“Grandfathered” Health Plan Proposed Rules Released

Today the U.S. Departments of HHS, Labor and Treasury issued interim final and proposed regulations for group health plans and health insurance coverage relating to status as a grandfathered health plan under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148). The regulations, which also call for comment, will be published in the June 17 Federal Register.

The PPACA exempts “grandfathered” plans that were in existence on March 23, when the law was enacted, from many of the new requirements of the law, which will cost more for plans to incorporate.

We will be providing soon more detailed analysis and summaries of the proposed rules, but you may be interested in this fact sheet released today by HHS.