- Apr 13
COVID Emergency Periods Coming to an End: New Guidance Issued for Group Health Plans
The federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and National Emergency are officially coming to an end. The federal agencies have issued...
- Apr 3
Texas Judge Strikes Down Parts of ACA “Free” Preventive Care Requirement
Last week a Federal Judge in Texas struck down a key provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) preventive care requirement. The decision...
- Apr 3
HHS Releases Revised Instructions for RxDC Reporting Due June 1, 2023
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has released revised instructions for group health plans and insurers to report...
- Mar 27
COVID-19 Emergency Periods Coming to an End: How Will This Impact Group Health Plans
Earlier this year, President Biden announced his intention to end the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) and National Emergency (NE)...
- Mar 14
Updated Indexed Dollar Limits Chart
The various federal agencies regularly release Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other indexed dollar limits for health and group benefit...
- Mar 6
Employer “Gag Clause” Attestation Required
The federal agencies have issued FAQ guidance addressing provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 that prohibit “gag...
- Feb 7
How the End of the COVID-19 Emergency Periods Will Impact Health Plans
The Biden Administration has announced its plan to end the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) and National Emergency (NE) on May 11,...
- Feb 3
Proposed Federal Rule Announced Related to Religious Objection to Birth Control
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Labor and Treasury have proposed a rule to strengthen access to birth control...
- Jan 27
Creditable Coverage Status Report Due to CMS by March 1, 2023, for Calendar Year Plan
Group health plan (GHP) sponsors that offer prescription drug (Rx) coverage must, at least annually, notify Medicare Part D eligible...
- Jan 5
Further Extension of Telehealth for Health Savings Accounts Signed Into Law
Congress recently passed and President Biden signed into law a $1.7 trillion governmental funding package (the 2023 CAA) that includes a...