Summary of Benefits and Coverage and the Uniform Glossary

Docket ID: EBSA-2011-0023
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)
Parent Agency: Department of Labor (DOL)
This document contains proposed regulations regarding disclosure of the summary of benefits and coverage and the uniform glossary for group health plans and health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This document implements the disclosure requirements to help plans and individuals better understand their health coverage, as well as other coverage options. The templates and instructions to be used in making these disclosures are being issued separately in today's Federal Register.
RIN: 1210-AB52
Impacts and Effects: Energy
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 2590.715-2715
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Fall 2012
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: PHS Act section 2715 (incorporated into ERISA section 715); ERISA section 734
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Local, State
Federalism Implications: Yes
Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: Undetermined
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM08/22/201176 FR 52442
NPRM Comment Period End10/21/2011
Notice02/14/201277 FR 8706
Final Rule02/14/201277 FR 8668
Final Action Effective04/16/2012
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Organization: OHPSCA
Type: Rulemaking
Program: NA

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Mar 23, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 02/14/2012
ID: EBSA-2011-0023-0003
Comment Period Closed
Oct 21, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/29/2011
ID: EBSA-2011-0023-0001
Comment Period Closed
Oct 21, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/29/2011
ID: EBSA-2011-0023-0002

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