Health Care Reform Dashboard

Health Care Reform Dashboard

Charting Developments with the
Affordable Care Act and Beyond

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01/11/2022

Temporary Enforcement Policy Addresses CAA’s Health Plan Service Provider Disclosure Requirements

Summary The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a temporary enforcement policy to address frequently asked questions about the requirement for certain service providers to disclose direct and indirect compensation data to group health plan fiduciaries under the Consolidated Appropriations Act (2021) (CAA). The Upshot The CAA’s disclosure requirement applies to entities providing brokerage or consulting services [&hellip… Continue Reading »
12/04/2019

Health Care & Price Transparency: The Latest

Federal executive agencies recently published two rules, one final and one proposed, aimed at publicizing the various costs associated with health care. A final rule, promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) via the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), requires hospitals to establish, update, and publish online a list of [&hellip… Continue Reading »
07/18/2012

Coming Soon: MLR Rebate Checks for Insured Group Health Plans

In the next few weeks, employers with insured group health plans, or insured options (such as an insured HMO) in an otherwise self-funded plan, may receive rebate checks from their insurers. Employers receiving these checks will need to consider how to apply the amounts in a manner that complies with applicable law. An insurer’s obligation [&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 »
04/12/2010

Health Care Reform Briefing: Cutting Through the Confusion

The newly enacted health care reform bill has fueled numerous questions by employers seeking direction on arguably the most important workplace decisions they will make in the next few years. Employers need to understand the issues and recognize the decision points and their ramifications. Jean C. Hemphill and Brian M. Pinheiro have identified frequently asked [&hellip… Continue Reading »
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