Regardless of possible outcomes in Washington, employers still need to look at current operating strategies to make sure they’re compliant with looming ACA requirements that are still law of the land.

For example, the deadline for using the new summary of benefits and coverage template is fast approaching, Christine Poth, a partner with the firm Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, said Monday at EBN’s Benefits Forum & Expo in Boca Raton, Fla. Issued April of last year, the DOL shortened the SBC to five pages, and added important questions regarding deductibles, out-of- pocket limits and network providers.

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