Research and Analysis by Rita L. DiSimone

Health Insurance Reform Legislation
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 60 No. 4 (released October 1997)
by Rita L. DiSimone

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), enacted on August 21, 1996 (Public Law 104-19), provides for improved access and renewability with respect to employment-related group health plans, to health insurance coverage sold in connection with group plans, and to the individual market (by amending the Public Health Service Act). The Act's provisions include improvements in portability and continuity of health insurance coverage; combating waste, fraud, and abuse in health insurance and health care delivery; promoting the use of medical savings accounts; improving access to long-term care services and insurance coverage; administrative simplification; and addressing duplication and coordination of Medicare benefits.

Major Welfare Reforms Enacted in 1996
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 59 No. 3 (released July 1996)
by Rita L. DiSimone

Program Legislation Enacted in Early 1996
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 59 No. 2 (released April 1996)
by Rita L. DiSimone

Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 58 No. 2 (released April 1995)
by Rita L. DiSimone

Social Security Administration Created as an Independent Agency: Public Law 103-296
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 58 No. 1 (released January 1995)
by Rita L. DiSimone

Social Welfare Legislation, 1993
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 57 No. 2 (released April 1994)
by Rita L. DiSimone

Unemployment Insurance: New Emergency Benefits Extension
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 56 No. 1 (released January 1993)
by Rita L. DiSimone

Unemployment Insurance: Emergency Benefits Extended
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 55 No. 3 (released July 1992)
by Rita L. DiSimone

Summary of Major 1991 Legislation Affecting Veterans and Servicemembers
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 55 No. 3 (released July 1992)
by Rita L. DiSimone

Unemployment Insurance: Recent Legislation
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 55 No. 1 (released January 1992)
by Rita L. DiSimone