Federal Regulations

Proposed Rule: Establishment of Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO–OP) Program

Published in the July 20, 2011 Federal Register, proposed HHS rule to implement the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO–OP) program. Comment Period: Comments must be submitted by September 16, 2011.

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Federal Agency Guidance

Guidance on Complying with the Prohibition on Using Early Retiree Reinsurance Program Reimbursements as General Revenue

July 20, 2011 announcement from the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program Center providing plan sponsors guidance in applying the maintenance of contribution requirement, while also helping to ensure that plan sponsors do not violate the prohibition against using ERRP reimbursement as general revenue.