New Regulations Expand Exemptions From The Contraceptive Mandate
On Oct. 6, 2017, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury (Departments) issued two interim final rules expanding certain exemptions from the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraceptive coverage mandate.
- The first interim final rule expands the availability of the exemption for employers that object to providing contraceptive coverage based on their religious beliefs.
- The second interim final rule provides an additional exemption for certain employers that object to providing contraceptive coverage based on their moral convictions (but not religious beliefs).
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