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 April 17, 2018, the 2019 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters was published in the Federal Register. These final regulations adopt most of the proposed regulations, which were issued on Oct. 27, 2017, although there are some deviations in the final…Read More »
On April 9, 2018, the IRS released FAQ guidance on the newly-created tax credit available to employers who offer paid FMLA leave. As background, the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (2017 Tax Reform) added Section 45S to the Internal Revenue Code…Read More »
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 »