The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Trump administration’s broad exemptions for employers with religious or moral objections to covering contraception, as normally required by the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) preventive care rules.
A federal district court struck down certain requirements the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had imposed under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for giving individuals access to their own protected health information (PHI).
The three federal health benefits agencies issued guidance to flesh out the relevant provisions of laws passed to meet the COVID-19 crisis. The document, released April 11, addresses issues such as the scope of the testing coverage mandate, the options for covering telehealth services, and the implications for group health plan administration.
Recent guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) outlines its plans for administering the supplemental unemployment assistance provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
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