Proposed changes to the Affordable Care Acts summary of benefits and coverage and uniform glossary are coming under fire from business groups who say the implementation time frame does not give them enough time to comply with the new requirements.
The SBC, mandated by the ACA, is intended to provide group health plan members with an easy-to-understand summary of a health plans benefits and coverage. Its an additional document employers have to ensure employees receive, above and beyond whatever other communications they provide. Under the current rules, it can be no longer than four double-sided pages and must include two standard coverage examples having a baby and managing type 2 diabetes using specific words contained in the glossary.
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