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(or rider) to satisfy the notice requirement added by NMHPA.

Effective dates

Group market. NMHPA applies to group health plans and group health insurance issuers

for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 1998. The interim rules for the group market apply

to group health plans and group health insurance issuers for plan years beginning on or after

January 1, 1999.

Individual market. NMHPA applies to health insurance coverage offered, sold, issued,

renewed, in effect, or operated in the individual market on or after January 1, 1998. The interim

rules for the individual market apply to health insurance coverage offered, sold, issued, renewed,

in effect, or operated in the individual market on or after January 1, 1999.

C. Interim Rules and Request for Comments

Section 9833 of the Code (formerly section 9806), section 734 of ERISA (formerly

section 707), and section 2792 of the PHS Act authorize the Secretaries of the Treasury, Labor,

and HHS to promulgate any interim final rules that they determine are appropriate to carry out the

provisions of Chapter 100 of Subtitle K of the Code, Part 7 of Subtitle B of Title I of ERISA, and

Title XXVII of the PHS Act, which include the NMHPA provisions. The Departments have

determined that interim final rules are appropriate because there is a need to define the substance

of the federal requirements and the scope of their applicability in anticipation of the 1999 plan

year.

Many commenters have asked the Departments to clarify certain NMHPA provisions. For

example, the Departments have been asked when the 48-hour (or 96-hour) stay begins, and

whether the requirements apply only after birth in a hospital. In addition, NMHPA does not apply

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