The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that the 2014 deadline for reporting the number of participants covered under a health plan for purposes of paying the 2014 Transitional Reinsurance Fee has been extended from November 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014.
Insurance companies often look to the pollution exclusions in their commercial general liability policies in attempts to exclude coverage for many types of claims.
The University of Florida Gators were scheduled to play football against the University of Idaho Vandals on August 30, 2014 in what was to be the Gators season home opener in Gainesville, Florida.
The number of whistleblower reports to the SEC increased again in the latest fiscal year, according to the annual report of the SEC whistleblower office.
The D&O Diary was in London this week to attend and participate in the Advisen European Insights Conference, which took place on Wednesday at the Willis Building, located conveniently across Lime Street from the Lloyd’s Building.
Snowmageddon buried western New York this week with the lake-effect snowfall. Winter storms are the third-largest cause of catastrophic losses in the United States (after hurricanes and tornadoes).
Past the Statute of Limitations for a Construction-Defect Case? Try Looking at Your First-Party Property Policy for Coverage
The Seventh Circuit just released an opinion in Strauss v. Chubb Indemnity Insurance on November 18, 2014, upholding coverage for insureds who discovered the presence of long-term water damage five years after their insurance policies had expired, and likely well after the statute of limitations passed for a construction-defect action. With this opinion, the Seventh Circuit joins with other jurisdictions that have determined there is coverage for long-term latent defects that go undiscovered for years.
Last week, a unanimous three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit upheld the religious accommodation to the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) contraceptive coverage mandate (Priests for Life v. HHS, D.C. Cir. No. 13-5368, Nov. 14, 2014). The court held that the accommodation set out by the Department of Labor (“DOL”) and Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) is a simple solution that does not impose a burden for purposes of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (“RFRA”).
Well, some of you may recall that when I joined Twitter, I originally did it so that I would have an additional outlet to point out and comment on the various interesting articles and commentaries that cross my desk.
As we bear down on the first date of compliance with the ACA, much has been written about the benefit of shifting coverage to a self-funded plan because self-funded plans are not subject to many of the requirements of the ACA.