Thursday, September 23, 2010

Six Major Health Reform Provisions Effective Today

Today, six of the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act go into effect. They are:

  • Extended coverage for young adults under their parents' plan
  • Plans must offer free preventative care services
  • Insurance companies are prohibited from rescinding coverage if a person becomes sick
  • The ability for Americans to select between two appeal processes when challenging an insurance decision
  • Elimination of lifetime caps on coverage
  • Regulation of insurers' ability to set dollar limits on coverage

To read more details about these provisions, click here:

Curious about when the other provisions of the Affordable Care Act will go into effect? Click here to see a full timeline of changes that will occur:

Sources:, EmblemHealth

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