Employee Benefits

All in a Week’s Work: Recent Health Insurance Actions by the Trump Administration

Over the past week, the executive branch has issued a series of regulations and executive orders aimed at loosening certain health insurance rules and regulations that impact employers, employees, insurance companies, and individuals.  The new regulations, which were issued in response to a previous executive order, allow an expanded group of employers to apply for a waiver from the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) mandate to provide contraceptive coverage.  The regulations were followed by an executive order instructing various departments to work to facilitate the purchase of health insurance