White House Issues Review of Existing Regulations

President Obama yesterday ordered all federal agencies to conduct a review of current federal regulations to ensure they are still effective and do not burden the private sector.  The media portrayed the move as an attempt by the White House to repair their relationship with the business community while striving to maintain good government practices…. Read more »

Obama Administration to Publish Grandfathered Health Plan Regs

UPDATE: The Obama Administration has announced a press conference to discuss the regulations at 2 PM today.  Here is an administration fact sheet. The Obama administration is expected today to publish its draft regulations for the treatment of “grandfathered” employer-sponsored health care plans, or those employer plans that were in existence before the passage of… Read more »

Draft Regulations Released for Older Dependent Coverage

Three Cabinet agencies released joint regulations on the extension of dependent coverage to adults under age 27 yesterday, providing a draft of the rules that will govern part of the health care reform law that goes into effect on September 23. As expected, the rules defining eligible dependents are broad: eligible dependents do not need… Read more »