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October 13, 2010  -  Cypress Benefit Administrators
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optoutHHS Releases Guidance on Opt-Out Rules for State and Local Government Plans

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released guidance on the amendments to the HIPAA opt-out provision made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The PPACA made a number of changes to the HIPAA opt-out rules for self-funded, nonfederal governmental plans. After a transition period, these plans will no longer be able to opt-out of certain provisions of HIPAA, such as special enrollment and limitations on preexisting condition exclusion periods. Read details about these changes  
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