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Uniform SBCs to be Translated Into Multiple Languages

Jan 31, 2016

HR360, Inc.
January 26, 2016

Templates Expected to be Available by July 1, 2016

A new law in California makes uniform summary of benefits and coverage (SBC) information a vital document—subject to specified translation requirements—commencing October 1, 2016. Uniform SBC information must be provided to consumers by health plans and insurers under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) and California law.

Background
California law requires a "vital" document to be translated when a "limited-English-proficient" population is a certain percent of the plan's enrollment. Prior to October 1, 2016, the uniform SBC information required under the ACA and state law is not classified as "vital."

New Law

Click here to read the text of the law.

To review other state laws specific to California, visit the State Laws section, click on California, and choose your topic of interest from the left-hand navigation menu.

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