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Benefits Coverage for Same Sex Spouses

Posted by Tracy Leeth on June 29, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling last Friday prohibiting state bans on same-sex marriage and giving same-sex spouses the same rights as opposite-sex spouses under state and federal law.  Currently, fourteen states ban same-sex marriage.  In regards to health and welfare plans, this landmark case (Obergefell v. Hodges) impacts certain employers from a plan eligibility, enrollment and administrative perspective.

Announcing a New Education Partner

Posted by on June 26, 2015


As we continue to expand our education practice group Cobbs Allen is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Bill Ojile and his firm Armstrong Teasdale to provide an initial claims assessment for qui tam actions, state attorneys general investigations, student class actions and employee class actions.

Compliance Corner: Subsidies Upheld by Supreme Court

Posted by Tracy Leeth on June 25, 2015


Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Affordable Care Act's subsidies for participants in federally-facilitated Marketplace/Exchange plans in King v. Burwell.

Compliance Corner: 1094/1095 Reporting

Posted by Tracy Leeth on June 23, 2015


In order to enforce the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Employer Responsibility and Individual Mandates and reconcile with Marketplace subsidies, the IRS requires certain employers, insurers, and other parties to furnish information annually including - full-time employment status, health plan offers and covered individuals - to name a few.

Compliance Corner: SBC Final Rules

Posted by Tracy Leeth on June 17, 2015


Today, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of Labor, and Health and Human Services released final regulations for the Affordable Care Act's Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) requirements. HHS also released a "Fact Sheet" to accompany the release of the regulations. The regulations largely follow and consolidate prior SBC guidance with little change.

2015 Captive Seminar Series

Posted by Angela Wolfe on May 14, 2015


During the month of April, Cobbs Allen hosted our first captive seminars of 2015. Tim Gallagher and Joe Parelli from Captive Resources were the key note speakers at the first seminar at Vestavia Country Club on Thursday April 23rd. The second captive seminar featured Andrew Clayton and Ron Cornwell from Pareto Captive and Mlliman, respectively.

A Closet of Caring

Posted by Angela Wolfe on May 6, 2015


Recently, we had the opportunity to present Children’s of Alabama with a $10,000 contribution to help create the Care Closet. The new Care Closet will help meet the ever growing need for patient assistance with essential care items for patients in need at the hospital. 

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