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ACA Section 1557 – Federal Court Injunctions, Executive Orders, Repeal/Replace, Oh my!

By: Kelly Dempsey, Esq.

A federal court injunction related to 1557 was granted on 12/31/16, temporarily stopping portions of the rule—discrimination on the basis of gender identity & termination of pregnancy—from becoming effective. The remaining provisions of the rule—prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability, race, color, age, national origin, or sex other than gender identity—took effect as scheduled, generally on 1/1/17. It’s unclear if it will be appealed, but as with the Executive Order, the conservative approach is to take actions to maintain compliance with 1557 until formal guidance is issued.