DOL Issues Another FAQ on ACA Implementation

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued its 31st FAQ on the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), dedicated to coverage of preventive services, rescissions of coverage, out-of-network emergency services, clinical trial coverage, cost-sharing limitations, the Mental Health Parity Act, and the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act. Preventive Services […]

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DOL Issues FAQ on Mental Health Parity and ACA Market Reform Provisions

In October 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) provided an informational FAQ relating to the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) market reform provisions. Non-grandfathered group health plans and individual or group market health insurance must cover a variety of preventive services without any cost-sharing […]

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Preventive Services Final Rules

Federal agencies released final regulations on the preventive services mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that requires non-grandfathered group health plans to provide coverage without cost-sharing for specific preventive services, which for women include contraceptive services. After pushback from religious employers, interim final regulations, objections from certain employers with religious objections […]

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Compliance Recap // May 2015

After a few quiet months, regulatory agencies have picked up steam, leaving employers with a significant amount of new information to digest and work through. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was busy updating FAQs relating to reporting under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and setting the 2016 high deductible health plan (HDHP) […]

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Preventive Service Requirement FAQ

On May 11, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) along with other federal agencies issued an FAQ regarding the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that focused on coverage of preventive services. Non-grandfathered group health plans and health insurance offered in the individual or group markets must provide certain listed benefits […]

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