EBIA Weekly Newsletter

Do We Get Extra Time to Decide Second Appeals Under Our Health Plan?


   February 1, 2018

QUESTION: We are considering adding a second level of internal appeal for denied claims under our health plan. Do we get extra time to decide the second appeal? ANSWER: No. Plans that provide for two levels of appeal must complete both appeals within the time periods applicable for plans that provide only a single level … Read More


Find Your Answers in the EBIA Compliance Library


   January 25, 2018

Employee benefits law is always changing. You can count on EBIA to keep you informed and help you know how to stay in compliance. Here are some recent enhancements you’ll find in our COBRA and ERISA publications: COBRA. COBRA Provisions in Severance Agreements. We have added a new sample document—Severance Agreement … Read More


Legislation Once Again Delays Cadillac Tax and Suspends Health Insurer Fee


   January 25, 2018

Making Further Continuing Appropriations for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2018, and for other Purposes, Pub. L. No. 115-120 (Jan. 22, 2018) Available at https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/hr195/BILLS-115hr195enr.pdf Congress has passed, and the President has signed, continuing appropriations legislation that includes important provisions relating to the Affordable Care Act. Here are highlights: Cadillac … Read More


Court Removes August 31 Deadline for EEOC to Issue Proposed Wellness Regulations


   January 25, 2018

AARP v. EEOC, 2017 WL 6542014 (D.D.C. 2017) (Docket: Order (Jan. 18, 2018); Defendant’s Unopposed Motion for Partial Reconsideration of December 20, 2017 Order (Jan. 16, 2018)) The federal trial court that recently vacated the incentive provisions of the EEOC’s final wellness regulations has modified its judgment to remove the August 31, 2018 deadline for … Read More