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March 29, 2024

New Attention on IVF Benefits

On February 16, 2024, the Alabama Supreme Court (“the Court”), the highest court in the state, ruled that the destruction of human embryos created through in vitro fertilization (“IVF”) violates the state’s Wrongful Death of a Minor Act (“the Act”). The Court determined that there is no exception to the Act based on an embryo’s location within or outside of a biological uterus.
February 16, 2024

Guidance Issued on Contraception Coverage Mandate

On January 22, 2024, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury (collectively, “the Departments”) answered a new round of FAQs, providing additional guidance on the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”)’s requirement for non-grandfathered medical plans to cover certain preventive services including contraceptives, without cost-sharing.
February 16, 2024

State Health Coverage Reporting Requirements

Employers with employees and/or plan members residing in a state (and/or the District of Columbia) with individual mandate reporting requirements should confirm state reporting requirements with their carrier, TPA or ACA vendor to ensure federal as well as state-level reporting obligations will be met.
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