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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Affordable Care Act), there are new provisions that apply to group health plans and health insurance issuers. This includes new protections and benefits for consumers that are beginning to take effect or that will become effective very soon.
The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury (the Departments) are working together with employers, issuers, States, and other stakeholders to help them understand and comply with the new law. The Departments also are working with employees and employers to help employees and their families understand the new law and exercise their rights.
To implement the law, guidance has been issued on an ongoing basis since May 2010. Regulatory guidance has been issued on the following:
There are additional materials available with many of these regulations to help you understand and comply with the new rules. In addition, the Departments have issued additional guidance including:
Additional guidance will be issued. For the most recent information on the Affordable Care Act, visit our website: EBSA website. If you have questions, please contact our Benefits Advisors electronically or by calling toll-free 1-866-444-3272.