There are many new and expanding legal requirements for group health plans and issuers of group health plan coverage to pay attention to this year. Many of these requirements were enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, which passed in December 2020. This update describes the key legal requirements that we are seeing the most questions or movement on from clients. This is not an exhaustive list, and we encourage plan sponsors to reach out to their advisors, carriers, and other vendors supporting plan administration and design that could be affected by these new requirements.

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