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WAITING PERIOD: FINAL REGULATIONS CLARIFY ORIENTATION PERIOD
June 27, 2014
Federal agencies charged with implementing the maximum 90‐day limit on waiting periods for obtaining health coverage recently issued a final rule clarifying the effect of orientation periods on that limit. This rule plays a crucial role for employers strategizing about the new health care reform mandate. Intelligent application of an orientation period should help an organization optimally balance the employer mandate to offer health coverage while not imposing a waiting period exceeding 90 days...