Reminder – Notices Due

On September 22, 2013 By Tevis

Reminder: Notices Due October 1, 2013 Exchange Notice distribution deadline October 15, 2013 Medicare Part-D Notice distribution deadline   Plan sponsors are responsible for providing these notices to employees on or before the two compliance dates, whether the health plans … Continue reading


Imminent Compliance Deadlines: Plan Sponsors Must Act ACA and HIPAA

On September 4, 2013 By Tevis

Although the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) penalty phase of the Pay or Play requirement has been postponed, the Exchange Notice requirements remain with a deadline for plan sponsors to provide the Notices by October 1, 2013. As … Continue reading


Heath Care Reform Final Regulations: Nondiscriminatory Wellness Programs

On July 3, 2013 By Tevis

On May 29, 2013, the Agencies (Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and Health and Human Services) published final regulations regarding nondiscriminatory wellness programs offered in connection with a group health plan. But first, here are the basic rules, mostly … Continue reading


DOL Issues Guidance on the Exchange Notice Requirements

On May 17, 2013 By Tevis

On May 8, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued temporary guidance through Technical Release No. 2013-2 addressing the Exchange notice requirements under the Health Care Reform laws (HCR). Pursuant to these requirements, employers are required to provide written notice … Continue reading


HIPAA’s Final Rule Released: The Impact on Group Health Plans, Business Associates and Subcontractors

On March 19, 2013 By Tevis

On January 25, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) published the final  privacy and security regulations (the Final Rule) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The Final … Continue reading


Health Care Reform: Be Prepared, It’s Later than You Think

On February 1, 2013 By Tevis

Most employers must prepare now to greet the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its related guidance (Health Care Reform). Employers with more than 50 employees must develop their strategies regarding future hires, choice of plans, and … Continue reading


Health Care Reform: The Regapalooza Has Arrived – 2012-18

On December 20, 2012 By Tevis

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 … Continue reading


Obama Wins Re-election: Health Care Reform Law Here to Stay

On November 7, 2012 By Tevis

After hard-fought campaigns by both candidates, President Barack Obama has been re-elected for a second term in office. Obama’s victory in the election, along with last summer’s Supreme Court decision upholding the health care reform law, cements the Democratic Party’s … Continue reading


Health Care Reform: Employee Eligibility in 2014 Initial But Limited Guidance

On September 19, 2012 By Tevis

For plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, group health plans with 50 or more employees, whether grandfathered or not, must provide coverage to employees who work at least 30 hours per week and whose initial waiting period … Continue reading


Health Care Reform Pay or Play Calculator

On August 23, 2012 By Tevis

As you may know, beginning in 2014, employers with more than 50 full-time equivalent employees may be subject to a penalty tax if they do not offer health care coverage to all full-time employees (and their dependents). These employers may … Continue reading