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PCG celebrates Women’s History Month

This March, we proudly participate in the annual celebration of Women’s History Month to honor the many achievements of women throughout history and examine the issues that affect women today. We thank the women of PCG for the productivity, resourcefulness, experience, and perspective they bring to our many projects! Our firm and clients benefit tremendously from their hard work.

22. March 2019
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    Federal district court judge strikes down federal rule authorizing association health plans

    On Thursday, March 28, 2019, Judge John D. Bates of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia struck down a regulation of the U.S. Department of Labor that permitted small businesses to band together to create association health plans (AHPs) that did not meet the benefits requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

    • 3. April 2019
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    Federal district court judge in Texas declares entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional

    On the evening of Friday, December 14, 2018, U.S. Federal District Court Judge Reed O’Connor of the Northern District of Texas held, “The Court…declares the Individual Mandate (of the ACA) … unconstitutional”. In addition, the judge stated in his opinion, “Further, the Court declares the remaining provisions of the ACA…are inseverable and therefore invalid”. 

    • 20. December 2018
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    Maryland Attorney General sues federal government to protect the ACA

    On Thursday, September 13, 2018, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Maryland requesting a declaratory judgment that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is constitutional, and a court order preventing the federal government from taking any action is inconsistent with that conclusion.

    • 20. September 2018
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    Federal Departments finalize rule to expand access to short-term health plans that are not ACA-Compliant

    On August 1, 2018, the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Health and Human Services jointly promulgated a final rule on Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance (STLDI). The final rule further amends the proposed rule released in February and seeks to carry out the directions given in Executive Order 13813...

    • 9. August 2018