Administration Offers Contraception Compromise for Religious Employers

By Louise Radnofsky WASHINGTON—The Obama administration outlined a new compromise Friday aimed at shielding religious business owners and Christian universities and charities from the health law’s contraception-coverage requirements, but a chilly initial response from Roman Cath
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Obama administration floats new prescription contraceptive rules

By Jerry Geisel The Obama administration sought Friday to end a long-running controversy by proposing new ways to enable employees of nonprofit religiously affiliated organizations — such as hospitals — and private closely held corporations to obtain coverage for prescription contrace
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White House revises contraception opt out

By Gabe LaMonica (CNN) —The Obama administration announced revisions to the Obamacare contraception mandate so that nonprofit religious organizations can opt out of signing a release form to avoid covering birth control and workers for those nonprofits are able to obtain separate cont
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Post-Hobby Lobby: DOL requires employee notification of dropped contraceptive coverage

By Melissa A. Winn The U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday employers reacting to the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling by canceling contraceptive coverage will be required to notify their employees of the change, an important administrative note for benefit advisers working with e
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Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. TPAs Could be Further Burdened Based on Hobby Lobby Decision July 7, 2014 – In a letter today to the U.S. Health & Human Services Agency (HHS), the Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) has again requested that the Agency
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In Re: Hobby Lobby and Mandated Contraceptive Purchasing

Back in December of 2013, The Phia Group’s own attorney Jonathan Jablon drafted an intriguing discussion regarding the “Hobby Lobby” Supreme Court case, involving organizational religious beliefs and rights to pushback against laws contrary to those beliefs. Of particular importance w
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“Following the Hobby Lobby Case Religiously…”

By Jon Jablon, Esq. As you likely know, there are various provisions of PPACA that are being debated, criticized, and even ultimately altered by federal regulations, in some instances. The requirement for contraceptive coverage is no exception – to debate and criticisms, that is. Whet
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