PPACA Rules on Preexisting Condition Exclusions, Lifetime and Annual Limits, Rescissions of Coverage, and Patient Protections Issued


On June 22, 2010, the tri-agency task force1 charged with drafting regulations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) released interim final regulations regarding PPACA’s rules on preexisting condition exclusions, lifetime and annual limits on benefits, rescissions, and patient protections related to the selection of healthcare providers and access to emergency care. The task force also released a Fact Sheet summarizing the regulations.

The interim final regulations are scheduled for publication in the Federal Register on June 28, 2010 and are generally applicable for plan years beginning on or after September 23, 2010, with certain exceptions. This Legal Alert highlights the guidance set forth in the regulations.

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