With 2015 just around the corner, certain mandates under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended (“ACA”) are about to become effective. Health plans also have several existing enrollment and annual notice requirements. Below is a checklist of upcoming ACA mandates that employers must implement in preparation for or in 2015 and a summary of existing enrollment and annual notice requirements.
For a refresher on the ACA mandates which became effective this year, please see our 2014 group health plan checklist here.
I. ACA Requirements That Apply to All Group Health Plans (Whether Grandfathered or Not)
On or beginning with the dates specified below, a group health plan must comply with the following requirements, regardless of its status as a “grandfathered health plan”:
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