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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AQ73 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: Uniform Disclosure to Consumers: Benefit Design, Cost Sharing, & Standards for Definitions (CMS-9982-F) 
Abstract: The Affordable Care Act requires the Secretary to develop standards for use by group health plans and health insurance issuers in compiling and providing a summary of benefits and coverage explanation that accurately describes benefits and coverage. The Secretary must also set standards for the definitions of terms used in health insurance coverage, including specific terms set out in the statute. Plans and issuers must provide information according to these standards no later than 24 months after enactment. This rule implements the information disclosure provisions in section 2715 of the Public Health Service Act, as added by the Affordable Care Act. 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 45 CFR 153, Insurance Rules (sec 2715)     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: PL 111-148, title I, subtitle A, sec 1001 (Public Health Service Act, sec 2715)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    03/23/2011 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/22/2011  76 FR 52442   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/21/2011    
Final Action  01/00/2012    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jacob Ackerman
Program Analyst
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:301 492-4262

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