September 2013

Action Item Checklist for Employers: Final HIPAA Privacy Regulations

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) treats an employer-sponsored group health plan as a “covered entity” that must comply with the act's Privacy and Security Rules, which originally became effective April 23, 2003. T…

Action Items for Employers: Notice to Employees of Health Insurance Marketplace and Related Updates to COBRA Election Notices

The Affordable Care Act provides employees who are not offered health coverage by their employers the option of purchasing health coverage through new health insurance marketplaces (also known as health insurance exchanges) that will operate in every state…

February 2013

Impact of American Taxpayer Relief Act on Employer-Provided Benefits

After weeks of highly partisan negotiations, President Obama signed into law the American Taxpayer Relief Act (the "Act") on January 2, 2013, to address key elements of the fiscal cliff legislation - the combination of tax increases and spending cuts that …