Covered entities such as health care providers, health … Continue reading

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HIPAA Compliance: New York Health Plan Sanctioned for Photocopier Breach

In an August 14, 2013 press release, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) announced that Affinity Health Plan, Inc. will settle potential violations of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules for $1,215,780. Affinity is a not-for-profit managed care … Continue reading

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Study: Small Business Owners Are Concerned About the PPACA

On July 16, 2013, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released the results of its “Q2 Small Business Outlook Study.” The Study found that small business executives (individuals employed in an executive position at a company with annual revenue less than $25 … Continue reading

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