Benefits Bulletin is a quarterly newsletter that covers hot benefit topics in depth. This issue includes information on 2020 benefit plan limits and upcoming group health plan compliance deadlines, as well as the Department of Health and Human Service's final rule to rescind the health plan identifier and requirements for its use under HIPAA, and the proposed transparency rule that could affect health plans.
This month's Benefits Buzz discusses the new summary of benefits and coverage template for 2021 and the final rule on hospital price transparency.
On Nov. 15, 2019, the DOL, HHS and the Treasury Departments issued a proposed rule regarding transparency in coverage for group health plans and health insurers in the individual and group markets. The DOL has also issued three appendices, which would be required disclosures under the proposed rule and would satisfy the proposed coverage disclosure requirements. This Compliance Bulletin provides more information on this proposed rule.
On Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, the Trump administration released its final rule regarding hospital price transparency. This final rule will take effect Jan. 1, 2021. This News Brief video explains further.
On Nov. 15, 2019, the Departments issued a proposed rule regarding transparency in coverage that would impose new transparency requirements on group health plans and health insurers in the individual and group markets. Specifically, the proposed rule would require plans and issuers, including self-insured plan sponsors, to disclose certain information regarding consumer costs. This Health Care Compliance Bulletin provides an overview of the proposed rule.
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