Health Care Reform Dashboard

Health Care Reform Dashboard

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Affordable Care Act

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01/09/2015

Expatriate Plans Exempted from Many Affordable Care Act Provisions

In the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act (the recently enacted federal budget bill often known as the “CRomnibus” legislation), Congress has exempted health plans designed to cover expatriates from most of the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The exemption will generally apply where a group health plan provides significant health coverage and substantially [&hellip… Continue Reading »
05/07/2014

New FAQs Address Effect of Affordable Care Act on COBRA and Other Matters

In a wide-ranging set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and other guidance, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services have addressed a number of issues pertaining to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They include issues pertaining to COBRA and the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA), annual cost-sharing limits, preventive care, [&hellip… Continue Reading »
06/14/2010

IRS, HHS, and DOL Release Grandfathered Health Plan Regulations

The wait is over for the estimated 2.2 million health plans hoping to qualify for grandfathered health plan status under the recently enacted health care reform legislation. Today, the three primary agencies charged with regulating and enforcing the federal government’s health care reform effort (Department of Treasury, Department of Health and Human Services, and Department [&hellip… Continue Reading »
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