Grandfathered Plans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Publication Date: December 2010

Publisher: Families USA

Author(s): Families USA

Research Area: Health

Keywords: grandfathered plan; health reform

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The brief discusses health plans that existed on the date that health reform was enacted and are therefore exempt from some provisions of the law. It explains the requirements health plans must meet to maintain grandfathered status and outlines which protections in the health reform law apply to such plans and which do not.