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CMS to stop accepting annual-limit waiver applications
Modern Healthcare

In new guidance, the CMS said it will not accept new applications for waivers from the health reform law’s annual limit restrictions or requests for extensions on currently granted waivers after Sept. 22. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from imposing annual limits on health insurance coverage beginning in 2014. Until that time, annual limits are being phased out to maintain access to coverage, generally for so-called “mini-med” plans.