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This section features Conner Strong & Buckelew Legislative Updates that review and summarize health and benefits regulatory news and developments affecting benefits professionals. With the ever-changing state and federal laws governing health and welfare plans, regulatory expertise and resources are critical. These updates will help you determine if and how new regulations will impact your business. Conner Strong & Buckelew also conducts webinars on various subjects, including national health insurance reform. To listen to a recording or view related files, click here.

Conner Strong & Buckelew Legislative Updates are for information purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. If the topics addressed in these Updates have legal significance, you should review your options and your ultimate course of action with your legal counsel.

Title Date
Continued Cost Escalations in 2017 According to New Survey Data 11/20/2017
IRS Enforcement of ACA for Employers 11/15/2017
Same-Sex Domestic Partner Benefits Waning 11/10/2017
ACA Health Insurance Tax Will Boost 2018 Insured Plan Rates 11/08/2017
ACA Individual and Employer Mandate – Reporting Update 11/03/2017
Ransomware Readiness: Developing Your Risk Management Strategy 10/27/2017
Proposals to Stabilize ACA Individual Markets 10/25/2017
Updated ACA Indexed Dollar Limits Chart 10/23/2017
Health & Well-Being Touchstone Survey Results Issued 10/20/2017
Rules Relax Contraceptive Coverage Mandate 10/18/2017
Executive Order to Expand Access to Healthcare 10/13/2017
Equifax Data Breach Litigation includes a Securities Suit 10/11/2017
5th Annual 2017 Sun Life Stop-Loss Research Report Identifies Top 10 Catastrophic Claims Conditions 10/05/2017
Final 2017 ACA Reporting Forms Released 10/04/2017
Medicare Part D Notices Due Before October 15 09/28/2017
Big Savings on Large Projects: Contractor - Controlled Insurance Programs 09/27/2017
2017 Milliman Medical Index on Changes in Healthcare Costs for Employers 09/25/2017
Senate to Vote on ACA Repeal and Replace Bill 09/21/2017
National Blues Study Points to Cost Variations in Diabetic Care 09/20/2017
Narrow Network Push to Surpass HDHP Trend 09/18/2017
MBGH Employer Health Purchasing Strategy Survey Issued 09/13/2017
New IFEBP Study Identifies Top 10 Costliest Conditions for Health Plans 08/31/2017
Reps and Warranty Insurance: An Untapped Resource for Closing M&As 08/31/2017
New Survey Reveals Large U.S. Employers Project Healthcare Benefit Costs to Surpass $14,000 per Employee in 2018 08/22/2017
Life in the trenches: Why supervision and safety programs matter 08/10/2017
ACA Reporting - Draft 2017 Forms and Enforcement 08/07/2017
Don't Let a Good Project Go Bad - Start By Planning for Risk 08/02/2017
Senate Fails to Advance ACA Bill 07/28/2017
Senate Debates ACA Repeal 07/26/2017
Building Billionaires’ Row: Why developers call Lendlease when they want to go glitzy 07/21/2017
Removing Uncertainty from the Drug Insurance Conversation 07/14/2017
First Half 2017 Securities Suit Filings Continue at Exceptional Levels 07/12/2017
Surface Mining Company 07/10/2017
Key Findings from the EBRI 2016 Health Benefits Survey Results Send Summary 07/06/2017
2017 Healthcare Benefits Trend Survey Findings Issued 07/05/2017
Vote on Senate Republican Healthcare Bill Postponed 06/30/2017
CBO Score and Update to Senate Healthcare Discussion Draft 06/27/2017
Breaking News: Senate Releases ACA Replacement Discussion Draft 06/23/2017
Increase In Drug Spending 06/22/2017
American Healthcare Spending 06/21/2017
Conner Strong and Buckelew Gives Back 06/19/2017
There Is No Bad Project – Only Bad Risk Management 06/13/2017
PCORI Fee Due to IRS July 31 05/18/2017
Insurance Policy Pitfalls: Patient Data Security 05/12/2017
Updated ACA Indexed Dollar Limits Chart 05/11/2017
IRS Issues Inflation-Adjusted HSA Amounts for 2018 05/10/2017
BREAKING NEWS: US House Passes ACA Replacement Bill 05/05/2017
ACA Repeal-and-Replace Bill Withdrawn 03/27/2017
New Benchmarking Data for Employers and Plan Sponsors 03/23/2017
Industry Leaders Plan $245 Million Investment in Camden 03/10/2017
America’s Health Insurance Plans Reports Increases in HSA Plans 03/08/2017
BREAKING NEWS: House Committees Issue ACA Replacement Bill 03/07/2017
CMS Predicts Continued Healthcare Cost Growth 03/06/2017
New Pipeline of Medications on the Horizon for FDA Approval on 2017 and 2018 03/03/2017
