On April 23, 2013, the DOL released a new model Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) that plans should use when drafting updated SBCs that include new required information. These updated SBCs should be sent to plan participants with open enrollment materials in anticipation of open enrollment. Plan sponsors are required to provide an SBC annually. For plans with open enrollment, the SBC must be provided with open enrollment materials. For plans that do not have open enrollment, the SBC must be provided at least30 days prior to the beginning of the plan year.