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What if a closely held employer cuts birth control benefits?

Regulators at EBSA, the IRS and CCIIO worked together to write the Hobby Lobby guidance.
Regulators at EBSA, the IRS and CCIIO worked together to write the Hobby Lobby guidance.

Federal agencies have outlined the procedures closely held corporations have to follow if they want to eliminate contraceptive services from their group health preventive services package.

A closely held for-profit corporation that wants to eliminate birth control benefits must change the summary plan description (SPD) for a plan. The employer then must follow the usual requirements for telling plan enrollees about material reductions in covered services, officials say. Employers generally must tell plan members about reductions in covered services within 60 days after making the change, according to officials.

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