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CMS issues final round of health plan waivers
Modern Healthcare

Health insurance policies covering about 3.3 million people may temporarily continue under the final round of CMS waivers for employer-sponsored plans that do not meet provisions of the 2010 healthcare law. The waivers, announced Friday on a CMS website, apply to health insurance policies—mostly for mini-med plans—offered to the workers of 1,231 employers.

The waiver policy, meant as a transition to the implementation of policies in 2014 that effectively will ban most mini-med policies, started in September 2010 offering one-year waivers from the coverage policies.