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Firms Dropping Birth Control Coverage Must Inform Employees

Closely held companies that decide to drop insurance coverage of birth control for religious reasons have 60 days to tell their employees after they end the benefits, the Obama administration said. The Supreme Court ruled last month that the U.S. …

Catholic Broadcaster Wins Birth Control Benefit Reprieve After Hobby Lobby Ruling

Citing a U.S. Supreme Court opinion issued Monday, a federal appeals court temporarily barred the federal government from forcing an Alabama-based Catholic broadcasting network to comply with a law requiring them to cover contraceptives for women. A federal judge last …

Supreme Court to Weigh Religious Exemption from Birth Control Mandate Next Week

Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.’s 600 U.S. craft shops close each Sunday, posting a notice that employees are spending the day with their families and at worship. It’s a visible sign that the company is as focused on honoring God as …

Court Denies Notre Dame’s Bid for Exemption from Contraception Rule

The University of Notre Dame lost a renewed bid for a court order relieving it of having to tell its health insurance plan administrator that it didn’t want to provide coverage that includes contraception under President Barack Obama’s affordable care …

U.S. Court Rejects Firm’s Challenge to Obamacare Contraception Mandate

A divided federal appeals court on Friday rejected a Pennsylvania cabinet maker’s religion-based challenge to the 2010 healthcare law’s requirement that larger companies provide workers with health insurance covering birth control. The decision created a split among federal appeals courts, …

Hobby Lobby Wins Stay Against Birth Control Mandate

A federal judge on Friday granted a preliminary injunction exempting the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. from a portion of the 2010 healthcare law requiring many companies to provide employees with insurance coverage for birth control. The …

Employer Contraception Mandate Headed to Court for Ban Ruling

The U.S. law requiring employers to provide health insurance coverage for birth control is set to come before an appeals court in cases brought by two businesses whose owners say they operate according to Catholic doctrine. The businesses, a construction …