Earlier this year, the HHS and the OCR published a final rule to implement Section 1557 of the ACA. Most prominently, this rule prohibits discrimination in health coverage on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, or disability. You have until the first day of your plan year beginning on or after January 1, 2017 to make any necessary changes to your health plan benefit design, so the time to understand your obligations is now.

Which employers are covered by Section 1557? Section 1557 only applies to employers who:

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