Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), group health plans that have received a waiver of the restricted annual limits requirements must provide a notice informing participants that the plan does not meet the restricted annual limits for essential health benefits.

For plans with an approved waiver for plan years beginning prior to February 1, 2011, the notice needed to be provided by February 7, 2011. For plans with an approved waiver for plan years beginning after February 1, 2011, the notice must be included in the summary plan description or other benefit descriptions.