Category: Insurance

IRS Defines “Full-Time” Employees for Health Care Benefits

Earlier this month, the Internal Revenue Service issued important guidance for employers on the rules for identifying “full-time” employees for the purposes of the Affordable Care Act. It’s an important clarification, write employment attorneys Josh Bobrin and Edward Leeds (Ballard Spahr), because: “Effective January 1, 2014, employers with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees are… Read more »

Most Popular Corporate Law Posts – June 2012

What’s on your mind? ICANN’s generic top-level domain names, HIPAA compliance and violations, the SCOTUS RadLAX ruling, the EU Cookie Directive, that’s what (and more!). For your reference, the most-read Corporate Law Report posts in June, 2012: 1. HIPAA Compliance: 6 Audit Questions (and Answers) for Covered Entities “Late last year, members of the Senate… Read more »

Health Insurance Exchanges after the Obamacare Ruling

Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act means that states will need to act quickly to develop health insurance exchanges as mandated by the law. From law firm McKenna Long: “With the ACA emerging relatively unscathed in the Supreme Court’s ruling, exchange planners have a… Read more »

What the Health Care Ruling Means for the Insurance Industry – Obamacare Analysis

Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provided insurance companies with a greater degree of certainty regarding health care reform than they have had since the act was first signed into law. Although legislative and legal challenges to the reforms continue (see updates by Patton Boggs and Littler),… Read more »

What the Obamacare Ruling Means for Health Care Providers

“Like insurance companies, institutional providers have devoted substantial effort and resources to preparing to comply with the Act’s requirements… Indeed, prior to the Court’s opinion, many institutional health care providers argued in favor of upholding the Act because the projected expansion of coverage to 30 million additional Americans would result in additional revenue for the… Read more »

Biosimilars Benefit From Health Care Reform Decision

“With [the] Supreme Court affirmance of the bulk of the Affordable Care Act, the specter that the BPCIA framework for biosimilar introduction could be dismantled is no longer a concern. Presumably it will be full speed ahead through the regulatory process, and we will see biosimilar applications for approval and attendant patent litigation before too… Read more »

Intellectual Property Update(s): Soft Porn, Multidefendant Patent Cases, Pay-for-Delay, IP and the Economy, No ICANN’T, & More…

What’s news in Intellectual Property? A lot, actually. For your reference, here’s a quick snapshot of some of it: IP-Intensive Industries Contribute $7Trillion to the U.S. Economy: “A report prepared by the Economics and Statistics Administration and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows that IP-intensive industries support tens of millions of jobs and contribute several… Read more »

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: A Legal Overview

“Ultimately, the proper interpretation of the scope of the CFAA may have to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court…” – Patton Boggs Thanks to a recent decision in the Ninth Circuit, the ever-evolving Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) is back in the spotlight. The latest changes notwithstanding, what exactly is the CFAA? What… Read more »

Insurance News & Commentary: You Should Read…

For your convenience, here’s a quick roundup of news and legal advisories covering a broad range of corporate insurance matters.  From the emerging trend of cyber insurance to life settlement provider licenses to COBRA considerations and pig farm odors, we think you should read (and watch): – Negotiating the New World of Cyber Insurance (Pillsbury):… Read more »