Topic: Insurance

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 »

Health Insurance Exchanges: A JD Supra Legal Reader

One of the key components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is the establishment of health insurance exchanges in each state, intended to function as one-stop-shopping marketplaces where individuals and small businesses can select from affordable health care options. To participate, insurers must offer qualified health plans that meet minimum standards of coverage… Read more »

Doing Business in China: a JD Supra Legal Reader

For your convenience, recent legal advisories on a broad range of corporate issues related to doing business in and with China: China’s Anti-Monopoly Law Makes it Easier to Sue in Cases of Anti-Competitive Conduct (McDermott Will & Emery) “Recently, the Supreme People’s Court of China issued final rules to build a working framework for civil… 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 »

California Legislature Seeks to Block Iran-Related Investments

Law firm Barger & Wolen reports on California Assembly Bill 2160, legislation designed to block California insurers from making investments in entities that do business with Iran, defined as “indirect investments:” “… Assembly Bill 2160 … would prohibit California domestic insurers from treating indirect Iran-related investments (as defined in the bill) as admitted assets. The… Read more »

CMS Issues Proposed 60-Day Rule on Return of Medicare Overpayments

On February 14, 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a proposed rule regarding reporting and returning overpayments under the Medicare program. Under the new regulation, hospitals and doctors who receive Medicare funds would be required to report and return overpayments within 60 days or face significant damages and penalties.  For your reference,… Read more »