Is our group plan Grandfathered?
Group health plans and health insurance plans that were in place on March 23, 2010, when the Affordable Care Act was enacted, are called grandfathered plans and are exempt from some elements of the law. However, to maintain grandfathered status, a plan cannot reduce or eliminate benefits, increase employee cost-sharing above certain thresholds, or reduce the employer share of the premium payment. Once a plan loses its grandfathered status, it must comply with all applicable requirements of the law. It is the employer group’s responsibility to determine if the plan is grandfathered or not.