EBIA Weekly Newsletter

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


May a Health Plan Impose Cost-Sharing on Any FDA-Approved Methods of Contraception for Women? 


   January 25, 2018

QUESTION: Our company sponsors a non-grandfathered self-insured group health plan, and we are subject to the preventive services mandate. Can our plan impose cost-sharing on some methods of contraception for women so long as we provide first-dollar coverage for other methods? ANSWER: Your plan must provide women access to the full range of contraceptive methods … Read More