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Employee Benefit Compliance Chart: Notice and Disclosure Rules 
by The Drury Group (September 8, 2020)

This Compliance Overview summarizes a number of the notice and disclosure requirements that apply to group health plans and employers under federal laws. For example, this overview describes notice and disclosure requirements under:

  • The Affordable Care Act (ACA)

  • COBRA

  • ERISA

  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

  • HIPAA

  • Medicare Part D

  • Other federal laws, such as the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA)

Required Notices

  • Group health plan sponsors must comply with numerous reporting and disclosure requirements.

  • Each notice or disclosure has its own timing requirements.

  • Although some notice and disclosure requirements apply to all employers, others only apply to certain employers.

  • Model forms are available for many required disclosures.

Examples

  • Some of the main notice and disclosure requirements for group health plans are:

  • The summary plan description (SPD)

  • COBRA notices

  • ACA employee statements

  • Medicare Part D notices of creditable coverage

  • Form 5500

 

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