Departments Issue Final Rule Expanding Exemptions for Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Under ACA

​The Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor released two final rules to provide religious and moral​ objections to the coverage of contraceptives under the preventive services requirement of the Affordable Care Act, as well as accommodations for those objections. These rules do not alter the discretion of the Health Resources and Services Administration, a component of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, to maintain the guidelines requiring contraceptive coverage where no regulatorily recognized objection exists.

The rules are effective January 14, 2019.

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