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HEALTH CARE REFORM

The Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision on the constitutionality of federal health care reform on June 28, 2012. Nixon Peabody’s attorneys reviewed the decision and provided a complimentary webinar to help employers interpret and understand the Supreme Court’s ruling.

Beyond the Supreme Court’s decision

In addition to discussing the court’s decision, Nixon Peabody’s attorneys and professionals are available to help clients address the significant legal and operational challenges posed by health care reform since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) more than two years ago.

Regulations and extra-regulatory guidance are continually being implemented, and they impact nearly every employer. Our Employee Benefits team has been monitoring these mandates, advising employers on how to comply with the scheduled mandates. These range from reporting and disclosure requirements for health policies to extensive changes in the scope of health care plan coverage to new collective bargaining rules and new subsidies, fines, and taxes.

Nixon Peabody’s Health Care team is closely following health care reform and is prepared to offer counsel on the tremendous impact the decision and other reforms will have on the health care industry.

Health Reform Resource Center Links

Health Reform Resource Center Documents

Media Clips

  • Attorneys React To Supreme Court's ACA Save
    Law360 | June 25, 2015
    Rochester Employee Benefits and Labor & Employment partner Kate Saracene provides commentary on the Supreme Court’s highly-anticipated Affordable Care Act (ACA) decision.
  • With Supreme Court Case Over, ACA's Loose Ends Are New Target
    Crain's New York Business: Health Pulse | June 25, 2015
    As the Supreme Court winds down its current term, Rochester Employee Benefits and Labor & Employment partner Kate Saracene discusses the Court’s highly-anticipated Affordable Care Act (ACA) decision.
  • ACA, Health Insurance Exchanges and the Future of COBRA
    Law360 | June 18, 2014
    Rochester Labor & Employment attorneys Jo Ann Butler, Brian Kopp and Kate Saracene authored this column discussing two recent government announcements that aid employers’ ability to steer COBRA-eligible individuals, discuss the future role of COBRA and explore proactive ways that employers might encourage COBRA-eligible individuals to elect marketplace coverage.
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  • Amid Rollout of Affordable Care Act, Firms Face Challenge in Boosting Health Care Practices
    Daily Journal | October 22, 2013
    Los Angeles Health Services partner Jill Gordon discusses the impact of the Affordable Care Act on law firms.
  • Preparing for Healthcare Reform
    Corporate Secretary | March 26, 2013

    Rochester Labor & Employment partner Eric Paley discusses how preparing for provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that go into effect in 2014 could be a big deal for many companies.

  • What to Look for in Health Care Reform Mandates Next January
    Rochester Business Journal | March 15, 2013

    Rochester Corporate partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester Labor & Employment counsel Kate Saracene co-authored this column discussing the next wave of health care reform compliance mandates.

  • New ACA Employer Mandate Gives Cos. Surprising Leeway
    Law 360 | January 11, 2013

    Rochester Labor & Employment counsel Kate Saracene discusses proposed regulations from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service relaxing a health reform requirement for large employers.

  • Legal Advisers Step in to Help Navigate Uncharted Waters
    Rochester Business Journal | September 21, 2012

    Rochester Labor & Employment partner Eric Paley and Rochester Labor & Employment counsel Kate Saracene discuss how the firm has responded to the passing of the Affordable Care Act and have helped clients navigate the changes.

Ideas

What does the Supreme Court's decision in King v. Burwell mean for individuals, employers, and the fate of health care reform?
Benefits Alert | June 26, 2015

CMS Innovation Center announces "Next Generation" Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model
Health Care Law Alert | March 19, 2015

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San Francisco legislation aims to integrate with national health care reform and phases out use of HRAs
Benefits Law Alert | August 8, 2014

One-month orientation period will provide relief from the 90-day rule
Benefits Alert | July 9, 2014

Religious freedom for corporations? The Hobby Lobby decision breaks new ground
Benefits Law Alert | July 2, 2014

CMS announces Open Payments (Physician Payment Sunshine Act) registration date for physicians and teaching hospitals
Health Care Fraud Investigations & Enforcement Alert | May 5, 2014

