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Departments Issue 35th FAQ

On December 20, 2016, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury (collectively, the Departments) issued the 35th set of FAQs addressing implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act).

Briefly, the FAQ:

  • Clarifies that an otherwise eligible employee may have special enrollment rights when an individual policy purchased by the employee (or dependent) is cancelled by the carrier.

  • Requires non-grandfathered health plans to comply with updated Women’s Preventive Services Guidelines effective for plan years that begin on or after
    January 1, 2018.

  • Offers additional clarification on “Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements” (QSEHRA) pursuant to the Cures Act.

    To read more about 35th FAQ, download the full article below.
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Arthur Grutt