The waivers under the extension will now last through the end of 2013 if plan sponsors comply with certain requirements such as submitting information about their plans and ensuring that participants understand the limits of the coverage. Prior to this guidance, waivers lasted only one year. No annual dollar limits on essential health benefits are permitted beginning in January 1, 2014.
The application materials are available online at: CCIIO: The Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight.
This is a summary of the guidance. A more detailed explanation can be found on the Towers Watson website.
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