Health Care and Life Sciences > Health Reform Resource Center > HHS Grants One-Year Waivers on Annual Limits
08 Oct '10

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has granted 30 waivers to companies, unions and other groups that asked for a one-year extension in implementing a key health plan reform provision that phases out annual limits on health insurance coverage.  HHS offered the waivers under a provision of the Affordable Care Act designed to prevent organizations from eliminating their insurance programs and to ensure that people would retain access to health care services during the transition period to full implementation of the Act in 2014.  The waivers are in effect for one year; organizations that wish to extend the waiver will need to reapply before any additional extensions are granted.

List of Approved Applications for Waivers

HHS Memo on Process for Obtaining Waivers