10 Drugs Accounted for Nearly One-Third of Spending in Catastrophic Coverage in 2015 03/01/2017
2017 Calendar Year Prescription Drug Plans Must Report Creditable Coverage Status to CMS by March 1, 2017 02/27/2017
Timeframe Announced for Introducing ACA Replacement 02/24/2017
New Opioid Law Signed in NJ 02/21/2017
Insights into Health Savings Account (HSA) Plans 02/16/2017
REPORT: Smoking Costs the World Economy $1 Trillion Per Year 02/15/2017
Coverage on the Rise for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance for Same-Sex Spouses 02/10/2017
Family HRA Integration FAQs Issued 02/09/2017
Taking Phased Retirement Options to the Next Level 02/07/2017
Insurance Policy Pitfalls: Supply Chain Edition 02/06/2017
DOL Issues the First Annual Inflation Adjustment to Benefits 01/31/2017
New Survey Results in Stop Loss Activity 01/30/2017
Wellness Programs – Compliance Challenges and Future Enforcement 01/27/2017
Conner Strong & Buckelew Launches BeneCare, a New Healthcare Advocacy Service Powered by Guardian Nurses 01/26/2017
Breaking News: President Trump Issues Day One ACA Executive Order 01/23/2017
Narrow Networks Slow to be Embraced by Employers 01/13/2017
Offshore Trial and Error 01/13/2017
How Drones Can Safely Raise Your Firm To New Heights 01/13/2017
Updated IRS Guidance on ACA Information Reporting by Employers 01/09/2017
US Healthcare Spending Continues to Escalate 01/06/2017
Additional Mental Health Parity Guidance Issued 01/05/2017
21st Century Cures Act - Small Employer HRA Guidance 01/04/2017
Recent Trends in Self Funded Benefit Plans 12/01/2016
Automatic Extension for Form 1095 and Related Relief 11/21/2016
The Future of the Affordable Care Act Post the 2016 Presidential Election 11/14/2016
Updated ACA Indexed Dollar Limits Chart 11/11/2016
The Future of the Affordable Care Act 11/10/2016
Kaiser Foundation’s Health Research & Educational Trust Issues 2016 National Survey Results 11/09/2016
Action Required for Self-Insured Health Plans 10/31/2016
Final 1094/5-C Forms and Instructions 10/24/2016
CMS Data Match and Other Medicare Reporting 10/24/2016
National Cyber Security Awareness Month 10/18/2016
Conner Strong & Buckelew Opens a Boston, MA Office 10/03/2016
Why Corporate Executives Should Have a Separate Written Indemnification Agreement 09/29/2016
Medicare Part D Notices due before October 15 09/15/2016
Heather Steinmiller is Among the Top Corporate Counsel in the Region 09/09/2016
Severe Weather - Are You Prepared? 09/02/2016
ACA Section 1557 - Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities 09/02/2016
If You Build It, Risk Should Come First 08/31/2016
ACA Reporting – Draft 2016 Forms and TIN Collection 08/26/2016
Does Your D&O Policy Cover Informal SEC Investigations 08/23/2016
What Employers Need to Know About the Zika Virus 08/22/2016
New Jersey Answers Critical Question Regarding Coverage for Faulty Workmanship 08/19/2016
Why Proactive Risk Management is the Only Solution to the New Regulatory Reality 08/15/2016
VCIA 2016 - Starting a Captive Takes Planning, Preparation, and Time 08/11/2016
Opt-Out Payment Rules and Affordability under the ACA's Employer Mandate 08/08/2016
Court Rules on Key Retiree Health Plan Issue 07/25/2016
DOL Inflation Adjustment to Benefits Related Penalties 07/18/2016
Construction Zone Warning: Contractor Exposures Ahead 07/13/2016
ACA Returns May Continue to Be Filed After the Deadline 07/12/2016
Marketplace Content Encouraged in COBRA Election Notice 07/11/2016
EEOC Sample Employee Notice Regarding Wellness Programs 07/11/2016
Be Prepared to Receive Federal Exchange Notices 07/08/2016
Warning Signs - Mental Health Parity Compliance 07/01/2016
Additional Guidance on Health Reimbursement Arrangements ("HRAs") 07/01/2016
Consumer Shopping Opportunities in Healthcare 06/20/2016
Private Company Management Liability Insurance Coverage Inconsistencies 06/17/2016
PCORI Fee Due to the IRS by August 1 06/14/2016
Conner Strong & Buckelew Employees Give Back at 4th Annual Community Day 06/10/2016
Conner Strong & Buckelew Welcomes Alexander Buzbee 06/09/2016
IRS Issues Inflation-Adjusted HSA Amounts for 2017 06/08/2016
A Comparison of the Availability and Cost of Coverage for Workers in Small Firms and Large Firms 06/07/2016
20th Annual 2015 Best Practices in Healthcare Employer Survey Results 06/01/2016
New EEOC Rules - Implications for Wellness Programs 05/26/2016
