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Health Care Bulletin: Proposed Rule on Health Care Transparency to Affect Some Employer Plans

On Nov. 15, 2019, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury (Departments) issued a proposed rule regarding transparency in coverage that would impose new transparency requirements on group health plans and health insurers in the individual and group markets. Specifically, the proposed rule would require plans and issuers to disclose:

  • Cost-sharing estimates to participants, beneficiaries and enrollees upon request; and
  • In-network provider-negotiated rates and historical out-of-network allowed amounts on their website.

The proposals would only apply to non-grandfathered coverage, and would also apply to self-insured group health plan sponsors.

Read the Health Care Bulletin

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