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The Health Care Reform Blog provide clients with the most up-to-date information about Health Care Reform-including updates on the federal government's implementation of the Affordable Care Act, new regulations, recently issued guidance and enforcement updates. The blog will also comment on any issues specific to the State of Iowa.

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DOL Proposes Rules to Expand Association Health Plans: What it May Mean for Trade Associations, Businesses, and Sole Proprietors - January 19, 2018

In response to an Executive Order signed in October by President Trump, the Department of Labor ("DOL") recently released proposed rules which - if finalized - would likely expand association health plans and create new health insurance coverage opportunities for employers and sole proprietors. Read More »

Employer Health Insurance Legislation Update: The Better Care Act - June 26, 2017

Last week the Senate released draft legislation entitled "The Better Care Act." aimed at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. This is a summary of the Act and its potential impact on Iowa employers. Read More »

Senate Leaders Release Draft ACA Repeal Legislation - June 22, 2017

Senate leaders have released a draft of their legislation. More information coming soon. Read More »

Employer Update: American Health Care Act - May 11, 2017

Last week, Republicans got one step closer to repealing portions of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") when the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act ("AHCA"). Due to procedural issues and division within their own party, the American Health Care Act faces significant challenges in the Senate. Its provisions do shed light on the Republican strategy and types of reforms we may expect to see in any final legislation. Read More »

Future of the Affordable Care Act & Potential Impact on Employer Sponsored Health Benefits - November 17, 2016

Since the recent election, many are wondering about the future of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") and health care reform. Given Republicans have campaigned since 2010 on repealing the unpopular Act, it is extremely likely portions of the Affordable Care Act will be repealed. Read More »

HIPAA Privacy in Emergency Situations - November 24, 2014

In light of the Ebola outbreak and other events, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, released a bulletin to ensure HIPAA covered entities are aware of the ways in which patient information may be shared under the HIPAA Privacy Rule in an emergency situation Read More »

Health Law Blog: Court Strikes Down Tax Credit Provision for Low Income Americans Participating Through Federal and Federal/State Partnership Exchanges - July 22, 2014

This morning the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled the IRS' interpretation of a key ACA provision is invalid. Read More »

Supreme Court Rules Some Employers Exempt from ACA Contraception Mandate - July 1, 2014

In a widely anticipated decision issued on June 30, 2014, the United States Supreme Court held that the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act, as it applies to closely-held corporations, violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Read More »

Health Law Blog: HHS Issues Model of Notices of Privacy Practices in Spanish - February 19, 2014

A Spanish version of the Model Notices of Privacy Practices (NPP) has been issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office for the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Read More »

Final Rules Relating to Employer Mandate Released - February 11, 2014

On Monday, Feb. 10, the Obama Administration issued final rules implementing the employer mandate and providing welcome relief for many employers. Read More »

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