The Departments of Health and Human Services, the Treasury and Labor (DOL) posted on the DOL website answers to new questions about the Patient Protection and Affordability Act and earlier healthcare legislation. Previously issued answers are also available on the website. The new guidance addresses the design of preventive health care benefits; automatic enrollment in group health plans; notices to participants about material modifications in individual or group plans; coverage of dependent children up to age 26; pre-existing condition exclusions for children in the individual health insurance market; and grandfathered health plans. The agencies anticipate issuing further guidance in response to stakeholder questions.
28 Dec '10