On June 23, 2014, final rules regarding the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Waiting Period and Orientation Period were announced. The ACA says that groups and health insurers offering group coverage cannot apply any waiting period longer than 90 days. The final rule clarifies the maximum length of any “reasonable and bona fide employment-based orientation period” as it relates to the waiting period limit.
This rule will go into place on January 1, 2015. Read more details in the Health Care Reform Bulletin below.