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The Health Care Reform Act has changed many things, including that a dependent child can be covered under their parent’s group health plan until age 26, assuming the plan covers dependent children. This holds true regardless of: Tax dependency Residency Student status Marital status Access to other group coverage If both parents cover the dependent […]

U.S. Appeals Court Ruling Could Drastically Affect Obamacare

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Could the unraveling of the Affordable Care Act be as easy as the removal of subsidy eligibility for millions? Not if the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has anything to say. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington ruled Tuesday that subsidies may not be offered in the federal health exchange.  The ruling was over […]

Dumped Medical Records Prove Costly

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After a retiring physician Dr. Christine Hamilton, (Hamilton) alleged a HIPAA Privacy Rule had been violated, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) opened an investigation which resulted in an $800,000 settlement by the covered entity, Parkview Health System, Inc. (Parkview). Parkview was considering the possibility of purchasing a […]

Restaurant Workers Receive Back Wages

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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) established many requirements to protect employees, such as overtime pay and proper recordkeeping. Probably one of the best known FLSA requirements is the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, plus time and one-half for hours worked beyond 40 per week. Another FLSA requirement is that employers are to […]

IRS Guidance relating to HRAs, VEBAs and Nondomestic Partners

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The IRS recently released private letter ruling (PLR) 201415011 regarding tax and benefit issues when an HRA funded through a Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Association (VEBA) trust provides coverage to a domestic partner who does not qualify as a dependent under the Internal Revenue Code.  HRA benefits were also provided to spouses, children under age 27 […]