EBIA Weekly Newsletter

Court Rejects Effort to Block January 1 Effective Date of EEOC Wellness Regulations

   February 2, 2017

AARP v. EEOC, 2016 WL 7646358 (D.D.C. 2016) Available at https://ecf.dcd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/show_public_doc?2016cv2113-27 A federal court has denied AARP’s request for a preliminary injunction to block application of the EEOC’s wellness regulations. The regulations, which address the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) on employer-sponsored wellness … Read More

Presidential Executive Order Establishes Regulatory Cap, Requires Cost Analysis

   February 2, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs (Jan. 30, 2017) Available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/30/presidential-executive-order-reducing-regulation-and-controlling President Trump has issued an executive order directing that, for the fiscal year already underway, when a federal department or agency proposes a new regulation, it generally must identify at least two existing regulations to be repealed. … Read More

How Does an Employer Comply With HIPAA’s Privacy Rule When Reporting Health Plan Enrollment Information on Form 1095-C?

   February 2, 2017

QUESTION: My company is an applicable large employer (ALE) with a self-insured health plan. What steps must we take under HIPAA’s privacy rule when we report enrollment information for employees and dependents on Form 1095-C? ANSWER: You should follow the HIPAA rules that apply to disclosures of protected health information (PHI) from a group health … Read More