Extension of Renewal for Non-PPACA-Compliant Plans

On March 22, 2017, Utah Insurance Department Commissioner Kiser published Bulletin 2017-1, which relates to the extension of renewal for non-PPACA-compliant plans (also known as ‘grandmothered plans’). As background, on Feb. 23, 2017, CMS issued guidance allowing extension of grandmothered plans (i.e., non-PPACA-compliant plans that have been continued since 2014), subject to state and carrier approval. The Utah bulletin signals that Utah will allow grandmothered plans to continue through the 2018 calendar year (i.e., so long as coverage does not extend past Dec. 31, 2018). Utah employers with grandmothered plans should work with carriers in connection with renewal of a grandmothered plan.Bulletin 2017-1 »