90-day Waiting Period Limit—Permitted Orientation Periods

Health Care Reform Legislative BriefUnder the ACA, group health plans and issuers may not apply a waiting period that exceeds 90 days. However, a proposed rule issued on Feb. 20, 2014, would allow plans to impose reasonable and bona fide orientation periods under the 90-day waiting period limit. This 90-day Waiting Period Limit – Permitted Orientation Periods Legislative Brief provides an overview of the permitted orientation periods.