In light of feedback from the broker/consultant community and recent market insights, Aetna has revised its approach to the Gag Clause Prohibition Compliance Attestation (GCPCA) requirement. Aetna has announced that they will take on the responsibility of submitting the Gag Clause Prohibition Compliance Attestation on behalf of all fully-insured and small group AFA plan sponsors.
Recognizing the importance of accurate plan sponsor contact information in this submission process, Aetna is presently evaluating the data available in their systems. They have indicated that should there be gaps in this information, they will seek assistance from Account Management teams to update the necessary data.
This decision relieves fully-insured and small group AFA plan sponsors from submitting the attestation themselves. Consequently, Account Managers will no longer need to send the Plan Sponsor letter and Aetna attestation to these parties.