ComplianceMnthlyRecap MH 5.16.22

New Guidance from CMS on Accommodation Revocation Notices under the Contraception Mandate Exemption

Posted by: Danielle Capilla    Dec 19, 2017 8:30:00 PM

flag and gavelTwo tri-agency (Internal Revenue Service, Employee Benefits Security Administration, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Interim Final Rules were released and became effective on October 6, 2017, and were published on October 13, 2017, allowing a greater number of employers to opt out of providing contraception to employees at no cost through their employer-sponsored health plan.

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Topics: contraception coverage, religious opposition to contraception, Group health plans

Preventive Services Final Rules

Posted by: Danielle Capilla    Aug 6, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Preventive Services Final RulesFederal 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

Religious Objections to Covering Contraceptives

Posted by: Linda Rowings    Sep 5, 2014 2:06:00 PM

480618415On August 22, 2014, the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and Treasury released an interim final rule and a proposed rule that provide some new accommodations to employers that have religious objections to covering contraception under their group health plans. The agencies also released a fact sheet on the rules and an alternate form that religious organizations (like religious hospitals, universities and charities) may use.

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Topics: health insurance exchanges, private insurance exchange, health marketplace, employee wellness, PPACA, retirement, small group employers, religious objections, contraception, religious opposition to contraception, benefit communication, benefit consultants, benefit management, compliance with health care reform, employee health, group health insurance, healthcare consumerism, health plan compliance, health reimbursement account, insurance solutions, medical plan, self funded health plans, Group health plans, small business, dependents, dependent insurance, family insurance benefits