Webinar Recording: Health Care Reform—What Every Hospital and Medical Service Provider Needs to Know
Originally recorded April 8, 2014 | April 17, 2014

The Labor and Employment Law crystal ball: Trends and developments for 2014
Employment Law Alert | December 27, 2013

Massachusetts repeals its employer health care mandate
Benefits Alert | July 17, 2013

Employer health care mandate and reporting requirements delayed until 2015
Benefits Alert | July 3, 2013

Hospitals must satisfy both NYS Community Service Plan (CSP) and federal Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) requirements—timing may be challenge
Health Law Alert | May 21, 2013

What's new with the Affordable Care Act?
Benefits Alert | May 20, 2013

Supreme Court upholds plan terms that require reimbursement of participant's recovery from third party
Benefits Alert | April 30, 2013

Will hospitals need to contract with a Patient Safety Organization in order to contract with health plans participating in health insurance exchanges?
Health Law Alert | April 26, 2013

HHS and CMS release proposed rule to amend the EHR exception of the physician self-referral statute
Health Information Technology Alert | April 12, 2013

Webinar Recording: Health Care Reform: Employer Compliance and Strategies
Originally recorded February 14, 2013 | February 19, 2013

Proposed regulations broaden exemptions from and accommodations for offering group health contraceptive coverage
Benefits Alert | February 15, 2013

Webinar Recording: Shedding Light on the Sunshine Act Final Rule: Implications for Health Care Providers
Originally recorded February 13, 2013 | February 15, 2013

Prompt action required by employers on health care reform: IRS issues "play or pay" regulations
Benefits Alert | January 16, 2013

Five New Year's resolutions for employers
Employment Law Alert | January 2, 2013

Webinar Recording: Collective Bargaining for Health Benefits in Today's Legal Environment
Originally recorded August 8, 2012 | August 9, 2012

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Events

Employee Benefits Luncheon
June 23, 2015

New York Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
June 4, 2015 | New York, NY

New York Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
June 3, 2015 | Jericho, NY

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Buffalo Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
May 27, 2015 | Buffalo, NY

Rochester Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
May 20, 2015 | Rochester, NY

Employee Benefits Luncheon
January 14, 2015

Re-imagining Wellness and Behavioral Health and Disability Challenges in the Workplace
December 5, 2014

Albany Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
November 12, 2014 | Albany, NY

New York Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
November 5, 2014 | Jericho, NY

New York Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
November 4, 2014 | New York, NY

Buffalo Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
October 30, 2014 | Buffalo, NY

Rochester Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
October 28, 2014 | Rochester, NY

New York Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
May 29, 2014 | Jericho, NY

New York Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
May 28, 2014 | New York, NY

Buffalo Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
May 21, 2014 | Buffalo, NY

Rochester Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
May 6, 2014 | Rochester, NY

Webinar: Health Care Reform—What Every Hospital and Medical Service Provider Needs to Know
April 8, 2014

Looking Ahead for Rhode Island Employers
March 4, 2014

Implementing the Affordable Care Act
December 10, 2013 | Jericho, NY

Year Ahead + Employment Law: Are You Ready for 2014?
November 14, 2013 | San Francisco, CA

Albany Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
November 7, 2013 | Albany, NY

Buffalo Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
November 5, 2013 | Buffalo, NY

New York Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
October 30, 2013 | New York, NY

New York Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
October 29, 2013 | Jericho, NY

Demonstrating Compliance Program Effectiveness
May 16, 2013 | Boston, MA

Albany Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
May 16, 2013 | Albany, NY

Rochester Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
May 9, 2013 | Rochester, NY

Health Care Reform: Are you ready?
April 17, 2013 | New York, NY

Health Care Reform: Are you ready?
April 16, 2013 | Jericho, NY

Health Care Reform: Are you ready?
April 12, 2013 | Boston, MA

Annual Rhode Island CLE Seminar
March 19, 2013 | Providence, RI

Albany Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
December 4, 2012 | Albany, NY

Investing in Health Care: Current challenges and opportunities
October 11, 2012 | New York, NY

Health Care Cost Containment Reform: What Does this Mean for your Massachusetts Business?
September 27, 2012 | Boston, MA

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