Monday Briefing

Today’s Monday Briefing is “short form” to give time to prepare for Dorsey’s annual Corporate Counsel Symposium (over 900 attendees the last time we checked) featuring a panel discussion on “Avoiding Liability in the Rapidly Changing Healthcare Industry.”

  • Proposed IRS regulations save some big re-writing time by stating that all references to “husband” and “wife” in the regulations include references to same-sex married couples where the marriage is recognized in one state or territory.  (Federal Register) (Forbes)
  • Wonder what kind of disguise they used? GAO investigators perform 18 undercover tests on federal and state health exchanges and find some surprises.  (GAO) (NYT)
  • It might be worth considering the source (a big TPA wanting to sell wellness plans) but nonetheless this one is interesting. Aetna found significant success in a wellness program specifically targeted to individuals at risk for metabolic syndrome. (Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine) Our guess is that big data and wellness will start merging soon.

Bob Seng

With plenty of experience in private practice and as an Assistant General Counsel for Pay & Benefits in a Fortune 50 Company, Bob understands that employee benefits law isn’t for everyone. That’s why he takes pride in listening carefully and responding with clear answers and advice that can be followed by busy clients.

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