Man looking concerned

Breaking news and expert analysis on legal and compliance issues

[Back To Home][Back To Archives]

From Health Reform WK-EDGE, March 4, 2019

Comments requested on grandfathered group health plans and insurance coverage

By WK Editorial Staff

The Departments of the Treasury, Labor, and HHS, have requested comments on grandfathered group health plans and grandfathered group health insurance coverage.

A request for information aims to contribute to the Departments of the Treasury, Labor, and HHS’ understanding of the issues related to grandfathered health plans, and to estimate the impact of any potential changes to the rules for retention of grandfathered status for group health plans and group health insurance coverage generally (Notice, 84 FR 5969, February 25, 2019).

The request for information also focuses on the following specific areas:

  • maintaining (or relinquishing) grandfathered status, and
  • general information about grandfathered group health plans and group health insurance coverage.

The Departments seek information on the challenges that group health plan sponsors and insurance issuers face regarding retaining grandfathered status. They also want to know the primary reasons plans choose to maintain the status. In addition, they ask what the characteristics (for example, plan size, geographic areas, or industries) are of plans and issuers that have chosen to retain grandfathered status.

Written comments should be submitted on or before March 27, 2019.

MainStory: TopStory Notices AgencyNews GroupMarketReformNews HealthInsuranceExchangeNews

Back to Top

Health Reform / WK-EDGE

Introducing Wolters Kluwer WK-EDGE — created by attorneys, for attorneys — providing timely coverage of breaking news, court decisions, legislation, and regulatory activity.

A complete weekly report of the news that affects your world

  • View full summaries of federal and state court decisions.
  • Access full text of legislative and regulatory developments.
  • Customize your weekly email by topic and/or jurisdiction.
  • Search archives for stories of interest.

Not just news — the right news

  • Get expert analysis written by subject matter specialists—created by attorneys for attorneys.
  • Track law firms and organizations in the headlines with our new “Who’s in the News” feature.
  • Promote your firm with our new reprint policy.

24/7 access for a 24/7 world

  • Forward information with special copyright permissions, encouraging collaboration between counsel and colleagues.
  • Save time with mobile apps for your BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, Android, or Kindle.
  • Access all links from any mobile device without being prompted for user name and password.