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DOJ Approves $52 Billion Merger Between Cigna and Express Scripts

As reported by the National Association of Health Underwriters: The New York Times  (9/17, Abelson) reports that on Monday, the federal government “gave the go-ahead to the proposed merger between Cigna, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, and Express Scripts, a major pharmacy benefit manager.” The

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EBSA Issues Final Regulations for Association Health Plans

EBSA Issues Final Regulations for Association Health Plans June 26, 2018 On June 19, 2018, the EBSA issued final regulations related to the creation and maintenance of association health plans (AHPs) under ERISA. After considering over 900 public comments, the EBSA largely finalized the proposed regulations (see

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What’s the Deal with Association Health Plans? ESA Issues Final Regulations

 June 20, 2018 On June 19, 2018, the EBSA issued the highly anticipated final regulations related to the creation and maintenance of association health plans (AHPs) under ERISA. After considering more than 900 public comments, the EBSA largely finalized the proposed regulations with some clarification and a

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IRS Releases Publication 5208: Determining If You Are an Applicable Large Employer

IRS Releases Publication 5208: Determining If You Are an Applicable Large Employer May 15, 2018 The IRS recently released Publication 5208, which is directed at applicable large employers (those subject to the ACA’s employer mandate, also known as the “employer shared responsibility payment”). Specifically, the one-page document

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