Interim Final Rules Provide Religious, Moral Exemptions to Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate

The Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor this week announced two companion interim final rules that provide conscience protections to Americans who have a religious or moral objection to paying for health insurance that covers contraceptive/abortifacient services. Obamacare-compliant health insurance plans are required to cover “preventive services,” a term defined through regulation. […]

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Final Rules Issued on Alternative Contraceptive Services Delivery Methods

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), along with the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of the Treasury (DOT), have issued interim final rules that establish an alternative way for eligible organizations that have a religious objection to covering contraceptive services to seek an accommodation from contracting, providing, paying, or referring for such […]

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FAQs Seek to Clarify Preventive Services, Including Contraceptives, Under Obamacare

In a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) issued on May 11, the federal agencies regulating the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) sought to close some loopholes that health insurers thought they had detected regarding preventive and contraceptive services. Regarding contraceptive services, the FAQs by the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human […]

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