• Agencies Issue Guidance on Health Reform Provisions
  • July 30, 2010 | Authors: Ian A. Herbert; Magan P. Ray; Nancy E. Taylor
  • Law Firms: Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Washington Office ; Greenberg Traurig, LLP - East Palo Alto Office ; Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Washington Office
  • The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury recently released another package of guidance on important provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Following the issuance of rules governing the extension of coverage to adult children and the maintenance or loss of “grandfathered plan” status, the agencies published interim final regulations on several of the provisions of PPACA raising significant questions for employers maintaining group health plans and health insurance issuers. Specifically, the recent guidance covers preexisting condition exclusions, annual and lifetime limits on benefits, rescissions, and certain patient protection provisions.