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Regulations

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)

FINAL IRS Regulations regarding Continuation Coverage Requirements Applicable to Group Health Plans - COBRA
For explanation or clarification of the Final IRS Regulations regarding COBRA, contact the EBSA regional office near you, or go to the Federal Register Web Site and search for the regulations using the following citations: 64 Fed. Reg. 5160 (Feb. 3, 1999) (final); 66 Fed. Reg. 1843 (Jan. 10, 2001)

PROPOSED IRS Regulations regarding Continuation Coverage Requirements Applicable to Group Health Plans- COBRA
For explanation or clarification of the Proposed IRS Regulations regarding COBRA, contact the EBSA regional office near you, or go to the Federal Register Web Site and search for the regulation using the following citation: 66 Fed. Reg. 1843 (Jan. 10, 2001) (proposed)

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Rules and Regulations for Health Insurance Portability and Renewability for Group Health Plans

Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act
Regulations have not yet been proposed.

Newborns’ and Mothers’ Health Protection Act
Interim rules for the Newborns’ and Mothers’ Health Protection Act were published October 27, 1998.

Mental Health Parity Act
Interim rules for the Mental Health Parity Act were published December 22, 1997. The interim rules also contain Model Forms that may be used by employers.