Only some requirements must be complied with for the initial February 15, 2018 certification.
Individuals who are fully covered under a firm’s program are broadly exempt.
Completing the risk assessment can be a challenging task. One way to make that task easier is to look to frameworks or approaches that have already been developed and become established.
It's possible to obtain exemption from some of the regulation’s requirements.
Simply working in chronological order based on compliance dates may not be the best way to start.