The changes in the final rule apply only to group grandfathered plans and insurance coverage: the rule does not affect grandfathered individual coverage.  (Photo: Shutterstock)

Group plans will be able to impose higher cost-sharing requirements without losing Affordable Care Act grandfathered status under new rules issued late last week. The final rule by the Labor, HHS and Treasury Departments follows a proposed rule issued last July.

Related: What to do with ‘grandfathered’ group health plans?

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