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.
On March 25, 2016, Gov. Scott signed Senate Bill No. 422 into law. This law addresses the provision of abuse-deterrent drugs. Specifically, plans that provide coverage for abuse-deterrent opioid analgesic drug products:Read More »
Georgia: Commissioner Hudgens issued Bulletin 15-EX-3 related to the definition of small group
On Nov. 6, 2015, Commissioner of Insurance Hudgens issued Bulletin 15-EX-3 related to the Georgia definition of small group in light of passage of the PACE act. As background, the PACE act was signed into federal law Oct. 7, 2015, and repealed…Read More »
On Oct. 1, 2015, Insurance Commissioner Ridling issued Bulletin No. 2015-06. The bulletin encourages insurers and vision care providers to review their plan form filings and provider contracts to ensure compliance with the terms of recently adopted Ala. Act No. 2015-481 (SB…Read More »
Georgia: Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) issued guidance for same-sex couples regarding filing tax returns
Effective June 26, 2015, the state of Georgia authorizes and recognizes same-sex marriages due to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. Therefore, same-sex marriages that were previously recognized for federal income tax purposes are now recognized by Georgia for…Read More »