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    CMS issues the final HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the Final HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016. This rule seeks to improve consumers’ experience in the Health Insurance Marketplace and to ensure...

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    Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in ACA Subsidies Challenge

    Originally posted By: HOOPER, LUNDY & BOOKMAN, PC on March 5,2015 on www.health-law.com. Yesterday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in King v. Burwell, the second challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to reach the...

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    PPACA survives another SCOTUS challenge

    Originally posted January 13, 2015 by Dan Cook on Life Health Pro. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act survived yet another legal attack Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge targeting the requirement...

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    House passes bill offering smaller employers relief from ACA coverage mandate

    Originally posted January 7, 2015 by Jerry Geisel on Business Insurance More small employers would be shielded from a health care reform law provision that requires employers to offer coverage or be liable for a stiff financial...

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    Dental gap: Coverage slips through reform’s cracks

      Originally post December 9, 2014 by Bob Herman on www.businessinsider.com.  Dental care is a peculiar niche of the U.S. healthcare system. Even though teeth and gums are just as much part of the human body as kidneys...

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    Federal Employment Law Update – December 2014

    Originally posted December 03, 2014 on www.thinkhr.com. IRS Releases Guidance on Hardship Exemptions from ACA Individual Shared Responsibility Payment and Minimum Essential Coverage On November 21, 2014, the IRS released final regulations relating to the requirement to maintain...

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    HHS Formally Moves To Close Loophole Allowing Plans Without Hospital Benefits

    The Obama administration took another step to close what many see as a health-law loophole that allows large employers to offer medical plans without hospital coverage and bars their workers from subsidies to buy their own insurance.“It...

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    IRS increases 2015 FSA contribution limit

    PPACA had set a $2,500 annual limit to FSAs, but the law also specified that the limit would increase to match the rise in the consumer price index starting in 2014. Read full article here...

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    Deadline Looms to Obtain Group Health Plan Identifiers

    Large plans require health plan identifiers (HPIDs) by Nov. 5, 2014; small plans have another year. Read full article here...

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    Federal Employment Law Update – October 2014

    Source: ThinkHR.com FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XXI On October 10, 2014, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury jointly released FAQs about Affordable Care Implementation (Part XXI). The FAQS update...

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