Benchmarking Data for Expenses for Office-Based Physician visits by Specialty 05/06/2016
New FMLA Poster and Employer Guide Released by the DOL 05/05/2016
2015 Benefit Plan Design and Cost Benchmarking Key 05/03/2016
3 Things You Need to Know About Terrorism Insurance 04/28/2016
Express Scripts Inc. Issues Annual Drug Trend Report 04/20/2016
Finalized Templates - Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) 04/11/2016
HIPAA Compliance and the Phase 2 Audit Program 04/08/2016
Conner Strong & Buckelew Forms Strategic Alliance with Century Equity Partners to Accelerate National Growth 04/08/2016
Don’t Let Hackers Get Your Tax Refund 04/07/2016
National Health Spending Up in 2014 04/06/2016
Worker Opinions About Employee Benefits 04/01/2016
Key Findings from the 2015 Workplace Health Benefits Survey 03/30/2016
ACA Indexed Dollar Limits - Chart 03/28/2016
Proposed SBC Templates 03/23/2016
Conner Strong & Buckelew Launches New Interactive HealthyLearn™ Hub for Clients 03/21/2016
How to Steer a Company Through the Construction Insurance Process 03/01/2016
More Captives Coming to Main Street 02/28/2016
2016 Calendar Year Prescription Drug Plans Must Report Creditable Coverage Status to CMS by February 29, 2016 02/24/2016
Top Ten D&O Stories of 2015 02/18/2016
Employers Turn to Deductibles and Out-of-Pocket Limits to Manage Pharmacy Costs 02/10/2016
Enrollment Trends with Health Savings Accounts and High-Deductible Health Plans 02/08/2016
Permit Required Confined Space: You Can't Just Call 911! 02/01/2016
Why Specialist Brokers Need to Become Content Marketers 01/20/2016
IRS Questions and Answers about Health Coverage Forms for Individuals 01/14/2016
Heather Steinmiller Nominated by White House to NARAB 01/14/2016
Reducing Your Insurance Risk 01/12/2016
Cadillac Tax Delay and Health Insurer Fee Suspension 12/30/2015
IRS Grants Automatic Extension for ACA Information Reporting 12/29/2015
IRS Guidance Addresses Same-Sex Spouses Issues 12/28/2015
High Deductibles, Copays Drive Workers to Put Off Healthcare 12/18/2015
Recent Trends in Pharmacy Plan Management 12/17/2015
Balancing Risk and Compassion: Life Sciences - Companies Face New Risks from Expanded Access 12/15/2015
Navigating Uncharted Territory - Understanding Product Liability Risks in Biosimilars 12/15/2015
Latest Trends in High Deductible Health Plans 12/05/2015
Four Reasons You Don't Have Cyber Insurance (But Should) 12/01/2015
How SMBs Can Compete with Mega-Contractors with this alternative: The Power of Wrap-Up Insurance 12/01/2015
Year Two of Transitional Reinsurance Fee Program - Action Required for Self-Insured Health Plans 11/05/2015
Industrial, Military & Nuclear Manufacturer 11/03/2015
ACA Automatic Enrollment Requirement Repealed 11/03/2015
IRS Releases 2016 Inflation-Adjusted Amounts 11/02/2015
Prepare to Receive Federal Exchange Notices in 2016 10/19/2015
ACA Reporting - Clarification of Key Issues for Employers 10/16/2015
ACA Change to Small Group Market Definition 10/15/2015
Conner Strong & Buckelew Supports Two Local Students in National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 10/01/2015
What Biopharma Should Know When Implementing a Compassionate Use Program 09/29/2015
What to Watch Now in the World of D&O 09/29/2015
Medicare Part D Notices Due Before October 15th 09/25/2015
Final 2016 ACA Reporting Requirements 09/23/2015
The Financial Cost of Smoking, By State 09/15/2015
Form 5500: Navigating Health & Welfare Plan Annual Filing Obligations 09/09/2015
ACA Reporting – Draft Forms and Instructions Released 08/14/2015
Additional Guidance Issued on the Cadillac Tax 08/12/2015
National Benefit Plan Costs Pierce $9,000 for Workers 08/05/2015
Total Rewards and Employee Well-Being Practices 07/31/2015
Pharmacy Spending Higher in 2014 than in Recent Years 07/23/2015
Growth in Healthcare Spending Sees Uptick in 2014 with a Spike in Spending on Prescription Drugs 07/21/2015
Final Rule Issued on SBCs 07/20/2015
D&O Insurance: The Basic Value Proposition 07/15/2015
Five Ways Companies and Their HR Departments Can Benefit From Member Advocacy Programs 07/15/2015
West Coast Employer Agrees to Absorb Expected Cadillac Tax in Bargaining Agreement 07/10/2015
Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal in All 50 States 07/08/2015
US Lawmakers Propose Legislation to Protect Wellness Plan Effectiveness 07/07/2015
Adherence to Key Medications only at 50% 07/06/2015
