Guidance Issued on Grandfathered Health Plan Status

The DOL has released a frequently asked questions (FAQs) document in which the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury offer additional guidance as to the implementation of the Act. The FAQs verify the events that jeopardize grandfathered status and clarify the grandfathered-status implications for certain plan modifications related to cost-sharing features, benefit options, coverage tiers and wellness programs. In addition, the FAQs provide limited guidance on general implementation issues related to preventive health services, policy rescission, dental and vision benefits, policy years and effective dates and compliance exemptions for retiree health plans.  Click here for the DOL FAQ 

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