Tag: HHS

Final Rule on Short-Term Limited-Duration Insurance | PA Employee Benefits

On August 1, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of Labor (collectively, the Departments) released a final rule that amends the definition of short-term, limited-duration insurance. HHS also released a fact sheet on the final rule. According to the Departments, the final rule will provide … Continued

Can Employers Assist Employees with Premiums for Individual Plans? | PA Employee Benefits

Posted by Carol Taylor On November 6, 2014, the collective Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor (DOL) and the Treasury released three Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) directed at employer payment plans for the purchase of individual insurance. While the departments had previously released several other pieces of guidance about these arrangements, this latest … Continued

Final SHOP Regulations Issued

The final regulations delay by one year the implementation of the “employee choice” model under SHOPs and provide for special enrollment periods.

Reinsurance Fee

HHS issues final rules regarding $63 per participant fee. Who pays it?

States get more time on exchanges

The Obama administration is giving states extra time to decide whether they’ll work on implementing a key feature of health reform.


A recent federal action may signal an uptick in HIPAA enforcement, according to the law firm Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP.


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