Most of Emergency Room Visits Do not Result in Admissions 07/01/2015
Wellness Efforts Continue to Expand in Group Benefit Plans 06/30/2015
US Supreme Court Upholds the Legality of Premium Subsidies under the ACA 06/26/2015
Quick Look - ACA's Impact 06/26/2015
Reminder: PCORI Fee Due July 31, 2015 06/26/2015
BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court Decision on ACA Subsidies 06/25/2015
Superstorm Sandy - Round 2 FEMA reopens nearly 142,000 Flood Insurance Claims 06/24/2015
Conner Strong & Buckelew Healthiest Employer Award 06/24/2015
Employees Volunteer at Deirdra's House in Morristown as Part of our 3rd Annual Community Day 06/17/2015
Introducing Conner Strong & Buckelew’s Automobile Accident Report Mobile Application 06/17/2015
If everyone is a specialist, how can you be special? Learn 3 ways 06/11/2015
Conner Strong & Buckelew Named One of Region’s Healthiest Employers by Philadelphia Business Journal 06/08/2015
Employees Give Back at 3rd Annual Community Day 06/05/2015
IRS Clarifies Form 1094 and 1095 Reporting 06/04/2015
Family OOPs and Deductibles 06/04/2015
FAQs on Preventive Care Services 06/01/2015
Trends in Retail Prices of Brand Name Prescription Drugs for Older Americans 2006 to 2013 05/25/2015
The Affordable Care Act and Employer Confidence 05/21/2015
The Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Employment Strategies 05/20/2015
IRS Releases 2016 Indexed Amounts for HSAs and HDHPs 05/12/2015
Use of Four - Tier Rx Benefits Continues to Rise 05/11/2015
HR Prepares for ACA Cadillac Tax 05/07/2015
Employers Hold Strategies Steady in 2015 03/31/2015
New Jersey Autism Mandate – Recent Amendments 03/09/2015
More Guidance on Employer Payment Plans 02/26/2015
The Morning Risk Report: Cyberinsurance Little Help against Cyberterrorism 02/25/2015
Use of Telemedicine Trending Upward in US 02/23/2015
Assessment and Collection of Pay or Play Penalty 02/20/2015
The PPACA Cost Control Checklist 02/19/2015
ACA Reporting – Final Forms and Instructions Released 02/18/2015
Managing Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Risks 02/16/2015
Give Notice on Your D&O Claim…Yesterday 02/07/2015
A Contractor's Guide to Captive Insurance 02/01/2015
The PPACA Cost Control Checklist 01/26/2015
An Increase in Retail Prescription Drug Spending 01/13/2015
Employer Health Plan Deductibles See Big Jump 11/24/2014
PPACA – End of Year Action Required 11/21/2014
Environmental Insurance: Your Portfolio is Incomplete Without It 11/18/2014
IRS Releases 2015 Inflation Adjustments for Various Tax Benefits 11/10/2014
2015 Public Exchange Premiums to Increase 11/07/2014
8 Sure Ways to Improve Your Surety 10/28/2014
Obtaining and Using an HPID 10/27/2014
New Developments in Benefits and Wellness Post Healthcare Reform 10/26/2014
Transitional Reinsurance Program (TRP) Fee - Action Items for Self-Insured Plan Sponsors 10/03/2014
New Reference Guide for Obtaining HPIDs under HIPAA 10/01/2014
PPACA Generates $72 Million in Insurance Executive Taxes 09/29/2014
Government Provided Benefits More Costly than Private Plans 09/23/2014
New Contraception Rules Post-Hobby Lobby 09/15/2014
2014 Milliman Medical Index (MMI) - September 2014 09/10/2014
Information Reporting - Instructions and Guidance Released 09/08/2014
2014 Cost Benchmarking Data Shows Mixed Results 09/05/2014
New Generic Alternatives Offer Promise for Pharmacy Plans 08/27/2014
States Begin to Ready for Fall Enrollment with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) 08/06/2014
Fittest Cities in America 08/04/2014
An Ounce of Prevention – DOL Welfare Plan Self Compliance Tools and Other Tips to be ‘Audit Ready’ 07/24/2014
PBM Says Exchange Enrollees Sicker than Average 07/03/2014
Same-Sex Spouse/Partner – Health Plan Coverage 06/09/2014
Pharmacy Cost Growth Slows 05/30/2014
Copayments and Deductibles Up Sharply for High-Cost Drugs 05/08/2014
COBRA: New Notices and Marketplace Coverage Issues 05/07/2014
Correcting Improper FSA Payments 05/06/2014
Individuals with Health FSA Carryovers Can Preserve HSA Eligibility 05/02/2014
Bill Motherway - People On the Move 04/30/2014
IRS Releases 2015 Indexed Amounts for HSAs and HDHPs 04/25/2014
Conner Strong & Buckelew Names Bill Motherway President of New York Operations 04/24/2014
March 31 Exchange Enrollment Deadline Extended 03/28/2014
Conner Strong & Buckelew Partners with GoodRx to Bring Prescription Drug Price Transparency to Consumers 03/26/2014
