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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez


RIN: 1210-AB45

Publication ID: Fall 2010

Title: Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers Relating to Internal and External Appeals Processes Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Abstract: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the Affordable Care Act) amended title I of ERISA, by adding a new section 715 which encompasses various health reform provisions of the Public Health Service Act. These regulations provide guidance on the rules relating to internal and external appeals processes under the Affordable Care Act. As mentioned in previous requests, RIN 1210-AB41 was split into additional RINs due to the breadth of issues covered and this is the fifth request in a series relating to the Affordable Care Act.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)

Priority: Other Significant

RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda

Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions

Major: Undetermined

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None




FR Cite

Interim Final Rule


75 FR 52597

Interim Final Rule Effective



Final Rule

To Be Determined


Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism: Undetermined

Included in the Regulatory Plan: No

RIN Data Printed in the FR: No

Related Agencies: Joint: HHS/OCIIO, TREAS/IRS;

Agency Contact:
Amy J. Turner
Senior Advisor
Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
Room N5677, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room N-5653,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-8335
Fax:202 219-1942