blue compass with word Compliance on it If your plan is self-funded, the plan's third-party administrator should be actively making CAA-related changes. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Many of the provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA), passed in late December 2020, are now effective in 2022. While carriers, vendors and other partners may handle the majority of the items, employers are ultimately responsible for ensuring compliance with this legislation. It may require amending vendor contracts and is likely to increase plan expenses in the next several years. Here's what employers need to know to start their year right.

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