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October 12, 2015

United States District Judge Royce Lamberth has issued a permanent injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from enforcing a rule barring insurance companies from selling fixed indemnity plans to individuals unless the insureds certified that they had “minimum essential coverage” under the Affordable Care Act.

October 12, 2015

On October 7, 2015 President Obama signed the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act (“PACE Act”) into law. The PACE Act amends the definitions of “large employer” and “small employer” for certain purposes under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

October 9, 2015

Kutak Rock attorneys Gigi O'Hara and Meaghan Gandy co-authored an article, “Mortgage Loan Officers: The Classification Debate Continues," in the September/October 2015 edition of Nebraska Banker magazine.

October 1, 2015

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced that it would be conducting “Phase 2 Audits” of covered entities and business associates for compliance with the privacy and security rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA”). These audits will focus, in part, on a covered entity’s or business associate’s security risk assessments, mitigation plans, breach notification procedures, encryption and training and the necessary privacy and security policies and procedures. The OCR expects that these Phase 2 Audits will commence in the fourth quarter of 2015 and into 2016. For additional information, please read our client alert.

September 29, 2015

Kutak Rock attorney Fred Marienthal authored an article entitled “Parent and Trustee: Reconcilable or Irreconcilable Roles?” in the September/October 2015 edition of The Trustee’s Letter.

September 15, 2015
Kutak Rock Attorney Nick Batter Authored an Article for the August 2015 Edition of the Public Contract Law Journal.
September 11, 2015

Kutak Rock attorney Bryan Handlos authored an article, “Your Bank Is Not a Gazelle," in the July/August 2015 edition of Nebraska Banker magazine.

September 2, 2015
August 28, 2015

Kutak Rock attorneys Bryan Handlos and Elise Dieterich authored the article “Vendor Limitations of Liability for Security Breaches: The Alimentary Canal Problem” in the August 2015 edition of The Corporate Counselor newsletter.

August 27, 2015

Kutak Rock attorney Matthew Sgnilek co-authored the article “California Moves to Address Workplace Bullying” for the August 2015 edition of the Entertainment Human Resources Network.

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