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February 13, 2012

A group health plan that provides prescription drug coverage to Medicare‑eligible individuals must make two annual disclosures.  This Client Alert concerns the first annual disclosure that goes to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) and is due 60 days after the beginning of the plan year.

Client Alert
February 6, 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor (the “DOL”) issued final regulations on February 2, 2012 regarding the service provider disclosure requirement for retirement plans. In addition to this disclosure requirement, the DOL had previously issued final regulations regarding the separate participant disclosure requirement.

Client Alert
January 27, 2012

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (“PPACA”), employers must include the cost of their group health plan coverage on employees’ Forms W-2. This reporting requirement is intended to be informational only and will not affect the amount includable in an employee’s income.

Client Alert
October 25, 2011
2012 COLA Chart
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August 1, 2011

Effective July 15, 2011, New York's new hire reporting requirements now require employers to provide additional information concerning dependent health insurance coverage provided to New York employees.

Client Alert
July 5, 2011

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (“PPACA”) UPDATED Claim, Appeal, and External Review Procedures

Client Alert
June 29, 2011

On June 23, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) issued proposed regulations regarding the performance-based compensation exception under Internal Revenue Code (“Code”) Section 162(m).

Client Alert
June 17, 2011

Beginning in 2011, the annual election period for Medicare Part D coverage starts on October 15 and concludes on December 7. This change was part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (“PPACA”) and requires employers to update and distribute their creditable coverage notices one month earlier than in past years.

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June 1, 2011
April 7, 2011

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (“PPACA”) became law in March 2010. A little over one year later, the first PPACA provision has been repealed. On April 5, 2011, after much political wrangling, Congress voted to repeal the new 1099 reporting obligations.

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