rubber stamp with word Regulations With January 1st getting closer every day, health plans and providers are moving quickly to make changes as regulations and guidance continue to be published. (Photo: Shutterstock)

This will be an exciting open enrollment season. For many employers, business will be again conducted in-person, and there are new consumer protections pursuant to the No Surprises Act, part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Pub. L. 116-260), which will impact your health plan offering when they take effect on January 1st.

While most obligations under the Act fall on health plans and health care providers, health plan participants will be directly impacted by the Act’s slated changes and will notice some significant differences in their health care experience almost immediately.

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