Health Care Reform: Large Employers and the New Health Insurance Exchanges

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Historically, employers have adopted a number of strategies intended to control the ever-increasing cost of health care, including self-insuring their own employees’ health risks, implementing wellness programs, and shifting more and more costs onto their employees. In the wake of the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), employers are examining a number of new strategies to control costs (e.g., “private” health insurance exchanges).

Click below to review a recent alert on private exchanges (see alert for link). Large employers are also trying to understand whether they can leverage the new State-based Exchanges (or Federally-facilitated Exchange, as the case may be) that are being created under PPACA. Below are some common questions we have heard from our clients about the new Exchanges.

Please see full alert below for more information.

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Topics:  Affordable Care Act, Employer Group Health Plans, Health Insurance Exchanges, Healthcare

Published In: Administrative Agency Updates, Health Updates, Insurance Updates, Labor & Employment Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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