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Health Care Reform Task Force

Employer Alerts:
Departments Release Guidance on Dental and Vision Plans, EAPs, and "Wraparound" Coverage (January 2014)
Final Regulations for the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (December 2013)
IRS Changes Health FSA "Use-or-Lose" Rule; Clarifies Transition Relief for 2013-14 (November 11, 2013)
IRS Releases Proposed Regulations on the Affordable Care Act's Play or Pay Mandate (January 2013)
IRS Releases Final Regulations on Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee to Fund PCORI; Guidance on Transitional Reinsurance Fee (December 10, 2012)
IRS Releases Guidance For Employers and Others on the 2013 Medicare Taxes under the Affordable Care Act (December 10, 2012)
HHS Releases First Round of Post-Election PPACA Guidance (December 7, 2012)
New Guidance on Wellness Programs Issued (November 27, 2012)
Health Care Reform: Post-Election PPACA Implementation: What Employers Should Be Thinking about for 2013 (November 16, 2012)
Health Care Reform: Safe Harbor for Determining Full-Time Employee Status (October 10, 2012)
Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act's Individual Mandate: What It Means for Employers and Plan Sponsors (June 28, 2012)
Health Care Reform: IRS Releases Guidance on $2,500 Health FSA Contribution Limit (June 4, 2012)
Health Care Reform: Additional Guidance on the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (May 18, 2012)
Health Care Reform: IRS Releases Guidance on Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee (May 3, 2012)
DOL Begins Enforcing the ACA through Plan Audits (April 17, 2012)
IRS Clarifies Previous Guidance on Form W-2 Informational Reporting Requirement (January 12, 2012)
U.S. Department of Labor FAQ #7 Delays Summary of Benefits and Coverage Requirement under ACA; Clarifies Rules under MHPAEA (December 7, 2011)
Health Care Reform: Guidance Released on Uniform Summary of Benefits and Coverage (August 23, 2011)
Health Care Reform: Women's Health Preventive Care Requirements (August 5, 2011)
Revised Waiver Application Process (June 20, 2011)
Reminder: Section 125 Plans May Need To Be Amended by July 1 (May 31, 2011)
Health Reform Update: Recent Changes and Challenges to the Affordable Care Act (May 9, 2011)
Long Awaited Guidance on Accountable Care Organizations Issued; Many Organizations May Find It Difficult To Participate in 2012 (April 5, 2011)
Extension of Enforcement Grace Period for Internal Claims and Appeals under ACA (March 30, 2011)
State Tax Issues Under the Affordable Care Act (February 14, 2011)
Federal Court in Florida Finds the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Unconstitutional (February 2, 2011)
IRS Releases Additional Guidance on Use of FSA & HRA Electronic Debit Cards (January 6, 2011)
IRS Defers Application of Nondiscrimination Rules for Insured Group Health Plans (December 23, 2010)
HHS Releases Guidance on Medical Loss Ratio Requirement under PPACA (December 3, 2010)
Amendment to Regulation on "Grandfathered" Health Plans under the PPACA (November 16, 2010)
Changes on Over-the-Counter Drug Coverage Required Under Health Care Reform in 2011 (September 28, 2010)
Health Care Reform: HHS Releases Guidance Regarding the Annual Limit Waiver Program (September 13, 2010)
Healthcare Reform: Interim Final Regulations For Internal Claims and Appeals; External Review Processes For Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Coverage (July 30, 2010)
Health Care Reform: Preventive Services Interim Final Rules Released (July 22, 2010)
HHS Releases Final Application, Instructions and Application Submission Dos and Don'ts On Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (June 30, 2010)
Health Care Reform: Interim Final Regulations Released for Preexisting Condition Exclusions, Lifetime and Annual Limits, Rescissions, and Patient Protections (June 28, 2010)
Health Care Reform: Grandfathered Health Plan Interim Final Regulations Released (June 21, 2010)
Small Employer Health Insurance Expense Tax Credit Official IRS Guidance (May 19, 2010)
Health Coverage For Children To Age 26: Interim Final Regulations (May 11, 2010)
Show Me the Money: HHS Issues Guidance On The New Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (May 10, 2010)
HHS Releases Interim Final Rule On Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (May 4, 2010)
Important IRS Guidance on Tax Treatment of Health Coverage for Children Under Age 27 (April 28, 2010)
Implications for Multiemployer Welfare Benefit Plans (April 12, 2010)
Health Care Reform Has Arrived: "Benefits for Women and Responsibilities for Employers" (April 6, 2010)
Health Care Reform Has Arrived: "Grandfathered Plans" (April 1, 2010)
Health Care Reform Has Arrived (March 23, 2010)
Provider Alerts :
Health Care Reform: IRS Releases Guidance on Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee (May 3, 2012)
U.S. Department of Labor FAQ #7 Delays Summary of Benefits and Coverage Requirement under ACA; Clarifies Rules under MHPAEA (December 7, 2011)
CMS's Final Rule on Medicare Shared Saving Program Eases Some Regulations But Leaves Unanswered A Number Of Questions (October 31, 2011)
Latest Accountable Care Act Initiative: Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (September 19, 2011)
Renewed Federal Effort To Promote Accountable Care Organizations (May 20, 2011)
IRS Releases Guidance on Form W-2 Informational Reporting Requiremen (April 4, 2011)
New Informal Guidance Issued On Various Health Reform Mandates (September 24, 2010)
Provider Payment for Emergency Services under New Plan Rules (July 9, 2010)
Details on Therapeutic Discovery Tax Credit for Small Employers Released (June 9, 2010)
Health Reform Act Includes Additional Tax Exemption Requirements: What Tax-Exempt Hospitals Need to Do Now (June 7, 2010)
The Fraud-and-Abuse Provisions of the Health Care Reform Act (May 27, 2010)
Provisions of Interest to Life Sciences Companies (April 16, 2010)
Real-Time Health Care Reform: What's Affecting Provider Operations Today (April 2, 2010)