Grandmothering Legislation Passes in California
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law SB 1446, known as the “grandmothering” bill and “transitional relief.”
The new law allows qualifying non-grandfathered small employer health plans to remain in effect until December 31, 2015 even if they don’t meet certain requirements under the Affordable Care Act.
There are a couple of important points to note. First, employers will not be required to keep these plans in place; doing so will be their choice. Second, the legislation does not address how rates will be affected.
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