On 15 November 2016, the European Commission (“the Commission”) opened its second report on Regulation (EC) No 1901/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12...08 December 2016
IRS Addresses Health Plan Fees Imposed to Fund PCORI
Under the proposed rule, insurers are given four options in calculating the number of covered lives under the proposed rule: the actual count method, the snapshot method, the member months method, or the state form method. The proposed rule also sets forth certain exemptions from this fee. For example, ex-patriot, stop-loss, reinsurance plan, and most wellness and disease management programs, as well as plans that provide mainly excepted benefits (e.g., accident, disability, and worker’s compensation) would be exempted from the fee. In addition, the IRS clarifies that employers offering flexible spending and health savings accounts along with major medical coverage will not be double charged for the fee.
The IRS will hold a public hearing to discuss the proposed rules on August 8, 2012. Stakeholders who wish to submit comments are asked to do so by July 30, 2012.
On 26 September 2016, a new EU-US collaboration between the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was announced. This new collaboration is ...06 October 2016
As reported here, earlier this month the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a decision declining to transfer marijuana out of Schedule I. As marijuana remains a Schedule I...07 September 2016