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HHS Proposes Rules for 1557 Covered Entities

On August 1, 2022
On July 25, 2022, HHS announced a proposed rule that would strengthen the protections granted by Section 1557 of the ACA in various contexts. In line with the administration’s previous interpretations of the Supreme Court’s holding in Bostock v. Clayton County, HHS reinforces that 1557’s protections against discrimination based on “sex” extend to sexual orientation and gender identity.

HHS Resolves the Conflict – Sex Discrimination Includes Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

On May 11, 2021
Learn about the new extended nondiscrimination protections for sexual orientation and gender identity, how best to comply with Section 1557 and more.

HIPAA Compliance Audits – Good News and Bad News

On February 1, 2021
The government recently released findings of the extensive HIPAA compliance audit performed in 2016 and 2017. Click to learn more about the results!

IP Law vs. Drug Prices – Round Two, Fight!

On June 24, 2019
It's no surprise that drug prices are far too high. New IP laws are attempting to change this with drug price transparency. Learn more about its impact!

We Have a New Secretary of HHS

On February 10, 2017
In a rare overnight session, the Senate voted 52-47 (along party lines) to confirm Tom Price (R-GA) as Secretary of HHS. He will be managing a department with a $1 trillion budget and have the authority to rewrite ACA rules.

HHS nominee Dr. Tom Price’s 2nd confirmation hearing: 5 things to know

On January 25, 2017
Rep. Tom Price, MD, R-Ga., faced another four hours of cross-examination Tuesday, this time with the Senate finance committee. Here are 5 things you need to know about the hearing.

GOP on ACA replacement: Who wants what?

On January 23, 2017
Republicans in Congress have already laid the foundation for an ACA repeal through the reconciliation process, but what will replace the law still remains uncertain.

Health Secretary Pick Tom Price Faces Questions on Stock Trades, Obamacare Plans at Confirmation Hearing

On January 18, 2017
Tom Price vowed at a Senate hearing Wednesday to fight government regulations he said burden doctors and patients while Democrats voiced alarm his policies would gut federal health insurance programs.

Federal regulators may try to kill critical illness insurance

On June 10, 2016
Officials are thinking about the possibility of banning the sale of critical illness policies and other policies that cover two or more specific diseases.

FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation (Part XXII)

On November 11, 2014
Set out below are additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

SIIA Provides Analysis on “Skinny” Health Plans in Response to WSJ Article

On May 31, 2013
The Wall Street Journal on May 20th ran a news story describing a strategy that an increasing number of employers are reportedly examining. SIIA responds. Read More.