Health Care Reform
When debate surrounded the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many businesses hesitated to put time and resources into the necessary preparations. While understandable, these companies are now months behind.
2013 serves as a critical planning year for businesses, and the primary focus will be cost containment and compliance. With deadlines and regulatory milestones looming, our employee benefits experts can help you develop a strategy to address ACA mandates and regulations head-on. We have all the resources you need to successfully navigate health care reform including:
- Compliance checklists and timelines
- Health care reform legislative updates and guides
- Employee education materials
- Health care reform video content
- Community forum
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Further Information & Resources
- To Pay or Play?
With the ACA upheld by the Supreme Court and the 2012 elections, companies may now have to make an important decision—whether to continue providing health coverage to their employees. Read more...
- Deadlines and Milestones
Whatever your future decisions may be, businesses of all sizes that plan to continue providing health coverage in the near-term must prepare for ACA deadlines. For your convenience, we’ve compiled a timeline of significant health care reform provisions with looming effective dates. Read more...
- Upcoming Regulations
Regulations on a number of issues remain outstanding. The agencies responsible for implementation and enforcement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) began issuing additional regulatory guidance after the Supreme Court upheld the law. More additional guidance is expected now that the election is over. Read more...
- Concerns for Small Businesses
Businesses with fewer than 50 employees may be exempt from the pay-or-play penalties, but they aren’t exempt from thinking about the implications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Any business nearing that threshold with intent to grow must consider the added cost of compliance. Read more...
CHALLENGES FOR IMPLEMENTATION
As we get closer to full implementation of the ACA, there are still concerns about insufficient staffing of responsible agencies. Also, employers and state governments remain hesitant to implement parts of the law. Despite these issues, compliance efforts are likely to pick up given the results of last year’s election and Supreme Court decision.
Gregory & Appel Insurance will continue to monitor progress of the ACA and its implementation. Bookmark this page and check back regularly to stay up-to-date on important developments.
**The content of this webpage is not intended to be exhaustive nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as legal advice. Readers should contact legal counsel for legal advice.