Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 

Health Care Reform Implementation Dates

Financial Reporting Health Care Reform Countdown:
Key Item Description Effective Date
1 No Lifetime or Annual Limits 2011
2 Prohibition on Rescissions 2011
3 Coverage of Preventative Health Services with no Cost-Sharing 2011
4 Extension of Dependent Coverage 2011
5 No Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion for Children 2011
6 Development and Utilization of Uniform Explanation of Benefits
  • Standards
  • Uniform Documents

2011
2012
7 Provisions of additional information for policyholders 2011
8 Prohibition of Discrimination Based on Salary 2011
9 Ensuring Quality Care 2012
10 Mandatory Loss Ratio Caps 2011
11 Independent Appeal Process 2011
12 Annual Review of Premium Increases 2010
13 High-Risk Pool for Individuals with Pre-existing Conditions 2011
14 Reinsurance for Early Retirees 2011
15 Information about Affordable Coverage Options 2010
16 Interim Relief-Delay Mandatory Reporting (Notice 2010-69) by a Year.
Employers must disclose value of certain health plans on W-2 form.
For 2012
As
Reported in
2013
17 Administrative Simplification
  • Operating Rules for Electronic Exchange of Health Information Developed
  • Effective

2011

2013
18 Requires annual 1099 reporting on payments made to all corporations on goods and services over $600 (Section 9006). Repealed
4/14/2011
19 Plans must provide summaries of coverage.  
20 Individual and employer mandates take effect. 2014
21 Health insurance plans have new guaranteed issue and pre-existing condition requirements. 2014
22 Exchanges are available for purchase of insurance coverage by individuals and small employers. 2014
23 Excise tax on “high-cost” health plans take effect. 2018
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