Summary of Benefits and Coverage and the Uniform Glossary
This document contains proposed regulations regarding disclosure of the summary of benefits and coverage and the uniform glossary for group health plans and health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This document implements the disclosure requirements to help plans and individuals better understand their health coverage, as well as other coverage options. The templates and instructions to be used in making these disclosures are being issued separately in today's Federal Register.
Summary of Benefits and Coverage and Uniform Glossary-Templates, Instructions, and Related Materials Under the Public Health Service Act
The Departments of the Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury (the Departments) are simultaneously publishing in the Federal Register this document and proposed regulations (2011 proposed regulations) under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to implement the disclosure for group health plans and health insurance issuers of the summary of benefits and coverage (SBC) and the uniform glossary. This document proposes a template for an SBC; instructions, sample language, and a guide for coverage examples calculations to be used in completing the template; and a uniform glossary that would satisfy the disclosure requirements under section 2715 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act. Comments are invited on these materials.
Interest and Penalty Suspension Provisions Under Section 6404(g) of the Internal Revenue Code
This document contains final regulations regarding the suspension of interest, penalties, additions to tax, or additional amounts under section 6404(g) of the Internal Revenue Code. The final regulations explain the general rules for suspension and exceptions to those general rules, and incorporate a special rule from Notice 2007- 93, 2007-48 IRB 1072, regarding the effective date of the changes to section 6404(g) made by the Small Business and Work Opportunity Tax Act of 2007. The final regulations affect taxpayers who file timely individual income tax returns and who fail to receive notification from the IRS of additional tax liability within the time period prescribed by section 6404(g).