The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) determined that it will stop accepting new Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP) applications on May 6, 2011. For plans that have yet to apply, the ERRP Center must receive the complete application on or before 5 p.m. Eastern time on May 5, 2011. Any applications received after that time will be rejected.

ERRP is a program added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) intended to provide health plans with reimbursement for a portion of the health-related costs for early retirees and their spouses and dependents.