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Supplement to the December 22, 2010 Edition

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[Official Guidance]
Text of IRS Notice 2011-1: Delay of Nondiscrimination Rules for Insured Group Health Plans (PDF)

7 pages. Excerpt: "Because regulatory guidance is essential to the operation of the statutory provisions, the [IRS, DOL and HHS] have determined that compliance with [the nondiscrimination requirements of] § 2716 [of the Affordable Care Act] should not be required (and thus, any sanctions for failure to comply do not apply) until after regulations or other administrative guidance of general applicability has been issued under § 2716. In order to provide insured group health plan sponsors time to implement any changes required as a result of the [upcoming] regulations or other guidance, the [IRS, DOL and HHS] anticipate that the guidance will not apply until plan years beginning a specified period after issuance. Before the beginning of those plan years, an insured group health plan sponsor will not be required to file IRS Form 8928 . . . ."
(U.S. Internal Revenue Service)

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