Category: The Affordable Care Act

Business Forward Hosts HHS’s Director of Private Sector Engagement for a Discussion on Health Care for Small Businesses

On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, Business Forward hosted a discussion with Rhett Buttle, the Director of Private Sector Engagement at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Mr. Buttle began by providing background on the Affordable Care Act and then opened the line for questions. During Mr. Buttle’s discussion of […]

CMS Issues Final Rule on Marketplace Auto-Enrollment

On September 5, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule, effective October 6, 2014, that, among other things, specifies the auto-enrollment process for consumers who receive health insurance coverage through a qualified health plan offered under a federally-facilitated marketplace (Marketplace). According to a fact sheet released by CMS, “[a]s […]

Federal Health Insurance Marketplace Sends Notices Regarding Citizenship and Immigration Data Inconsistencies

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced that the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace (“Marketplace”) began sending follow-up notices to consumers with citizenship or immigration data inconsistencies who have not responded to previous notices via mail, email, and phone. CMS cautions that consumers who have not yet responded must act […]

Resource Launch: Introducing Cooley’s Health Exchanges Presentation

We are very pleased to introduce a new resource that has been added to our blog. On February 19, Cooley teamed up with New York City Health Business Leaders to sponsor “Health Exchanges: Passing the Torch to the Next Phase of Implementation,” a panel discussion led by Cooley Attorney, Wendy […]

Law360 Article: “Debate Over ACA Contraception Mandate Continues”

As we previously posted on our blog, the Affordable Care Act has been subject to extensive litigation since its enactment, including numerous lawsuits opposing its contraception mandate provision by both for-profit and nonprofit companies. At first blush, the cases appear to be very similar. However, the cases differ in several […]

Final Rules Published Regarding ACA’s Employer Mandate Provisions

The U.S. Department of Treasury (“Treasury Department”) published the much anticipated final rule implementing the employer shared responsibility (“employer mandate”) provisions under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) on February 12, 2014. According to a press release issued by the Treasury Department, the final rule “make[s] a number of commonsense improvements in […]

The U.S. Solicitor General Files Memorandum Opposing Injunction on ACA’s Contraceptive Mandate

On Friday, January 3, 2014, the U.S. Solicitor General filed a memorandum in opposition to the emergency application for an injunction temporarily granted by the U.S. Supreme Court on December 31, 2013. The injunction temporarily enjoined the government from enforcing the contraceptive coverage requirements imposed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its related […]