Health Care Reform

30-day Open Enrollment

Plans were required to offer a minimum of 30 days for open enrollment for the first plan year beginning on or after September 23, 2010. The purpose was to provide an adequate opportunity to enroll for individuals who were previously excluded from the plan due to the imposition of lifetime limits or age. Notice requirements also applied.

Note: The requirement to provide a minimum period of time for enrollment only applies to certain types of health plans, such as major medical insurance. It does not apply to HIPAA excepted benefits, such as disability, cancer, hospital indemnity, or accident insurance.

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