Late on Friday, September 3rd, OCIIO posted the annual waiver process for mini-med plans. Interested plan sponsors must send their applications to OCIIO and they will be processed in 30 days. If approved, the waiver will only apply for the next plan year, meaning that annual re-applications will be necessary. The guidance can be found at the following link:

http://www.hhs.gov/ociio/regulations/patient/ociio_2010-1_20100903_508.pdf