Another compliance deadline is quickly approaching. For plan years that begin on or after January 1, 2023, group health plans must provide for advance disclosure of cost-sharing information to enrollees seeking health services, upon request and to the extent practicable.
The format of the disclosure is through an internet-based self-service tool, telephone, or paper format (upon request).
The tool allows the enrollee to compare the amount of cost-sharing that he or she would be responsible for with respect to a discrete covered item or service by billing code or descriptive term. The required information relates to geographic region and in-network and out-of-network providers and initially addresses 500 items and services. Full compliance (all items and services) is required for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2024.
As always, please contact your Total Benefit Solutions, Inc health insurance specialists with any questions or concerns at (215)355-2121.