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November 2014
Author(s) - Barry Bartel
The Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 43, No. 11, p. 57 (November 2014)
Author(s) - Jonathan Parker
Holland & Hart News Update
With less than two weeks until the November 4 general election, Idaho’s campaign season is in full swing and the political community’s attention is centered on the elections. At stake this election cycle in Idaho is a U.S. Senate seat, two Congressional offices, and all of Idaho’s Constitutional officers, headlined by the Governor’s race. Additionally, all 105 legislative seats for the Idaho House of Representatives and State Senate are on the ballot.
Holland & Hart News Update
The Internal Revenue Code provides for dollar limitations on benefits and contributions under qualified retirement plans. Today, the Internal Revenue Service announced the 2015 cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for qualified retirement plans.
Author(s) - Melissa Starry
Holland & Hart News Update

Today the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) published a proposed rule to amend 42 C.F.R. § 1001.952.  If adopted, it would revise certain safe harbors to the anti-kickback statute and add safe harbors providing new protections.  In proposing to modifying the safe harbors, the OIG’s goal, consistent with statute, is to “protect beneficial arrangements that enhance the efficient and effective delivery of health care and promote the best interests of patients, while also protecting the federal health care programs and beneficiaries from undue risk of harm associated with referral payments.” 79 Fed. Reg. 59719 (October 3, 2014).