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
In July, the government announced a one year postponement of the requirement for large employers to offer healthcare coverage to their full-time employees or risk paying a penalty. However, some of the transition rules that...more
In July of 2013, the Obama administration delayed the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s employer reporting requirements. The reports as proposed would have required employers to provide extensive and detailed...more
In This Issue:
Leading the News; Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; and Hearings and Mark-Ups Scheduled.
Employers have long been subject to lawsuits brought by employees for employment actions such as wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment. With the opening this week of the Health Insurance Marketplaces and the...more
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
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
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), an employer subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act must provide a written notice to current employees about the Health Insurance Marketplace (the “Exchange Notice”) by October 1, 2013,...more
Looming implementation of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) so-called “play or pay” provision has large employers evaluating the alternatives it presents: “play,” by offering health insurance coverage to full-time employees; or...more
By October 1, 2013, employers must notify their current employees, in writing, about their health insurance options under the new Health Exchanges in 2014.
The notice requirement applies to all employers subject to the...more
In this presentation:
- The Exchanges and The Subsidies
- Preparing for the Employer Mandate
- Employer Strategies
- Other Fees and Market Reform
- Excerpt from: The...more
Final regulations required for October 1, 2013 open enrollment are largely unchanged from the proposed rule.
On August 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of the Department of Health and Human...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
Attorney Alden Bianchi, Practice Group Leader of Mintz Levin's Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice, discusses how health plans will be purchased under PPACA....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
On August 30, 2013, CMS published a final rule establishing certain program integrity requirements for the private health insurance marketplaces—called Affordable Insurance Exchanges (or Health Insurance...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
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”) amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to require employers of all sizes to provide their employees a notice of the availability of coverage through public...more
The article "Start Counting," published in the June 3, 2013, edition of the Benefits Broadcast discussed how employers must "count" themselves into compliance with the ACA, and how the number of employees affects whether an...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
In this presentation:
- ACA Exchanges
- Shared Responsibility Requirement (A.K.A. the “Employer Mandate”) for Large Nonprofit Employers
- Important Changes for Small Nonprofit...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
Capitol Hill and the agencies went back and forth last week on the impact and consideration involved in delaying the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate; votes in the House are expected this week on it, as well as a...more