House Republicans Unveil ACA Repeal and Replace Legislation

On March 6, 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee (the “Committees”) released legislation as part of House Republicans’ effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) through a budget process known as...

Medicare Part D: CMS Notification Reminder

Employers sponsoring a group health plan need to report information on the creditable status of the plan’s prescription drug coverage to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In order to provide this information, employers must access CMS’s online...

DOL Penalties Increase for 2017

In 2015, Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 2015 (the “Inflation Adjustment Act”) to direct federal agencies to adjust the civil monetary penalties for inflation every year. Civil penalties ensure compliance with federal regulation...