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DOL/EBSA RIN: 1210-AB84 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: Moral Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act 

This document contains interim final regulations that will expand the exemption from requirements to provide coverage for contraceptive items and service for entities that object to providing such coverage.  The exemption is expanded by means of two rulemaking documents, one for those who object to providing contraceptive coverage based on religious beliefs, and one for entities that object based on moral convictions.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 2590.715-2713    29 CFR 2590.715-2713A   
Legal Authority: 29 U.S.C. 1002(16), 1027, 1059, 1135, 1161 to 1169    29 U.S.C. 1181 to 1183, 1181 (note)    29 U.S.C. 1185, 1185a, 1185b, 1185d, 1191, 1191a, 1191b and 1191c    sec. 101(g), Pub. L. 104-191, 110 Stat. 1936    sec. 401(b), Pub. L. 105-200, 112 Stat. 645 (42 U.S.C. 651 note)    sec. 512(d), Pub. L. 110-343, 122 Stat. 3881    sec. 1001, 1201 and 1562(e), Pub. L. 111–148, 124 Stat. 119, as amended by Pub. L. 111-152, 124 Stat. 1029    Secretary of Labor’s Order 1-2011, 77 FR 1088 (Jan. 9, 2012)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  10/13/2017  82 FR 47838   
Interim Final Rule Effective  10/06/2017 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  12/05/2017 
Final Rule  10/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1210-AB83  Related Agencies: Joint: TREAS/IRS, HHS; 
Agency Contact:
Amy J. Turner
Director, Office of Health Plan Standards and Compliance Assistance
Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
Room N5677, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room N-5653,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-8335
Fax:202 219-1942