Final Rules Require Information Reporting under PPACA 03/26/2014
Final Transitional Reinsurance Fee Rules 03/25/2014
Slower Pharmacy Cost Increases Reported 03/20/2014
HIPAA Electronic Transactions - Compliance, Certification, and Penalties 03/07/2014
90-Day Waiting Period - Final Rules 03/04/2014
Employer Mandate Rules Begin 2015 02/11/2014
Marketplace Notice Required for New Hires 02/04/2014
DOL Issues New FAQ on Multiple Topics 01/29/2014
New Rules Broaden Category of "Excepted Benefits" 01/22/2014
An Overview of Dominant Employee Benefits Offerings in the U.S. 01/15/2014
Conner Strong & Buckelew Partners with GlobalFit to Bring Discounted Gym Memberships to Clients 01/13/2014
Winter Storms, Record Temperatures & Frozen Pipes - Are You Prepared? 01/09/2014
Visit Our Email Preference Center 01/06/2014
Contraceptive Coverage Mandate - Religious Objections Update 01/03/2014
Prohibition on Excessive Waiting Periods Begins 2014 12/27/2013
Transitional Reinsurance Fee Updates 12/23/2013
Americans Like Their Health Plans, Not the Healthcare System 12/16/2013
Consumers Spending More on Out-of-Pocket Costs 12/11/2013
Leader's Edge: Imagine...All of the People's Generosity in Uncertain Times 12/10/2013
Conner Strong & Buckelew Partners with Corestream for Enhanced Benefit Services 12/09/2013
Final Mental Health Parity Rules Released 11/22/2013
Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal in New Jersey 11/14/2013
New Guidance Requires Action by Employers for their HRA Plans 11/12/2013
Various Tax Benefits Increased for 2014 11/11/2013
Move to Self Insurance Expected 11/07/2013
Transition Relief for Non-Calendar Year Cafeteria Plans 11/07/2013
IRS Allows FSA Carryovers 11/06/2013
The Individual Mandate Initial Enrollment - Six Week Extension 10/30/2013
Marketplace Enrollment Periods and Issues with Employer-Sponsored Health Plans 10/25/2013
Top Influencers in New Jersey Biotech 10/21/2013
Commercial Real Estate Firm 10/21/2013
New - HIPAA Model Notice of Privacy Practices 10/21/2013
Consumers Say Mandate Penalty Won't Work 10/11/2013
Affordable Housing Community 10/09/2013
Transit Services Company 10/09/2013
Large Water Company 10/09/2013
Adult Day Care Center 10/09/2013
Outpatient Surgical Center 10/09/2013
Integrated Healthcare Delivery System 10/09/2013
Large Health System 10/09/2013
Manufacturing Company, Case 2 10/09/2013
Large Healthcare Organization 10/09/2013
Manufacturing Company, Case 1 10/09/2013
Born to Shine Honoree George Norcross - March of Dimes 10/08/2013
Worth Magazine: Coverage for Your Coastal Home 10/02/2013
NJBIZ: Keeping it in the Family (Effects of the Affordable Care Act) 09/26/2013
Conner Strong & Buckelew Partners with American Institute of Preventive Medicine to Bring "Healthier at Home" Web Portal to Clients 09/20/2013
IRS Guidance Clarifies Payment for Preventive Services Under HDHP/HSA Arrangements 09/17/2013
Deductible Limits and Out-of-Pocket Maximums Begin in 2014 09/12/2013
BREAKING NEWS: DOL Guidance Clarifies Market Notice Issue 09/12/2013
IRS Recognizes Legal Same Sex Spouse Marriages 09/06/2013
State-Mandated Benefits on the Rise 08/26/2013
General Compliance Date for the HIPAA Final Rule Grows Near 08/23/2013
Cargo Thieves Use New Tactics 08/15/2013
Employers Still Required to Issue Exchange Notices by October 1st 08/14/2013
Pool Manufacturer 08/07/2013
Life Science Product Manufacturer 08/07/2013
Large Gaming Company 07/29/2013
Self-Insured Health Plans on the Rise 07/24/2013
MLR Rebate Deadline Approaching 07/22/2013
Final Rules on Religious Organizations and Contraception Coverage 07/10/2013
DOMA Decisions Impact on Welfare Plan Administration 07/09/2013
Pay or Play Employer Mandate Delayed One Year 07/03/2013
D&O Insurance: Derivative Suit Settlements 06/25/2013
D&O Insurance: Derivative Suit Settlements 06/17/2013
Conner Strong & Buckelew Holds Inaugural Community Day at 11 Events Throughout Philadelphia Region 06/10/2013
PCOR Fees - Reporting and Preparation Process 06/06/2013
Early Exchange Updates 05/28/2013
Exchanges: New Consumer Applications and the Employer Notice 05/20/2013
Conner Strong & Buckelew Awarded "Special Honors" Recognition by Insurance Society of Philadelphia 05/10/2013
Affordability and Minimum Value Rules Released 05/09/2013
Summary of Benefits and Coverage - Updated Materials 05/02/2013
Health Insurance Provider Fee 03/20/2013
