From policy reminders to breaking news on the federal and state level, we keep our clients and partners updated on the topics that matter in healthcare, wellness and employee benefits.
Health Care Reform
On March 20, 2018, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) released its 2018 U.S. paid family leave report, giving an overview of paid family leave in the United States — including employer-sponsored paid family leave and state-run paid family leave insurance programs. It…Read More »
District Court Rejects Massachusetts’ Challenge to Newly Expanded Contraceptive Coverage Exemption
On March 12, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, in Massachusetts v. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS), 2018 WL 1257762 (D. Mass. 2018), held that Massachusetts lacks standing to challenge two interim final HHS rules relating…Read More »
GAO Report: Comparative Effectiveness Research — Activities Funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund
This publication by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reviews the awarded commitments provided by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the corresponding expenditure data from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund (Trust Fund) as well as the HHS data on obligated…Read More »
We would not normally include coverage of a district court case that hasn’t yet been decided. However, the details of this specific case serve as a cautionary tale for employer plan sponsors to remain diligent in their overall compliance efforts. In 2014,…Read More »