More Work for the Self-Insured

Companies that insure their own employees struggle to keep up as health reform rules take shape.

Two years after the U.S. enacted healthcare reform, the government continues to issue new regulations piecemeal. Complying with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been especially arduous for self-insured companies that provide their own coverage to employees rather than paying a premium to an insurance provider.

Self-insured companies got more work last month when the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury issued a final rule on summaries of benefits and coverage that all companies must provide to new enrollees and special enrollees on the first day of the plan year beginning after Sept. 23.

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