The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance: Health and Human Services (HHS) Wastes No Time Issuing Proposed Rules Modifying Minimum Value Rules

By | Employment Matters Blog | November 24, 2014
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance: Health and Human Services (HHS) Wastes No Time Issuing Proposed Rules Modifying Minimum Value Rules

Over the last couple of months, we have followed and reported on a particular ACA compliance strategy under which an employer subject to the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility (or “pay-or-play”) rules satisfies the requirement to make an offer of coverage under a group health plan that has the look-and-feel of major medical coverage with one significant modification: the plan offers no inpatient hospital coverage or physician services.

Monday Morning Regulatory Review: POTUS Immigration Reform; Obamacare Subsidies Docket Clearing; Conflict Minerals Redux; And Drones Predux

By | Federal Regulations Advisor | November 23, 2014
Monday Morning Regulatory Review:  POTUS Immigration Reform; Obamacare Subsidies Docket Clearing; Conflict Minerals Redux; And Drones Predux

President Obama (POTUS) finally moved last week to alter immigration policy by signing an executive order and issuing two memoranda, and amid all the political debate over the action, some legal questions need serious answers.