Plan Audits Mark The Start Of DOL Enforcement Of PPACA

Law360, New York (May 3, 2012, 2:18 PM EDT) -- Recent written audit requests to health and welfare plans from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) have included inquiries related to various mandates under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, or the act). This is a significant development in the ongoing implementation of the PPACA's various coverage and related mandates, in that it marks the first appearance of PPACA-related topics in DOL auditing practices.

While the March 2012 U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments caused speculation as to the future of the PPACA, unless and...
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