U.S. Supreme Court: Contraceptive Mandate Violates Federal Law for Certain For-Profit Corporations

On Monday, June 30th, 2014, in the Hobby Lobby case, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate for closely held, for-profit corporations,... Read More

News Alert - Updated "Spouse" Guidance for FMLA and Medicare Secondary Payer Spouse Definitions

  FMLA Updates Definition of Spouse On June 27th, 2014, The Department of Labor ("DOL") proposed a new rule to redefine Spouse under the Family and... Read More

NEWS ALERT - Health Plans Must Obtain National Health Plan Identifier Number

  As imposed by the ACA, and as announced by the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS"), nearly all health plans must obtain a unique health plan identifier... Read More

A PCORI Fee Refresher

A PCORI FEE REFRESHER    With July 31 around the corner, it's time to start thinking about PCORI and what your required to... Read More

NEWS ALERT - DOL and HHS Announce Significant COBRA Changes

Recently, the Department of Labor ("DOL") announced proposed regulations, which will require significant updates to employer COBRA notices given to eligible employees. ... Read More

AS SEEN IN FORBES, FORTUNE, & BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK: When and Why You Need Independent Expertise

 Insurance is often perceived as a once-and-done transaction to be stowed away for the distant future. But insurance ownership is a process, not an event, and it can be leveraged as a valuable... Read More

IRS Announces Increased HSA Contributions and Out of Pocket Maximums

On April 23rd, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") announced higher limits for both Health Savings Accounts ("HSAs") and Out of Pocket Maximums for 2015. The... Read More

Same-Sex Spouses Updates for FSAs, HSAs, and Cafeteria Plan Elections and Reimbursements

The IRS released new guidance for employers to comply with new requirements for Federal Taxes following the Windsor case and prior technical releases.    Under... Read More

Employer Mandate Delayed Again for Employers with 50-99 Employees

On Monday, February 10th, 2014, the Treasury Department announced new regulation, which makes substantial changes to the existing 'Employer Mandate' for 2015. Medium sized employers may delay... Read More

Secondary Market Investor Permitted to Pursue Fraud and RICO Claims Against Phoenix and Three of Its Senior Executives

CITE: Lima LS PLC v. PHL Variable Ins. Co., et al. No. 12-1122 (U.S.D.C. Conn. Dec. 16, 2013). SUMMARY: A Connecticut federal court recently denied a motion to dismiss fraud and RICO claims asserted... Read More