Health Care Reform Update
By now, we all know that most everyone must comply with the new PPACA law beginning January 1, 2014. Although the tax penalties have been delayed until January 1, 2015 for groups with 50+ employees, these large groups are still expected to comply with the law in 2014.
WHAT TO EXPECT FOR INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS:
If you have a Grandfathered Plan, a plan purchased prior to March 23, 2010, and you have made very minor or no changes to it, you may keep your plan as it is and it will not be subject to many of the requirements under the new law.
If your plan began after March 23, 2010, you must comply with, and are subject to, the new requirements under the PPACA law on your renewal date in 2014 beginning with January renewals. You must purchase a PPACA compliant plan or be penalized.
IMPORTANT NEW FEDERAL REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYERS:
By October 1, 2013, you will be required to distribute a notice to your employees called New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Your Health Coverage. This notice must be given to all of your employees (including part time). The purpose of this notice is to let all of your employees know about the Federally Facilitated Exchange, called “The Health Insurance Marketplace”.
Health Care Reform Update 8.12.13
~~ from Carolyn L. Pope