Exchange Regulations Give States Flexibility on Creation

The long-awaited first set of proposed regulations for the state-based health insurance exchanges were released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) yesterday, and the major story line is how much leeway the federal government will allow states in establishing their exchanges. The regulations will allow HHS to grant “conditional approval” to a… Read more »

Senate Votes to Repeal 1099 Requirement

The Senate this afternoon voted to pass HR 4 by an overwhelming margin and for the first time sent a 1099 reporting requirement repeal to the President’s desk.  HR 4, sponsored by Congressman Dan Lungren (CA-3) and a bipartisan list of members of Congress, repealed the expanded 1099 reporting requirements contained in last year’s health… Read more »

1099 Repeal Expected to Pass Senate Today

The 1099 nightmare could be one step closer to being over today. The Senate is scheduled to consider HR 4 today and hold two votes on that bill.  HR 4 would repeal both the expanded 1099 reporting contained in the PPACA and the small business bills, with the offset coming from changes to the new… Read more »