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Giving It Your Best Shot: Maintaining A Compliant Vaccination Program In The Healthcare Sector
Workplace vaccination programs are not new. While many focus on influenza, healthcare employers often impose more robust requirements
United States
2 Sep 2019
Solving A Chronic Problem: IRS Expands Preventive Care To Include Certain Chronic Conditions
On July 17, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of the Treasury in Notice 2019-45 announced the expansion of preventive care benefits under qualifying high-deductible
United States
2 Sep 2019
2020 Drug Coupon Rule Dropped Due To Implementation Concerns
Employer plans will still be able to exclude the value of drug manufacturer coupons from annual out-of-pocket maximums, even when no generic
United States
29 Aug 2019
DOL Confirms FMLA Covers IEP Meetings With Therapists At School
On August 8, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter confirming that a parent is entitled to time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act
United States
22 Aug 2019
Universities And Health Insurance: Higher Ed Institutions Now Have More Options With The New HRA Regs
Regulations published last month grant employers more options for covering their employees with health insurance, effective January 1, 2020.
United States
9 Aug 2019
Acosta Exits, Scalia Enters. (Beltway Buzz, July 19, 2019)
July 19, 2019, was Alexander Acosta's last day as secretary of labor. Acosta was sworn in on April 28, 2017, and proceeded to lead the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for over two years.
United States
23 Jul 2019
New HRA Rules: What Employers Need To Know
starting in 2020, employers will be able to offer health reimbursement arrangements that work in conjunction with individual coverage or Medicare without running afoul of the Affordable Care Act's market reform rules.
United States
19 Jul 2019
The Battle Lines Of Mental Health Parity Litigation: Utah District Court Grants Motion To Dismiss, Finds Conclusory Allegations Insufficient
On June 5, 2019, in the matter Kerry W. v. Anthem Blue Cross and Shield, No. 2:19cv67, Judge Dee Benson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah ...
United States
19 Jun 2019
HHS's Conscience Rule Scheduled For Implementation On July 22, 2019
On May 21, 2019, the Federal Register published the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' final rule titled Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care, which addresses the rights of individual healthcare employees ...
United States
5 Jun 2019
New York's Highest Court Upholds 13-Hour Rule For Payment Of Live-In Home Health Aides
In two recent companion cases, Andryeyeva v. New York Health Care, Inc. and Moreno v. Future Care Health Services, Inc., the New York Court of Appeals upheld the NYSDOL 13-hour rule for the payment of home health aides...
United States
27 May 2019
6 FAQs on Measles In The Workplace: What Employers Need To Know
On May 17, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 880 individual cases of measles had been confirmed in 23 states across the country in 2019.
United States
23 May 2019
New Mexico's Expanded Employment Protections: The Safe Harbor For Nurses Act
In recent months, the New Mexico legislature enacted legislation expanding employment protections for nurses.
United States
10 Apr 2019
D.C. Circuit Strikes Down Key Parts of DOL's Association Health Plan Rule
It also allowed self-employed individuals without employees to be treated as employers under ERISA and therefore to participate in AHPs for the first time.
United States
5 Apr 2019
Key Takeaways From An ERISA Fiduciary Breach Ruling On Behavioral Standards Of Care After A 10-Day Trial
Behavioral health claims administrators and plan sponsors alike may be looking more closely at their care guidelines—and how they are applied—after a federal court ruled in a California class action
United States
29 Mar 2019
Transformational Artificial Intelligence: Prioritizing AI In Healthcare While Maintaining Legal Compliance
In February 2019, President Trump signed an executive order titled "Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence," also known as the American AI Initiative ...
United States
27 Mar 2019
Nursing Shortage Expected To Continue Through 2024: How CMS Is Easing The Burden On Hospice Agencies
The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics has forecast a nursing shortage through 2024, with the United States projected to need more than half a million new nurses ...
United States
6 Feb 2019
Federal Judges Halt Expanded Exemption From ACA Contraceptive Mandate
In back-to-back decisions, two federal district court judges have blocked implementation of a Trump administration rule that would exempt more employers from the Patient Protection
United States
22 Jan 2019
It's Flu Season Again . . . Are Your Mandatory Vaccination Policies Immune To Legal Challenges?
With flu season here and reported incidents of deaths caused by diseases thought to have been eradicated by vaccines on the rise, many healthcare providers are considering mandatory vaccination of employees.
United States
7 Jan 2019
#MeToo In Medicine: Year In Review
In the year since the #MeToo movement took off in the wake of the exposé in The New York Times on Harvey Weinstein that shook the entertainment world.
United States
2 Jan 2019
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