Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Alert: Massachusetts Health Care Reform Breaking News: HIRD Form and Free Rider Surcharge Rules Withdrawn


In an unexpected move, the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy (DHCFP) of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services recently issued a bulletin withdrawing two regulations implementing key features the Massachusetts health care reform act. The withdrawn measures include the Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (HIRD) form requirement and Employer Surcharge for State Funded Health Costs (aka the "free rider surcharge"). The DHCFP said that it will hold new hearings and reissue these regulations in advance of the July 1 effective date.

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