Interim Final Rules for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Coverage Relating to Status as a Grandfathered Health Plan Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Docket ID: EBSA-2010-0014
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)
Parent Agency: Department of Labor (DOL)
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the Affordable Care Act) amended title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), by adding a new section 715 which encompasses various health reform provisions of the Public Health Service Act. These regulations provide guidance on the rules for maintaining grandfathered health plan status under section 1251 of the Affordable Care Act. As mentioned in the previous request, RIN 1210-AB41 was split into additional RINs due to the breadth of issues covered. This item is subject to joint interpretive jurisdiction with the Departments of HHS and the Treasury. The item is being removed from the agenda because no further action is expected in the near term, and removal from listing on the agenda is consistent with its status on the agendas of the other Departments.
RIN: 1210-AB42
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 2590.715-1251
Priority: Economically Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2013
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: Yes
Legal Authorities: 29 USC 1027, 1059, 1135, 1161-1168, 1169, 1181-1183, 1181 note, 1185, 1185a, 1185b, 1191, 1191a, 1191b, and 1191c; sec 101(g), PL 104-191, 110 Stat 1936; sec 401(b), PL 105-200, 112 Stat 645 (42 USC 651 note); sec 512(d), PL 110-343, 122 Stat 3881; sec 1001, 1201, and 1562(e), PL 111-148, 124 Stat 119, as amended by PL 111-152, 124 Stat 1029; Secretary of Labor's Order 6-2009, 74 FR 21524 (May 7, 2009)
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
Interim Final Rule06/17/201075 FR 34538
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End08/16/2010
Interim Final Rule Effective -- Amendment11/15/2010
Interim Final Rule--Amendment11/17/201075 FR 70114
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End - Amendment12/17/2010
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Organization: OHPSCA
Type: Rulemaking
Program: NA

Primary Documents

View All  (2)
Comment Period Closed
Dec 17, 2010 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 11/17/2010
ID: EBSA-2010-0014-1201
Comment Period Closed
Aug 16, 2010 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 06/17/2010
ID: EBSA-2010-0014-0001

Supporting Documents

No documents available.


View All  (1,199)

Comments Received*
Regulatory Timeline
Pre Rule
Current Stage
Proposed Rule
Current Stage
Final Rule
Current Stage
Current Stage
Agency Contact
Amy J. Turner
Senior Advisor
202 693-8335
202 219-1942 (Fax)
200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room N-5653, Washington, DC 20210
Washington, DC 20210
*This count refers to the total comment/submissions received on this docket, as of 11:59 PM yesterday. Note: Agencies review all submissions, however some agencies may choose to redact, or withhold, certain submissions (or portions thereof) such as those containing private or proprietary information, inappropriate language, or duplicate/near duplicate examples of a mass-mail campaign. This can result in discrepancies between this count and those displayed when conducting searches on the Public Submission document type. For specific information about an agency’s public submission policy, refer to its website or the Federal Register document.