Key Resources for Employers

Alera Group remains committed to providing our clients with the most up-to-date resources and information to stay compliant in this ever-changing regulatory landscape.


Agencies Issue Guidance Regarding Coverage of Family Planning Services and Emergency Contraceptives Under the Affordable Care Act After Dobbs

Updated as of August 12, 2022

On July 28, 2022, the DOL, HHS and the IRS (collectively, the “Agencies”) released FAQs About Affordable Care Act Implementation Part 54, which, according to the Agencies, is intended to make it clear that, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs, the ACA’s preventive care mandate requires non-grandfathered group health plans and health insurance issuers to cover birth control/contraception, including emergency contraception, and family planning counseling without any cost sharing.


SCOTUS Turns Abortion Regulation to the States: Considerations for Group Health Plans and Employers

Updated as of June 30, 2022

On June 24, 2022, the United States Supreme Court (“the Court”) released its much-anticipated decision in Dobbs, State Health officer of the Mississippi Department of Health, et al. v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, et al., which examined the Mississippi abortion law that, with limited exceptions for the health of the mother or severe abnormality of the fetus, prohibits performing abortions on a fetus of greater than 15 weeks gestation. This gave the Court the opportunity to re-examine its historical decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.


Employee Benefits Considerations Following Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Recording from July 14

Strike-down of Roe v. Wade and What it Means for Employers

On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court officially held that the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled, and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives. Employers must understand the impact of this ruling on their employee benefit plans, as well as the ever-changing regulatory landscape, in order to make decisions moving forward.

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