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October 4, 2013
October 3, 2013
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) changed the annual election period for Medicare Part D coverage which now begins on October 15 and concludes on December 7. To learn more about what employers providing prescription drug benefits must provide, read this client alert.
Client Alert
September 13, 2013
September 4, 2013

No later than October 1, 2013, almost all employers must provide their employees with a written notice regarding the health insurance coverage available on the Exchanges (an Exchange Notice) established under the Affordable Care Act (the ACA). Thereafter, the same employers must provide the Exchange Notice to new employees within 14 days after the date of hire.

Client Alert
June 26, 2013
On June 23, 2013 the Supreme Court issued two opinions concerning same-sex marriage. This Client Alert provides a brief summary of the cases, as well as information concerning the effect of these opinions on employee benefit plans and, at the end, provide action items for employers.
Client Alert
May 3, 2013

On April 10, 2013, the Obama Administration (the Administration) released its 2014 fiscal year budget (the Budget). This Client Alert summarizes the key proposals impacting plan sponsors as described in the Budget and the Department of the Treasury’s General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2014 Revenue Proposals. While it is unlikely the entire Budget will be enacted, parts of it may be passed in some form.

Client Alert
February 1, 2013

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. For calendar year plans, plan sponsors must complete and submit the annual CMS disclosure by March 1, 2013.

Client Alert
December 12, 2012

Between November 26 and December 7, 2012, the government published a flood of proposed and final regulations relating to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), more commonly known as the health care reform law. This Client Alert provides an overview of the new regulations.

Client Alert
October 8, 2012

Beginning last year, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (“PPACA”) changed the annual election period for Medicare Part D coverage which now begins on October 15 and concludes on December 7.

Client Alert
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
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