Plan Sponsor has a weekly feature to help plan sponsors understand what they need to do to prepare for the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Groom principals, Christy Tinnes and Brigen Winters, serve as the health care reform experts and field weekly questions regarding the new law. The weekly questions are compiled and published each month in the “Second Opinon” column in Plan Sponsor Magazine.
Last month we included a checklist of what PPACA plan notices must be provided in 2011. In December, we discuss what plan amendments plans must consider. Each of these possible plan amendments can be very complicated and fact-specific, so you likely will need to review the details of each rule as they apply to your particular plan.