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Affordable Care Act

Summary of Benefits and Coverage

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05/07/2014

New FAQs Address Effect of Affordable Care Act on COBRA and Other Matters

In a wide-ranging set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and other guidance, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services have addressed a number of issues pertaining to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They include issues pertaining to COBRA and the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA), annual cost-sharing limits, preventive care, … Continue Reading »
04/25/2013

More Guidance Issued on Summaries of Benefits and Coverage

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a set of frequently asked questions, together with a new template, for the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) that applies to group health plans and individual health insurance. The new rules and form modify the guidance that was in effect for the first SBCs that employers needed to … Continue Reading »
05/16/2012

New Guidance on Summaries of Benefits and Coverage

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued additional guidance on the summaries of benefits and coverage (SBCs) that the Affordable Care Act will require many health plan sponsors to distribute as early as this fall. The guidance primarily takes the form of a new set of FAQs (frequently asked questions and answers) that supplements … Continue Reading »
03/21/2012

Added Guidance on Summaries of Benefits and Coverage

The three agencies responsible for issuing guidance on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—the U.S. Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services—have issued a new set of FAQs (frequently asked questions and answers) on the requirement to furnish summaries of benefits and coverage (SBCs) regarding group health plan coverage. The FAQs address a few … Continue Reading »
02/14/2012

Final Regulations Address Summary of Benefits and Coverage

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires group health plans and health insurers to prepare and distribute a brief, uniform summary of benefits and coverage (SBC) that aims to provide individuals with a better understanding of the health coverage offered under an arrangement and a basis of comparison with other health plans and policies. The three … Continue Reading »
01/19/2012

Health and Welfare Benefits in 2012

Although the pace of new legislation affecting health and other welfare benefits has slowed after the first two years of the Obama Administration, plan sponsors will find no shortage of developments to monitor and implement in 2012. This alert provides a very brief review of recent developments and matters to watch in the new calendar … Continue Reading »
11/21/2011

Delay in Application of New Summary of Benefits and Coverage Requirements and New Guidance on Mental Health/Substance Abuse Parity Requirements

The trio of federal agencies charged with interpreting and enforcing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) have addressed some of the most significant questions arising from these laws. In a set of Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, the U.S. Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and … Continue Reading »
08/19/2011

Guidance Provided on Summary of Benefits and Coverage

Continuing with the recent proliferation of guidance on health care reform, the U.S. Departments of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services have released proposed regulations and requested comments regarding the implementation of a new, simplified benefit summary requirement created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the 2010 health care reform legislation). … Continue Reading »
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