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03/16/2016
On March 11, 2016,the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury (the “Departments”),jointly issued an FAQproviding the deadline by which health plans and issuers will have to use a new Summary of Benefits and Coverage (‘SBC”) template (and corresponding documents).
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02/18/2016
Each year, employers whose health plans provide prescription drug coverage to Medicare-eligible individuals must disclose to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) whether that coverage is creditable or non-creditable. This process is referred to as “Disclosure to CMS”. Disclosure to CMS...
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12/16/2015
On December 15, 2015 the Houseintroduced the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016”, abill that among other things, woulddelay theeffective date of the Cadillac Tax provisionof the Affordable Care Act. This bill is the latest ina line of proposed legislationdrafted in an attempt to repeal this tax....
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11/23/2015
It’s been awhile since we received any guidance from the Internal Revenue Service and Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services (the “Departments”) on the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) known as the “Insurance Reforms.” In fact, you may not...
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11/19/2015
On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which among other things, repealed the ACA’s auto-enrollment provision. The automatic enrollment provision of the ACA required anemployer with 200 or more employees to automatically enroll new full-time employees in one of the...
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