The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced an extension to the existing transition policy for “grandmothered plans,” meaning those health plans that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These grandmothered plans in the individual and small business market that were originally renewed under the transition relief policy announced in 2013, may now be eligible for this most recent extension if the plan’s policy year begins on or before October 1, 2020. This recent extension also includes notice that all grandmothered plans must come into compliance with relevant requirements by January 1, 2021. This “ACA Compliance Bulletin” provides a good explanation of the background and effect of this extension, along with an explanation of the state’s influence on the update.
Contact your Cowden representative for more information on this or other compliance issues.