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Proposed EEOC Rules Address Wellness Programs

Authored by John Westercamp On April 20, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) published proposed regulations addressing wellness programs.  The EEOC estimates that approximately 400,000-600,000 employers offer wellness programs which are regulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).  … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court hears ACA employer mandate case

Following is a news release issued March 4, 2015 from the Attorney General of the State of Indiana: U.S. Supreme Court hears ACA employer mandate case  Outcome will impact case brought by Indiana, 39 schools INDIANAPOLIS – A case of … Continue reading

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Federal Insurance Office Releases Report on Global Reinsurance Market

Here is another useful post from our friends at the Bose Insurance Blog: Back in December, the Federal Insurance Office released its first report on the global reinsurance market, creatively titled “The Breadth and Scope of the Global Reinsurance Market … Continue reading

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Delay of HPID Regulations Announced by CMS

With the November 5th deadline looming, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced that effective October 31, 2014, the enforcement of the regulations pertaining to the use of the Health Plan Identifier (“HPID”) is delayed until further notice.  … Continue reading

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The IRS Acknowledges Reality

On September 18, 2014, the IRS issued a technical notice related to election changes under cafeteria plans. IRS Notice 2014-55 specifically permits a cafeteria plan to allow an employee to revoke his or her election under a cafeteria plan for … Continue reading

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Indiana School Leaders and Job Creators Describe Harmful Effects of Health Care Law

Below is an announcement issued by Education & The Workforce Press:   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2014 CONTACT: Press Office (202) 226-9440   Indiana School Leaders and Job Creators Describe Harmful Effects of President’s Health Care Law   WASHINGTON, D.C. … Continue reading

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Conflicting Federal Rulings Issued Today on ACA

Earlier today, two circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals handed down conflicting rulings regarding the legality of insurance subsidies offered in connection with federally facilitated exchanges. The controversy surrounding these subsidies involves language found in the Affordable Care Act … Continue reading

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New 1023-EZ Form

On July 1, 2014, the IRS introduced Form 1023-EZ.  This form is a shorter (only three pages) version of Form 1023 (26 pages), which is the application used by charities seeking recognition of tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the … Continue reading

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Pediatric Dental Benefits Under the ACA

Health insurance issuers that offer coverage in the individual or small group markets must provide “essential health benefits.”  Essential health benefits include minimum benefits in 10 general categories, including pediatric dental care.  The requirement to provide essential health benefits is effective … 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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