With the Affordable Care Act's elimination of pre-existing condition limitations, when was an employer able to stop providing the certificate of creditable coverage that was required under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)?

Author: Gloria Ju

The prohibition on pre-existing condition exclusions for all individuals went into effect for group health plans beginning on or after January 1, 2014. Therefore, an employer could stop providing the HIPAA certificate of creditable coverage after December 31, 2014.