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Employer News | May 29, 2012
Employer News | May 29, 2012

Early Retiree Reinsurance Program

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act established the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP) to provide continued health insurance coverage to retirees age 55 years and older, plus their dependents, who are not eligible for Medicare.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services allocated $5 billion to the program, all of which must be used to reduce eligible retirees’ premiums or cost-sharing. As of February 17, 2012, $4.7 billion of the funds had been disbursed.

Can employers still apply for ERRP funds?
No. The ERRP application deadline was May 5, 2011.

My group already received ERRP funds. By when must they be used?
ERRP reimbursement funds should be used as soon as possible and must be used no later than December 31, 2014.

To learn more about the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program, visit http://www.errp.gov/.

For the latest information on this and other health reform updates, visit our Health Care Reform page


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