FAQs on Preventive Care Services 03/18/2013
Private Exchange Options Considered - Philadelphia Business Journal 03/15/2013
EHBs, "Out of Pocket" Limits, and Minimum Value 03/15/2013
Access to Care is Top Concern of Americans 03/05/2013
Large Local Hospital 02/28/2013
Major Healthcare System 02/28/2013
New 2014 Federal Healthcare Coverage Reporting Requirements for Employers 02/19/2013
Your Insurance Probably Covers Meteor Strikes 02/17/2013
Premiums for Young Adults May Jump More than 40% 02/07/2013
New Rules on Contraceptive Coverage for Religious Employers 02/07/2013
Conner Strong & Buckelew Partners with Liazon for Private Benefits Exchange 02/07/2013
DOL Ramping Up Efforts to Catch Non-Filers 02/06/2013
FAQs Clarify HRAs, Fixed Indemnity Plans, and Other Issues 02/05/2013
Exchange Notice Delayed 01/25/2013
Employer May Make "Reasonable Modifications" to Retiree Healthcare Benefits 01/09/2013
2012 Taxpayer Relief Act - Benefit Provisions 01/09/2013
New Healthcare Reform Taxes Affect Health Plan Costs 01/03/2013
Guidance Issued on Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions 01/02/2013
Health FSA $2,500 Plan Year Limit 12/18/2012
Is Your Property Really Covered? 12/18/2012
PCORI Fees to Be Paid by Self-Insured Plans 12/14/2012
Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions 12/13/2012
New Jersey State Exchange Veto 12/07/2012
Guidance Issued for 2014 Transitional Reinsurance Program 12/05/2012
Court Decision on Wellness Program 12/03/2012
New Rules Released on Healthcare Reform Provisions 11/28/2012
Healthcare Reform Implementation Timelines 11/13/2012
Pharmacy Trends 11/08/2012
Overhaul of US Healthcare System Moving Forward 11/08/2012
Access to Healthcare Reform Information 11/01/2012
Junk Settlements and Improving Incentives in Class Action Litigation 09/21/2012
Medicare Part D Notices Due by October 15th 09/20/2012
Healthcare Reform: Contraceptive Coverage Delay Expanded to Cover More Religious Employers 09/18/2012
Final Rule - Student Health Plans 09/12/2012
90-Day Waiting Period & FTE Guidance 09/11/2012
New Reinsurance Program Fee in 2014 09/05/2012
D&O Insurance: Limits Selection and Program Structure 08/27/2012
Top 1% of Health Plan Members Account for Largest Percent of Cost 07/24/2012
Conner Strong & Buckelew Launches New Independent Affiliate, AIM 07/23/2012
Supreme Court Backs All Parts of Health Care Law 06/28/2012
New Mental Health Parity Guidance 06/25/2012
Executive Protection: D&O Insurance - Policyholder's Obligations 06/12/2012
More Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) Guidance 06/12/2012
New Transition Relief for FSA Plan Year Limit 06/05/2012
Executive Protection: D&O Insurance - The Policy Application 05/17/2012
Conner Strong & Buckelew Honored as Leading Corporate Giver for Fourth Year in a Row 05/03/2012
2013 HSA/HDHP Limits Released 05/02/2012
Corporate Charitable Contributors 04/27/2012
First Comparative Effectiveness Fee Due July 2013 04/24/2012
Municipal Police Union 04/20/2012
Retail Housing Developer 04/20/2012
International Law Firm 04/20/2012
County Government 04/20/2012
Teaching Hospital 04/20/2012
International Defense Contractor 04/20/2012
Industrial Manufacturer 04/20/2012
Taft Hartley Health & Welfare Fund 04/20/2012
Acute Care Hospital 04/20/2012
Public School District, Case 1 04/20/2012
Manufacturing Company 04/20/2012
Large National Retailer 04/20/2012
Large New Jersey Municipality, Case 1 04/20/2012
Trauma Hospital 04/20/2012
Leading Hospital 04/20/2012
Regional Bank 04/20/2012
Regional Casino 04/20/2012
Large New Jersey Municipality, Case 2 04/20/2012
Aerospace Engineering 04/20/2012
Regional Healthcare Provider 04/20/2012
Public School District, Case 3 04/20/2012
Post Acute Rehabilitation 04/20/2012
Large University 04/20/2012
Foreign-Language Notice Statements Required 04/04/2012
Supreme Court PPACA Oral Arguments Completed 03/30/2012
FAQs Issued on SBC Rules 03/29/2012
Wellness in the Workplace 03/28/2012
The Emergence of Voluntary Benefits Plans 03/28/2012
Final Rules on Health Insurance Exchanges 03/22/2012
Executive Protection: D&O Insurance - Policy Exclusions 03/22/2012
Update on ERRP Payment Processing 03/15/2012
The Greatest Threat to R&D Companies: A Loss in the Lab 02/24/2012
Final Rules for Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) 02/17/2012
Automatic Enrollment Requirements Further Delayed 02/16/2012
