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The US District Court for the Eastern District of New York has issued a preliminary injunction preventing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from enforcing 2020 final regulations that substantially streamlined portions of earlier implementing regulations under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) issued by the Obama administration (Asapansa-Johnson Walker v. Azar II, (E.D.N.Y. Aug. 17, 2020)).
The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued an interim final rule (IFR) implementing the SECURE Act's requirement that defined contribution plan administrators provide new lifetime income illustrations on participant benefit statements.
In updated guidance under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has addressed when health plans and health providers may contact individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 about donating their plasma containing antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) to help treat others with COVID-19. This plasma is referred to as convalescent plasma.