DOL Issues FAQs on the Affordable Care Act

 
Monday, January 13, 2014
 
The Department of Labor issued an additional set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding implementation of the market reform provisions of the Affordable Care Act, as well as FAQs regarding implementation of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA), as amended by the Affordable Care Act. These FAQs were prepared jointly by the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (collectively, the Departments). Like previously issued FAQs, these FAQs answer questions from stakeholders to help people understand the law and benefit from it, as intended.

The FAQs cover the topics of coverage of preventive services, limitations on cost-sharing under the Affordable Care Act, expatriate health plans, wellness programs, fixed indemnity insurance, and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008.  The FAQs can be found at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/faqs/faq-aca18.html .
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