Non-Profit Religious Organizations Exemption to Cover Contraceptive Services

Introducing the Eligible Organization Designation

The final rules replace the TESH with a new exception for Eligible Organizations. An Eligible Organization is a non-profit religious organization with religious objections to covering contraceptive services. Those organizations that self-certify as an Eligible Organization may exclude coverage for some or all contraceptive services. The new Eligible Organization designation is effective for plan years starting on or after Jan. 1, 2014.

A new self-certification form from the Department of Labor must be completed by employers claiming the Eligible Organization exception for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2014: EBSA Form 700 – Certification for Plan Years beginning on or after 1/1/14.