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May 4, 2017

On May 4, 2017 the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017, which repeals many provisions and protections of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

October 23, 2013
December 28, 2015

On December 28, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2016-4 (the “Notice”), which extends the due dates for furnishing and filing the new Affordable Care Act reporting forms for the 2015 calendar year.  The extended deadline for furnishing the 2015 Form 1095-C and Form 1095-B to individuals is March 31, 2016 (it was February 1, 2016). 

Client Alert
February 6, 2015
November 3, 2014
Late Friday afternoon (October 31, 2014), the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will not be enforcing the regulations relating to unique health plan identifiers (HPIDs) until further notice. The enforcement delay applies to all HIPAA-covered entities, including health plans.
Client Alert
July 1, 2014

On June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, closely-held for-profit corporations are not required to pay for contraceptives if doing so would violate the corporation’s sincerely held religious beliefs. For more information on the major parts of the decision and its impact on employers, please read our client alert.

Client Alert
February 28, 2014
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