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October 8, 2012

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), employers generally will pay a penalty if they fail to offer affordable health coverage to a full-time employee after a 90-day waiting period.

Client Alert
August 31, 2012
Three employee benefit attorneys author Health Care Benefits chapter for 2012 Chief Executive Legal Guide.
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August 17, 2012

Under health care reform, insurance companies are sometimes required to issue rebates to policyholders. These rebates are connected to the insurer’s “medical loss ratio” and are generally known as “MLR Rebates.” With few exceptions, employers are not free to use MLR Rebates however they choose. This Client Alert explains the special rules that employers must follow regarding MLR Rebates.

Client Alert
June 29, 2012

On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act  (“PPACA”) is constitutional.

Client Alert
June 5, 2012

Last week, the First Circuit found that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) is unconstitutional.

Client Alert
April 9, 2012

After over five years of litigation, on March 31, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri found that ABB, Inc., its benefits and investment committees and certain individual fiduciaries (the “ABB Defendants”) and Fidelity Management Trust Company and Fidelity Management & Research Company (“Fidelity”), a 401(k) plan recordkeeper, breached fiduciary duties owed to two ABB, Inc. 401(k) Plans (the “Plans”).

Client Alert
March 27, 2012

Two years ago, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) became this nation’s health care reform law. Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments—a total of six hours over three days—concerning the law.

Client Alert
March 27, 2012

Two years ago, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) became this nation’s health care reform law. Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments—a total of six hours over three days—concerning the law.

March 8, 2012

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (“PPACA”), group health plans must provide a new document called a summary of benefits and coverage (“SBC”).

Client Alert
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.

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