Health Care Reform -- Do You Know What to Do from Now to 2014?
American Fidelity Assurance will conduct a half-day workshop on “Health Care Reform – Are You Prepared for What to Do from Now to 2014?” on April 16 at Rose State College. This workshop will also apply to those cities that are self insured. The presenter will be Susan Relland, Employee Benefits Attorney and Vice President of American Fidelity Assurance Company, who creates health care reform educational resources for customers and monitors developments in the law. Participants will receive a road map for health care reform, gain a high level of familiarity with key provisions that affect plan sponsors, receive a review of the phased implementation of health care reform, receive key issues that will be needed to consider when developing an action plan while considering long-term options for a benefit program. Click here for the brochure, or Click Here to register online.
Treasury Issues Shared Responsibility Guidelines for Large Employers Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
(From 1/11/13 Executive Director's Update)
Last week, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published proposed regulations on the “shared responsibility” portion of the ACA. These regulations address the ACA requirement that employers with at least 50 full-time employees offer their employees affordable health care or pay an “assessable payment” (which was previously referred to as a penalty). Treasury also announced its intent to hold a public hearing on these regulations on April 23, 2013. Click here to access more information.
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/.
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.
Breaking News from NLC and OML
Supreme Court Decides Affordable Care Act Cases: The Individual Mandate Survives