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This is the twelfth in a series of articles about health care reform.

One year after the enactment of the health care reform legislation on March 23, 2010, changes are still being made on both the federal and state levels. This article addresses one recent federal policy and one state law change from the State

This is the eighth in a series of articles about health care reform.

This Q&A focuses on new joint interim final regulations from the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Health and Human Services. The regulations address the internal and external benefit claims review procedures for nongrandfathered group health plans.

This is the fourth in a series of articles about health care reform.

Q.1 I have heard that there are provisions in the Act to encourage the development of wellness programs in health plans. Is that true?
A.1 Yes. One provision in the Act requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop requirements

This is the second in a series of articles about health care reform.

Q.1 What is a grandfathered plan?
A.1 Group health plans in effect on March 23, 2010, are considered grandfathered plans. Having grandfathered plan status significantly affects the application of health care reform. Certain deadlines for changes are extended and other changes do