Final HIPAA Nondiscrimination Regulations Issued

Law360, New York (February 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- At the end of 2006, the Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services issued the joint final regulations on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act nondiscrimination rules, which modify and clarify the previously published interim and proposed rules and apply for plan years beginning on or after July 1, 2007.

The HIPAA nondiscrimination rules generally prohibit group health plans from discriminating against participants or beneficiaries on the basis of health factors.

This means that group health plans generally may not condition individuals’ eligibility...
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