Agencies Release New Accommodations from Contraceptive Mandate for Nonprofit Organizations and for Closely-Held, For-Profit Corporations
Agencies Release New Accommodations from Contraceptive Mandate for Nonprofit Organizations and for Closely-Held, For-Profit Corporations On August 22, 2014, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury (the “Agencies”) released an interim final regulation amending prior guidance on accommodations for nonprofit eligible organizations with religious objections to compliance with the requirement that non- grandfathered health plans provide coverage for contraceptive services under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) (often called “the contraceptive mandate”). In addition, the Agencies released a proposed regulation seeking comments on a means for for-profit, closely-held corporations with religious objections to providing coverage for some or all contraceptive services to obtain an accommodation in a manner similar to the accommodation currently available for nonprofit eligible organizations with religious objections. A fact sheet on the rules and a notice of the revision of EBSA Form 700 (which can be used to obtain the accommodation) were also released.The Alternate Accommodation under the Interim Final Regulation……………To Read More:
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