Senators Unveil New Legislation to Help States Fund Health Care

This afternoon U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Dean Heller (R-NV), Ron Johnson (R-WI) and former US Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) unveiled health care reform legislation.  The proposal repeals the “structure and architecture” of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and replaces it with an annual block grant to help states fund health care. …

New York Family Paid Leave – Final Regulations

On July 19, 2017, the Notice of Adoption for Paid Family Leave was published in the New York State Register, finalizing the New York Paid Family Leave (“NYPFL”) regulation. Click the image below to view the full summary of the public comments received and effect on the final regulation. For additional information: https://docs.dos.ny.gov/info/register/2017/july19/Rule%20Makings.pdf (beginning on page…

PCOR Fee Due July 31

Reminder: The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) filing deadline is July 31, 2017 for all self-funded medical plans and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) for plan years ending in 2016. View USI’s outline of plan years and associated amounts.

GOP Pulls AHCA Before Vote

As we reported on Friday, March 24, 2017 in our health care reform timeline, the U.S. House of Representatives pulled the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”) from consideration after not receiving enough Republican support to pass the bill. The AHCA was President Trump’s first attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”).…