Departments Issue Proposed Rule on Summary of Benefits and Uniform Glossary

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The U.S. Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services have issued proposed rules addressing the form and content of the summary of benefits and uniform glossary requirements of Section 2715 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The proposed regulations invite comment on the form and content of the summary of benefits and uniform glossary. PPACA requires compliance with the proposed regulations and provision of the summary of benefits and uniform glossary beginning March 23, 2012.

On August 17, 2011, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury (Departments) issued proposed regulations for implementation of the summary of benefits and the uniform glossary requirements under Section 2715 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). This section of the PPACA creates disclosure requirements to help plans and individuals better understand their current health coverage, as well as other coverage options that may be available.

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