HHS Eases Restrictions On Grandfathered Plans

Law360, New York (November 16, 2010, 12:55 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has modified portions of the recently enacted health care law to allow employers to switch insurers without losing their protected grandfathered status, provided the new plan doesn't bring significant cost increases or benefit reductions.

HHS, along with the U.S. Departments of Treasury and Labor, on Monday released amendments to their grandfathering regulation, which implements portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed into law by President Barack Obama in March.

The rule changes are designed to...
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