Non-Grandfathered Status
The Company believes the medical and prescription drug benefits under the healthcare plan do not constitute a grandfathered health plan under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as Health Care Reform). Being a non-grandfathered health plan means that the healthcare plan must include certain consumer protections of Health Care Reform.
Questions regarding which protections apply and which protections do not apply to a non-grandfathered health plan can be directed to the plan administrator (see the Your Rights and Responsibilities section). You may also contact the Employee Benefits and Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor at 866 444 3272 or www.dol.gov/ebsa/healthreform. This web site has a table summarizing which protections do and do not apply to grandfathered health plans.
Even though the dental and vision benefits are not subject to the insurance market reforms of Health Care Reform, the Company has voluntarily amended the definition of dependent child for purposes of those benefits to align with the new definition required under Health Care Reform for the medical and prescription drug benefits.