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New Health Insurance Federal Regulations

On February 12 the Treasury Department issued final rules governing those with 50 or more employees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The National League of Cities has summarized regulations particularly impacting municipalities. These include 1). Seasonal employees and 2). Volunteer employees including first responders. The issue is how to count these employees in determining whether the 50 employee threshold is reached. Click here for the NLC report 

New Health Insurance Federal Regulations
On February 12 the Treasury Department issued final rules governing those with 50 or more employees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The National League of Cities has summarized regulations particularly impacting municipalities. These include 1). Seasonal employees and 2). Volunteer employees including first responders. The issue is how to count these employees in determining whether the 50 employee threshold is reached. Click here for the NLC report

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

 

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Reform

By American Fidelity 

The Supreme Court upheld the entire Health Care Reform law on a 5-4 vote. However, on the question of whether an expanded Medicaid requirement is constitutional, the court instructed that states may participate in the enhanced benefits offered under the law, but the federal government may not take pre-Health Care Reform law Medicaid funding away from states that do not participate in the new program. For more details about the decision, visit American Fidelity’s informative website http://www.hcrdecision.com/.

Supreme Court Upholds the Entire Law!

By American Fidelity Assurance

Today, the Supreme Court upheld the entire Health Care Reform law on a 5-4 vote. However, on the question of whether an expanded Medicaid requirement is constitutional, the court instructed that states may participate in the enhanced benefits offered under the law, but the federal government may not take pre-Health Care Reform law Medicaid funding away from states that do not participate in the new program.
 
American Fidelity has been monitoring developments in the law from the beginning and will continue to do so. We are dedicated to helping you understand and implement Health Care Reform requirements as needed.  For more information on the law, please visit our Health Care Reform website on the court's opinion, HCRdecision.com, or contact your local Account Representative.

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