United Benefit Advisors Insight and Analysis Blog

DOL Issues 31st FAQ on ACA Implementation

Posted by: Danielle Capilla    May 17, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued its 31st FAQ on the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), dedicated to coverage of preventive services, rescissions of coverage, out-of-network emergency services, clinical trial coverage, cost-sharing limitations, the Mental Health Parity Act, and the Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act. Some highlights are provided below.

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Topics: ACA, PPACA, preventive services, Danielle Capilla, Affordable Care Act, rescissions of coverage, out-of-network services, cost-sharing limitations

Preventive Services Final Rules

Posted by: Danielle Capilla    Aug 6, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Federal agencies released final regulations on the preventive services mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that requires non-grandfathered group health plans to provide coverage without cost-sharing for specific preventive services, which for women include contraceptive services.

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Topics: ACA, PPACA Affordable Care Act, contraception coverage, religious opposition to contraception, Cost-Sharing, group health insurance, preventive services, Danielle Capilla

Preventive Service Requirement FAQ

Posted by: Danielle Capilla    Jun 4, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Preventive CareOn May 11, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) along with other federal agencies issued an FAQ regarding the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that focused on coverage of preventive services. Non-grandfathered group health plans and health insurance offered in the individual or group markets must provide certain listed benefits with no cost-sharing to the beneficiary. The FAQ provided information on some commonly confusing or ambiguous requirements.

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Topics: PPACA Affordable Care Act, contraception, Department of Labor, anesthesia, preventive services, well-woman care, colonoscopy, Danielle Capilla, BRCA testing, preventive screening