On August 22, 2011, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury issued a proposed rule under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA” or the “Act”) that mandates group health plans and health insurance issuers to provide participants with a uniform summary of benefits and coverage (“Summary”). The effective date for the proposed rule is presently March 23, 2012. On November 17, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services posted a statement on its website advising that the proposed rule may be delayed.
Bernard T. King and Daniel R. Brice Author and Present Global Paper on Health Care Reform | Employee Benefits
It is easy to become bogged down in the minutia of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA” or “Act”). “Health Care Reform—Historical Overview” drafted by Bernard T. King, Esq. and Daniel R. Brice, Esq., and recently presented by Mr. King in Washington D.C., provides a big picture look at Health Care Reform.