Dan Brice, a partner with the Firm, presented “The Effects of the ACA on Medical Expense Accounts (HSAs, FSAs and HRAs)” at a live webcast through the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans on June 23, 2016. The program focused on the essential aspects of HSAs, FSAs and HRAs while comparing strengths and weaknesses of […]
Health Care Reform
This presentation discusses Health Care Reform.
Client Alert: U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance Regarding Health Care Reform and Health Reimbursement Arrangements
The U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury recently released a set of Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) regarding the application of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) annual and lifetime limits to HRAs. The ACA prohibits lifetime monetary limits on essential health benefits (“EHB”). The ACA also prohibits […]
United States Supreme Court to Hear Arguments Regarding Constitutionality of Key Health Reform Provision
On November 14, 2011, the Supreme Court announced that it will review a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, holding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate unconstitutional. The individual mandate, which would require citizens to have health insurance in place or pay a penalty, is scheduled to […]
On June 19, 2012, Jonathan Cerrito, Dan Brice and Ginger LaChapelle presented to over 40 members of the Greater Central New York Association of Health Underwriters on topics involving health care reform, HIPAA/HITECH and service provider fee disclosure initiatives. Thank you to NYAHU for the opportunity.
Inside this issue are updates regarding Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Notices, Constitutional Challenges to Health Care Reform, the Impact of New York State’s Same-Sex Marriage Law on ERISA Covered Health Plans, FASB and more.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Affordable Care Act”) makes certain changes to the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act (MMA) signed in to law on December 8, 2003. Specifically, beginning in 2011, the annual enrollment period for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans has been changed to October 15 through December 7. As a result, Notices of Creditable and Non-Creditable Coverage relating to employee benefit plans’ prescription drug coverage for Medicare eligible participants must now be distributed to participants by October 15.
Bernard T. King and Daniel R. Brice Author and Present Global Paper on Health Care Reform | Employee Benefits
It is easy to become bogged down in the minutia of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA” or “Act”). “Health Care Reform—Historical Overview” drafted by Bernard T. King, Esq. and Daniel R. Brice, Esq., and recently presented by Mr. King in Washington D.C., provides a big picture look at Health Care Reform.
Health Care Reform Judicial Update Private Sector Bargaining The Small Employer Tax Credit The Basic Rules for Service Providers