Health Insurance Exchanges are government-regulated private health insurance markets where individuals can purchase standardized health insurance plans.
The Affordable Care Act: The Structure of Health Plans – Interview with Alden Bianchi, Member, Mintz Levin
Pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals and employees of small businesses will be able to access health insurance coverage through a private health insurance market – the Health Insurance Marketplace –...more
The October 1, 2013 deadline for providing employees with a notice of their coverage options through the newly established public health insurance exchanges (referred to as the “Marketplace”) is quickly approaching. This news...more
All employers, except for the relative few that are not subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), are required to provide a written Notice to their employees regarding the coverage options available under the federal...more
What you need to know:
Employers must distribute notices of public exchange coverage to employees by October 1, 2013 to ensure compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. ...more
The Affordable Care Act provides individuals with the option of purchasing health coverage through new health insurance exchanges, or “Marketplaces” that will operate in every state effective January 1, 2014 (e.g.,...more
As previously reported on this blog, employers are required to provide a notice to employees regarding coverage options under the new Health Insurance Marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act that are scheduled to be...more
Although the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) "employer mandate" has been delayed until 2015, health insurance exchanges are still scheduled to start offering health coverage to individuals and employees of small businesses...more
Beginning January 1, 2014, individuals and employees of small businesses will have access to affordable coverage through a new competitive private health insurance market – the Health Insurance Marketplace. The...more
The Affordable Care Act and subsequent guidance require all employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act to provide notice of health care coverage options available through a health care exchange to all current employees...more
Starting in 2014, the Affordable Care Act requires that nonexempt individuals either maintain “minimum essential coverage” or pay an individual payment with their income tax returns. Minimum essential coverage may be...more
Employers—regardless of size—need to prepare to notify all current employees, part-time and full-time, of the availability of health insurance coverage from the new health insurance exchanges (the “Marketplace”) created by...more
Hi, I’m Jess Rogers. I’m an attorney with Sands Anderson.
As you probably know by now, on July 2nd the Obama administration announced a one year delay in the Affordable Care Act’s employer...more
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals and small businesses will be able to purchase health insurance coverage online through the new health insurance coverage exchanges (now known as “Marketplaces”)....more
The October 1 deadline to provide employees a notice of the availability of coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace (also known as the "Marketplace" or "Exchange") is quickly approaching.
The Affordable Care Act...more
Last month, the Obama Administration made the decision to delay penalties under the Employer Shared Responsibility Mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until 2015. However, it did not delay an employer's obligation to...more
Established as a part of the comprehensive 2006 Massachusetts health care reform law, the Massachusetts Health Insurance Connector (a/k/a the “Connector”) served as a model for the American Health Benefit Exchanges that are a...more
With only two weeks before Congress’ August recess and just a little more than two months before October open enrollment begins, Washington is busy sorting through, implementing and, in some cases, fighting the Affordable...more
January 1, 2014 is fast approaching and regulators, payor organizations, providers, and many other interested parties are working to implement, operationalize, and participate in the state-based American Health Benefit...more
On May 8, 2013, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued guidance to employers for giving notice to employees as required by Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) § 18b. Section 1512 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care...more
Under the Affordable Care Act, employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act must provide a “Notice of Coverage Options” to each employee. The purpose of this Notice is to inform employees that they may obtain health...more
The countdown is on now. Less than 100 days until the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) main provisions go into effect, and Organizing for Action and Enroll America kicked outreach efforts to the uninsured into high gear last week....more
Although the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA” or the “Act”) is now over three years old, the Act’s core requirements will not take effect until 2014....more
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued model notices that employers may use to satisfy the Health Insurance Marketplace notice required beginning October 1, 2013....more
As everyone knows, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was upheld in a somewhat surprising Supreme Court decision last month. (For a recap of the decision see our Legal Alert on the case).
Set out below is a...more