ERIC Urges Departments to Maintain Flexibility for Expat Plans and Supplemental Benefits

ERIC submitted comments to the Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Internal Revenue Service on proposed rules governing health plans for expatriates, as well certain supplemental health benefit plans. The proposed rule seeks to finalize rules under the Affordable Care Act and subsequent legislation that made further changes these products.

Specifically, ERIC’s comments urged the federal government to:

  •  Ensure flexibility so that employers can continue offering coverage to expats;
  • Continue allowing flexibility for disease-specific and hospital indemnity plans;
  • Take a balanced approach to regulating short-term, limited duration plans; and
  • Delay the effective date of the rule so that employers and plans have time to comply.

You can read ERIC’s comments in their entirety here.