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Agencies Release 12th Set of FAQs on Health Care Reform Transition Rule

Agencies Release 12th Set of FAQs on Health Care Reform Transition Rule


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Frequently asked questions (FAQs) issued on February 20, 2013 by the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and Treasury (the agencies) provide employers with a transition rule in 2014 for complying with a provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act) that imposes annual limits on out-of-pocket (OOP) maximums for all non-grandfathered self-insured and large group health plans.

The final rule, issued by HHS on February 25, 2013, stated that the annual limits for high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) on OOP maximums apply to self-insured and large group health plans. The annual OOP maximum may not exceed the limits for HDHPs as issued annually by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) (currently $6,250 single/$12,500 family in 2013).

The FAQs also provide additional guidance on complying with the Affordable Care Act provision requiring all non-grandfathered group health plans and health insurance issuers to provide certain preventive services with no cost sharing.

The Aon Hewitt bulletin below summarizes the information in the 12th set of FAQs.

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