U.S. SUPREME COURT SUBROGATION RULING

  Montanile v. Board of Trustees of Nat. Elevator Industry Health Benefit Plan A copy of the decision is available at: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/15pdf/14-723_1bn2.pdf. Many ERISA health plans will advance payment of a participant's accident-related medical expenses so long as [...]

2018-05-17T00:39:22+00:00February 2016|

FINAL EXCEPTED BENEFITS REGULATIONS ISSUED

  On October 1, 2014, the IRS, DOL and HHS (the "Departments") issued final regulations on "excepted benefits," which are generally exempt from HIPAA's portability rules and Health Care Reform's benefit mandates.79 FR 59130. These regulations were [...]

2018-10-30T21:59:10+00:00April 2015|

NOVEMBER 2013 – FINAL REGULATIONS UNDER MHPAEA

  In November 2013, the IRS, DOL, and HHS (the "agencies") jointly issued final regulations implementing the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 ("MHPAEA"), and a related set of FAQs. Generally, MHPAEA prohibits group [...]

2018-05-30T18:15:49+00:00November 2013|

SEPTEMBER 2013 NEW HRA GUIDANCE

  On September 13, 2013, the IRS and DOL issued new Q&A guidanceIRS Notice 2013-54 and DOL Technical Release 2013-03. HHS has also published a memorandum stating that it concurs in the application of the laws under [...]

2018-05-30T17:56:57+00:00September 2013|

JANUARY 2013 – FINAL HIPAA PRIVACY REGULATIONS

  In January 2013, HHS issued final regulations updating the HIPAA privacy and security rules. The new regulations reflect changes made by HITECH and GINA, The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 [...]

2018-05-30T17:21:05+00:00January 2013|