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Revised Surprise Billing Model Notice Now Available

The No Surprises Act requires plans and issuers to make certain disclosures regarding balance billing protections to participants. Federal agencies previously released a model notice that could be used to satisfy these disclosure requirements, and in frequently asked questions from August 19, 2022, they released a revised model notice based on public comments. 

The agencies will consider use of either Version 1 or Version 2 of the model notice to be good faith compliance with respect to plan or policy years beginning on or after January 1, 2022, and before January 1, 2023. They will consider use of only Version 2 of the model notice to be good faith compliance with respect to plan or policy years beginning after January 1, 2023.

Next Steps for Employers

Employers should work with their carrier to ensure that the notice is provided to group health plan participants, beneficiaries and enrollees, and that it is made publicly available, posted on a public website, and included on each applicable explanation of benefits, for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2022.

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