Agencies increase health-contingent health plan reward, EPA issues rule for alternate contaminated water tests, and more.
- The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury), Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) increasing the maximum reward available under health-contingent programs in group health plans.
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a rule approving alternate testing procedures for contaminated water.
- The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) charged a Florida debt-relief company with abusive practices because the company allegedly charged illegal enrollment fees.
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) filed a motion in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals asking to stay the court’s injunction of the agency’s decisions on regulating Plan B emergency contraception.
- The Federal Reserve (Fed) submitted a report to Congress on credit card operations’ profitability finding that “credit card earnings have been almost always higher than returns on all commercial bank activities.”
- The U.S. Department of Energy (Energy) proposed an agreement between the U.S. and South Korea to transfer nuclear technology for a fuel cycle study exploring the nonproliferation acceptability of certain spent fuel management options.
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a report on the injuries of women and older occupants in car accidents. The agency found that fatality risk increases by three percent every year after reaching the age of twenty-one.
- Proponents of raw milk celebrated the decision of a Wisconsin jury which found that a local farmer could continue to sell raw milk to the buying club that the farmer started.