On November 20, 2012, the HHS published a proposed rule outlining health insurance issuer standards related to the coverage of essential health benefits (EHB) and the determination of actuarial value (AV).
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced proposed regulations that would establish a unique health plan identifier (HPID) program for health plans.
As a condition of receiving a waiver from the annual limits requirements under section 2711 of the Public Health Services Act, a group health plan or health insurance issuer must provide a notice informing current and eligible participants and subscribers that the plan or policy does not meet the minimum annual limits for essential benefits and has received a waiver of the requirement.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released proposed regulations, along with fact sheets and summaries, that set basic standards and provide information to assist states in setting up health insurance exchanges under PPACA
The recently passed Continuing Appropriations Act (the bill that funds the government through the end of fiscal year 2011) repealed the Free Choice Voucher provisions of PPACA that were to have started January 1, 2014.
Previously, HHS issued guidance on the process a group health plan or health insurance issuer must follow to apply for a waiver for a limited benefit plan or "mini-med" plan of the restrictions on the imposition of annual limits on the dollar value of essential health benefits.
HHS, the Department of Labor (DOL) and the IRS (the Departments) released additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) addressing questions regarding the implementation of the market reform provisions of the PPACA, the implementation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) and nondiscrimination based on a health factor and wellness program.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the DOL, and the Department of the Treasury (the Departments) continue to release additional guidance regarding the implementation of the market reform provisions of PPACA in the form of new questions and answers.
On November 9, 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published final regulations under Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA).
In March, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA), together referred to as the Act.