Navigating uncertain health care legislation

May 19, 2017

In 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law, introducing a whole new set of guidelines, rules and fines for employers implementing health care benefit programs. In 2017, a new administration entered the White House and has focused on overhauling the ACA. Since the law was enacted in 2010, it has continued to evolve and be debated, resulting in a seemingly endless number of regulatory and compliance complications.

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    2010

    ACA passed, lifetime limits removed, coverage to age 26, no limits on pre-existing conditions

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    2012

    Employers start distributing summary of benefits and reporting health coverage on W2s

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    2013

    Medicare Part D subsidy to employer no longer tax free

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    2014

    Individual and employer mandates go into effect

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    2017

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    January 2017

    President Donald Trump issues Executive Order

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    May 2017

    AHCA legislation passes in the house and moves to the senate for additional debate

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    2017+

    Until any new legislation is signed into law, the ACA remains for the foreseeable future

Health care legislation will continue to be discussed and debated for the foreseeable future. Until any new legislation is passed, the ACA is the law. Your organization should continue operating your benefit plans in compliance with the ACA. Failure to do so may result in penalties for your organization and confusion and uncertainty among your employees.

 

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