09.29.2010 Health Care Reform: Tips for Open Enrollment
The first round of health care reform changes under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (“PPACA”) goes into effect January 1, 2011 for calendar year group health plans. It’s now crunch time for employers pulling together their open enrollment materials for 2011.

In addition, plans with non-calendar year plan years may be required to comply with PPACA before January 1, 2011. Specifically, the PPACA provisions are effective as of the first day of the first plan year beginning on or after September 23, 2010.

Here’s a compliance tip list to help open enrollment go smoothly for the upcoming plan year. The compliance dates in the following list are for plans with calendar year plan years.

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