October 20, 2017

Compliance Alert: Trump Administration Releases Guidance on ACA’s Contraceptive Coverage Mandate

On October 6th 2017, The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Service (HHS), Treasury, and Labor (the “Departments”) released interim final regulations allowing employers and insurance companies to decline to cover contraceptives under their health plans based on a religious or moral objection. The new rules, which are effective immediatley, scale back Obama-era regulations under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that require non-grandfathered group health plans to cover women’s contraceptives with no cost-sharing, with limited exceptions for non-profit religious organizations or closely-held for-profit entities.

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