Extension of Transition Period for Temporary NAIC

The DOL has updated its website to reflect an extension of the transition period for the temporary NAIC-similar state external review process under the Affordable Care Act.

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The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (the Departments) have been issuing regulations in several phases to implement the revised Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), 42 U.S.C. 300gg et seq., sections 2701 through 2719A and related provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148 (March 23, 2010) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, Public Law 111-152 (March 30, 2010) (known collectively as the Affordable Care Act).(1) Section 2719 of the PHS Act sets forth standards for group health plans and health insurance issuers in the group and individual markets that are not grandfathered health plans regarding internal claims and appeals and external review. The Departments published interim final regulations implementing PHS Act section 2719 on July 23, 2010, at 75 FR 43330 (the July 2010 regulations), and an amendment to the interim final regulations on June 24, 2011, at 76 FR 37208 (the June 2011 amendment).(2)

Link http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/newsroom/tr13-01.html

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