New FMLA Rule Expands Military Family Leave and Airline Flight Crew Rules 02/02/2012
One-Year Waiver on Contraceptive Rules for Religious Organizations 01/25/2012
Revised Guidance on Reporting Healthcare Coverage on Form W-2 01/06/2012
Supreme Court to Hear Healthcare Reform Arguments 01/04/2012
Approach to Defining Essential Health Benefits 01/03/2012
Distribution of MLR Rebates 12/19/2011
Final Medical Loss Ratio Rules Released 12/16/2011
Retiree Healthcare Fund to be Closed 12/12/2011
Health Plan Mandate Opt-Out Elections for Self-Funded, Non-Federal Governmental Plans 12/05/2011
Revised New Jersey Local Finance Notice 2011-20R and FSA Administrative Expenses 12/02/2011
Consideration for Internal Appeals and External Review of Plan Denials 11/29/2011
New FAQs on Mental Health Parity 11/23/2011
Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) Rules Delayed 11/18/2011
IRS Audits Focus on Fringe Benefits 11/17/2011
GINA Concerns for Employers Providing Spouse Incentives to Complete Health Assessments 11/15/2011
Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Individual Mandate 11/14/2011
What to Watch Now in the World of D&O 11/02/2011
Conner Strong & Buckelew Partners with OnSite Innovations for Discounted Influenza Vaccinations for Clients 10/18/2011
CLASS Long-Term Care Program Suspended 10/18/2011
Medicare Secondary Payer Guidance on Health Reimbursement Arrangements 10/13/2011
Supreme Court Ruling on Constitutionality of Healthcare Law Likely 10/04/2011
IRS Proposes "Affordability" Safe Harbor 09/22/2011
Largest Independent Safety Specialists 09/12/2011
Virginia Court Dismisses Health Reform Lawsuits 09/12/2011
Perspective on Healthcare Reform 09/06/2011
Guidance on Annual Limit Waivers for HRAs 09/02/2011
Webinar Resources - Cafeteria Plans Section 125 POP/FSAs for NJ Public Entities 08/29/2011
Summary of Benefits Guidance Issued 08/22/2011
Rules Issued on Exchanges, Premium Credits, and Medicare/CHIP Issues 08/18/2011
Appeals Court Finds Individual Mandate Unconstitutional 08/16/2011
Conner Strong & Buckelew Names Franz Wagner Senior Vice President, Major Accounts, Senior Account Executive 08/15/2011
Conner Strong & Buckelew Names Kristine Klepper Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits Practice Leader 08/15/2011
Dependent Eligibility Audits 08/10/2011
Wellness Incentives - Tax and Compliance Considerations 08/09/2011
Adoption of Women's Preventive Services Guidelines 08/09/2011
Bureau of Labor Statistics Report on Employee Benefits 08/02/2011
Guidance on c.78 - Pension & Health Benefits Reform 07/26/2011
Revised Rules and Model Notices on External Review 07/07/2011
New Healthcare Waiver Guidance and List of Granted Waivers 06/21/2011
The Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Dental and Vision Benefits 06/17/2011
Cafeteria Plan Amendments for OTC Drug Reimbursement 06/13/2011
2012 HSA/HDHP Limits Released 05/27/2011
Medicare Part D Model Disclosure Notices Updated 05/23/2011
Essential Benefits to be Defined 05/18/2011
Electronic Disclosure Rules 05/16/2011
IRS Asks for Comments on Employer Mandate "Shared Responsibilty" Provisions 05/11/2011
Louisiana - Second State to Opt Out of State-Run Insurance Exchanges 04/26/2011
Employee Free Choice Voucher Requirement Repealed 04/19/2011
President Obama Signs Repeal of PPACA 1099 Provision into Law 04/18/2011
FAQ Part VI on Healthcare Reform Implementation 04/12/2011
Budget Proposal Would Delay a 25% Reduction in Medicare Reimbursement 04/01/2011
New Guidance on W-2 Health Cost Reporting 04/01/2011
Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) - Impact on Benefits 03/29/2011
Contraceptives as Preventative Care 03/24/2011
Extended Grace Period for Claims and Appeals Standards 03/24/2011
Federal Government Creates New Organization to Help Implement Healthcare Reform 03/03/2011
House of Representatives Votes to De-Fund Patient Protection and Accountability Act 02/24/2011
Proposed Changes for NJ Public Workers' Health Care Cost and Design 02/17/2011
Support for Nursing Mothers 02/15/2011
Federal Judge Strikes Down Health Reform Law and Individual Mandate 02/02/2011
Update on Health Reform and Form 1099 Repeal Efforts 01/31/2011
Imputed Income Issues for Health and Welfare Benefits 01/26/2011
House to Vote on Repeal of Health Reform 01/18/2011
Debit Cards for Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medicines Permitted 01/04/2011
