In a move that will not come as a surprise to anyone who has been following the rocky implementation of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), the Obama Administration has yet again delayed important provisions of the ACA. In a bulletin released on Wednesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced that transitional relief, which allows insurance companies to offer plans that do not comply with the coverage and affordability requirements of the ACA in 2014, has been extended for two years. This transitional relief extension is only applicable to plan years beginning on or before October 1, 2016.

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