• NRA
    NRA We Serve America's Restaurants Representing nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses, we advocate for restaurant and foodservice industry interests and provide tools and systems that help members of all sizes achieve success.
  • NRAEF
    NRAEF Building & Retaining Talent The NRAEF is focused on developing a stronger workforce and building the next generation of industry leaders through education, scholarships and community engagement.
  • NRA Show
    NRA Show May 20-23, 2017 As the international foodservice marketplace, the NRA Show provides unparalleled opportunities for buyers and sellers to come together, conduct business and learn from each other.
  • ServSafe
    ServSafe Minimize Risk. Maximize Protection. For over 40 years, ServSafe® training programs have delivered the knowledge, leadership and protection that have earned the trust and confidence of business leaders everywhere.

National Restaurant Association - NRA comments on new health care requirements

Skip to navigation Skip to content

News & Research

Share:
Email Print
News RSS

NRA comments on new health care requirements

The National Restaurant Association asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to consider delaying a provision of the health care law set to take effect next March.

The provision requires employers who offer health insurance to provide employees with information about health care plans in a new format starting March 23, 2012. HHS is charged with giving employers a new template to use as a "Summary of Benefits and Coverage," along with a glossary of terms and certain other materials. The agency in July released proposed regulations and templates to implement this part of the 2010 health care law.

In comments filed with HHS on the proposed regulations, the National Restaurant Association asked that employers be given more time to comply.

"Our goal is to provide our employees and their families with clear, useful information about their medical plan options to make informed decisions. While we agree with the intent of the proposed regulation, we are concerned about the timing of the implementation of this rule and the potential confusion that some of the proposals may create for employees," the NRA wrote, asking for an additional 18 to 24 months for compliance.

The Association also asked HHS to look at the total administrative burden the 2010 health care law will impose on employers, rather than considering each new requirement separately. "These Summary of Benefits and Coverage requirements must be considered in the context and continuum of the other requirements the law will place on employers."

Read the NRA's comments to HHS.

 

Conserve RSS Healthcare RSS Conserve RSS

▲ Back to Top

We're glad you're here!®

® 2012-2017 National Restaurant Association. All rights reserved.

2055 L St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 331-5900 | (800) 424-5156