Health Insurers Take Aim At ACA's 90-Day Waiting Period

Law360, New York (May 21, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT) -- Health insurers on Monday bashed key provisions of a proposed Affordable Care Act rule requiring large companies to provide medical benefits within 90 days of a worker’s hiring, telling regulators that they’ll be forced to police employer compliance and that restrictions on when coverage becomes effective pose huge burdens.

The written criticisms, submitted on Monday’s deadline for commenting, included particularly strong words from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, which argued that the proposed rule contains inadequate protections to prevent insurance companies from being penalized...
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