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In a dispute involving the Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) preventive health services rules, a Texas district court held that the coverage mandate for preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drugs to prevent HIV infections violated an employer's rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA). The district court also addressed the appointment process for the entities that determine which items and services must be covered under the ACA's preventive health services rules, as implemented.
On July 26, 2022, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) re-proposed its implementing regulations under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in certain health programs and activities. The July 2022 re-proposed regulations would reinstate certain requirements from the May 2016 final regulations (issued under the Obama administration), including provisions that define discrimination on the basis of sex to include discrimination based on gender identity.
The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) of the Department of Labor (DOL) issued proposed amendments to the Class Prohibited Transaction Exemption (PTE) 84-14, also known as the Qualified Professional Asset Manager (QPAM) Exemption. The proposed amendments expand the types of serious misconduct that disqualify plan asset managers from using the exemption, and explicitly include foreign crimes that are substantially equivalent to the crimes listed in the QPAM Exemption.