Health Care Reform And 'Grandfathered Plans'

Law360, New York (April 12, 2010, 12:37 PM EDT) -- Understanding and interpreting the new sweeping health care reform changes is now a top priority for all employers.

This article focuses on the “grandfathering” provisions enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590), or the “Reform Act,” as amended by the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4872).

The grandfathering relief allows certain plans in effect on the date of enactment to avoid the application of many of the new rules. Nevertheless, there are some health care...
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