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It’s Time for Spring Cleaning: Agencies Provide Needed Cleanup on COBRA, CHIP, Health FSA Rollovers, and Group Market Reforms

It’s Time for Spring Cleaning: Agencies Provide Needed Cleanup on COBRA, CHIP, Health FSA Rollovers, and Group Market Reforms


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The Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (the Agencies) have completed some Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act) “housekeeping” as follows:

  • Updated model notices under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) to better coordinate with the availability of coverage under the Health Insurance Marketplace (the government Exchange);
  • Clarified special enrollment periods to enroll in an Exchange, including a special enrollment into the federally-facilitated Exchange for existing COBRA eligibles/enrollees until July 1, 2014; and
  • Issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) that address cost-sharing limits, preventive services, health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs), and summaries of benefits and coverage (SBCs).

This Aon Hewitt bulletin provides an overview of the latest releases.

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