More employers can claim contraception exemption under new rules

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced recently that it was expanding the circumstances in which an employer can offer a group health plan that doesn't cover contraception. The action was taken in response to an Executive Order from President Donald Trump asking the agency to amend the contraception coverage regulations to promote religious liberty. New exemptions allow a wider range of employers to opt out of providing coverage for some or all types of contraception if they can demonstrate a religious or moral objection to doing so.

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