More Agency FAQs Issued on Health Care Reform 01/03/2011
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Benefits Provisions Included in 2010 Tax Relief Act 12/27/2010
Mini-Med Plans: New Model Notice Language and Restricted Sales Guidance 12/21/2010
Congress Delays Mandated Cuts in Medicare Until July 2011 12/16/2010
VA Federal Judge Agrees that the Health Insurance Mandate Oversteps Constitution 12/14/2010
IRS Issues More Guidance on Small Business Health Coverage Tax Credit 12/10/2010
Medical Loss Ratio Requirements for Health Insurers 12/02/2010
Grandfather Rules Changes to Allow Change in Carrier/Policies 11/29/2010
The Equal Employment Commission Issues Final GINA Regulations 11/24/2010
Definition of "Plan Year" for Health Reform 11/18/2010
Preventive Services Covered Under Health Reform 11/01/2010
FAQs on Health Care Reform from Federal Agencies 10/27/2010
W-2 Health Coverage Reporting Delayed 10/20/2010
New Jersey Guidance on Dependent Coverage Extensions 10/18/2010
Department of Labor FAQs on Genetic Nondiscrimination (GINA) 10/15/2010
Extended Compliance Date for New Appeal Procedures; FAQs Released 10/14/2010
Early Retiree Program Guidance Released 10/13/2010
Extension of Dependent Coverage to Age 26 - Effective Date 10/04/2010
Making the Grandfathered Plan Determination 09/30/2010
Guidance Issued for Annual Dollar Limit Waivers 09/13/2010
New Guidance on Over-the-Counter Medicines and Drugs 09/13/2010
First Round of Approvals in Early Retiree Reinsurance Program 09/03/2010
Legislation Introduced to Repeal Employer Mandate 09/01/2010
Reminder: Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Disclosure 09/01/2010
Health Reform Rules on Claims, Appeals, and External Review 08/30/2010
Regulations Released on Internal Appeals and External Review Processes Related to Health Insurance Reform 08/17/2010
Health Insurance Reform Law Aids Nursing Mothers 07/30/2010
No Automatic Form 5500 Filing Extension Granted 07/23/2010
Determining Parity for Outpatient Benefits Under Mental Health Act 07/22/2010
DOL Releases Non-Subsidy COBRA Model Notices 07/19/2010
Preventative Care Regulations Released 07/16/2010
HealthCare.gov Website Now Live 07/15/2010
Changes Proposed to HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules 07/14/2010
Forms 5500 and New Mandatory Electronic Filing Requirements 07/12/2010
DOL Issues Model Health Care Reform Notices 07/08/2010
Early Retiree Reinsurance Applications Start June 29 07/01/2010
Electronic Filing: Form 5500 06/24/2010
Patient's Bill of Rights Regulations Released 06/24/2010
To Be or Not to Be a Grandfathered Plan 06/18/2010
Health Reform Grandfather Plan Rules Released 06/15/2010
New York State Passes Prior Approval Rate Increase Insurance Law 06/15/2010
More Guidance Issued on the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program 06/11/2010
NJ Local Finance Board Issues Notice Related to Employee Benefit Changes 06/07/2010
Draft Early Retiree Reinsurance Program Application Available 06/03/2010
HHS to Establish a Health Reform Web Portal 06/01/2010
Health Reform Resources and Year by Year Impact 06/01/2010
IRS Releases 2011 Amounts for HSAs and HDHPs 05/27/2010
New Guidance Issued on Dependent Coverage Extension 05/12/2010
Early Retirement Reinsurance Program Regulations Released 05/07/2010
Department of Labor Issues Amended COBRA Notices 04/30/2010
Dependent to Age 26 Developments 04/29/2010
COBRA Subsidy Extension Through May 31 04/21/2010
Short-Term COBRA Subsidy Extension Approved 04/20/2010
New Jersey Enacts Legislation Impacting Health Benefits 04/20/2010
IRS Issues Guidance on Small-Employer Health Coverage Tax Credit 04/16/2010
Early Retiree Reinsurance Program To Begin June 23 04/16/2010
New Governmental Webpages on Healthcare Reform 04/13/2010
Department of Labor Increases Enforcement and Guidance over Employee Welfare Benefit Plans 03/29/2010
National Health Insurance Reform - It's Official Now 03/26/2010
Latest National Health Insurance News and Year by Year Impact 03/25/2010
President Signs Health Insurance Reform 03/24/2010
Department of Labor Issues Amended COBRA Notices 03/24/2010
Details of the US House's Health Insurance Amendments 03/23/2010
US House Passes Health Reform Legislation 03/22/2010
President Signs Federal COBRA Subsidy Extension 03/04/2010
Model Medicaid and CHIP Premium Assistance Notice Posted 02/17/2010
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