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Preventive coverage mandate includes emergency contraceptives and preempts state laws to the contrary

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Preventive coverage mandate includes emergency contraceptives and preempts state laws to the contrary

Guidance issued late last week from the United States Department of Labor, Department of Treasury and Department of Health and Human Services (the Departments) confirms emergency contraceptives qualify as a preventive service under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and thus are required to be covered by …

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Biden administration delivers new proposed rules on ACA’s Section 1557 nondiscrimination provision

Just last week, the Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Civil Rights (HHS-OCR) issued much-anticipated proposed rules revising the ACA’s Section 1557 nondiscrimination regulations. The proposed rules affirm and expand protections against discrimination on the basis of sex, including …

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Are service accounts putting your organization at risk?

In recent months, cyber underwriters have started focusing on the use and vulnerabilities found in service accounts, which are often granted special access to perform a number of essential background tasks on organizations’ networks. With underwriters taking a closer look at these accounts, it’s vit …

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The Collateral Squeeze

Even under the best of circumstances, collateral negotiations can be a time-consuming and burdensome process for policyholders. But the looming threat of a recession means insurers must be prepared for higher borrowing costs and/or diminished borrowing capacity, and more tension in the process. Our  …

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Delaware is the latest state to fund paid leave benefits for employees through the Healthy Delaware Families Act

In May 2022, the Healthy Delaware Families Act (HDFA or the Act) was signed into law. The HDFA is designed to offer paid leave benefits to employees starting in 2026. This new benefit is funded through employee payroll deductions set to begin in January 2025. In many respects, the Act closely tracks …

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Supreme Court Holds That Individual PAGA Claims May Be Compelled to Arbitration

Supreme Court Holds That Individual PAGA Claims May Be Compelled to Arbitration Under California law, wage and hour claims filed by employees against their employers have historically not been subject to arbitration as they might be in other states. A new Supreme Court ruling puts arbitration back o …

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