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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AS93 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Expatriate Health Plans, Expatriate Health Plan Issuers, and Qualified Expatriates; Excepted Benefits; Lifetime and Annual Limits; and Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance (CMS-9932-F)  
Abstract:

This document contains final regulations on the rules for expatriate health plans, expatriate health plan issuers, and qualified expatriates under the Expatriate Health Coverage Clarification Act of 2014 (EHCCA). This document also includes conforming amendments to certain regulations to implement the provisions of the EHCCA. Further, this document finalizes standards for travel insurance and supplemental health insurance coverage to be considered excepted benefits and revisions to the definition of short-term, limited-duration insurance for purposes of the exclusion from the definition of individual health insurance coverage. These regulations affect expatriates with health coverage under expatriate health plans and sponsors, issuers and administrators of expatriate health plans, individuals with and plan sponsors of travel insurance and supplemental health insurance coverage, and individuals with short-term, limited-duration insurance. In addition, this document amends a reference in the final regulations relating to prohibitions on lifetime and annual dollar limits and proposes to require that a notice be provided in connection with hospital indemnity and other fixed indemnity insurance in the group health insurance market for it to be considered excepted benefits.

 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 26 CFR 1    26 CFR 46    26 CFR 54    26 CFR 57    ...     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 113-235    Pub. L. 111-148   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/10/2016  81 FR 38019   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/09/2016 
Final Action  01/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1545-BN44, Related to 1210-AB75  Related Agencies: Joint: TREAS/IRS, DOL/EBSA; 
Agency Contact:
Jacob Ackerman
Health Insurance Specialist
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, MS: 733H.02, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:301 492-4179
Email: jacob.ackerman@cms.hhs.gov